Penguin Club members eligible for YSU prizes
To show gratitude for its members’ commitment to Youngstown State’s student-athletes, the YSU Penguin Club will reward members through the “Begins with You” promotion that begins on Monday.
Each day from Monday through Aug. 20, a drawing will take place in which a Penguin Club member will be selected to win a prize. Prizes include field passes to home football games, tickets to watch a home game in the Miladore Family/Penguin Club Loge, apparel and autographed memorabilia.
The promotion requires nothing other than being a Penguin Club member. The winners will be announced on YSUsports.com as well as the Youngstown State Penguins Facebook page and on Twitter @YSUsports.
Another offering exclusive to members is the Penguin Club YSU Football Preview Day on Aug. 3. Members and their prospective guests will receive refreshments, tours of the Watson and Tressel Training Site, Stambaugh Stadium and the YSU football locker room, and access to practice. For more information, contact Tom Morella at 330-941-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recari, Creamer lead LPGA event in Ohio
Spain’s Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes in the LPGA Marathon Classic. Recari, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, matched Creamer with a 4-under 67. They were at 12-under 201.
Creamer, who won in 2008 when the tournament was known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, led by as many as two shots before Recari’s late surge at Highland Meadows.
Rising American teen Lexi Thompson had a 67 and, along with Jacqui Concolino and Japan’s Chie Arimura, was three shots back. Top-ranked Inbee Park, chasing her seventh win of the season, sagged to a 73 to fall eight strokes back.
Summerhays grabs share of PGA lead
Daniel Summerhays waited out a rain delay before making a 19-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a share of the lead with Nicholas Thompson in the PGA Sanderson Farms Championship. Summerhays finished with a 3-under 69 to match Thompson at 17 under at Annandale Golf Club. Winless on the PGA Tour, Summerhays also led last week going into the final round of the John Deere Classic before finishing fourth — a stroke out of a playoff.
Thompson shot a 65. He’s trying for his first PGA Tour win and would join sister Lexi as only the third brother-sister combo to win on the LPGA and PGA Tours.
Jordan Niebrugge wins Amateur Public Links
Jordan Niebrugge hasn’t put a lot of thought into exactly what it will be like to play in the Masters. The Oklahoma State sophomore just knows he’ll have a far better view of the course next year. Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Saturday at Laurel Hill, beating University of California junior Michael Kim 1 up in the 36-hole final, with the winner traditionally receiving a spot in the Masters — if still an amateur
The 19-year-old Niebrugge, from Mequon, Wis., was 1 up after the morning round and increased the margin to four in the first six holes in the afternoon. Kim, the 20-year-old Walker Cup player from Del Mar, Calif., rallied with birdie wins on the 27th and 30th holes. Niebrugge went without a bogey until the 31st hole when he three-putted and had his lead cut to one. On the 33rd, Niebrugge matched Kim’s birdie to maintain the one-hole lead. They halved the final five holes.
NBA’s Curry leads American Century golf
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had four birdies in a late six-hole stretch Saturday to take a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship.
Curry had 25 points in the round and 47 overall in the modified Stableford format.
The Associated Press