Quadruple bogey does not slow rookie golfer
Rookie Shawn Stefani overcame a quadruple bogey and shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the St. Jude Classic. The 31-year-old Texan blew a two-stroke lead with the quadruple bogey on No. 11, but rebounded with four birdies over his final five holes to move back atop the leaderboard. He had eight birdies to go with that quadruple bogey to reach 12-under 198 at TPC Southwind. Harris English was a stroke back after a 69, finishing out of the lead for the first time this week.
Pressel leads, women play 36 holes today
Overcoming rain and a muddy course, Morgan Pressel shot a 2-under 70 to take the lead after two rounds of the LPGA Championship. At 6-under 138, Pressel had a two-shot lead over top-ranked Inbee Park and Chella Choi. Park shot 68, while Choi, the first-round leader, struggled with a 73.
The final two rounds will be squeezed into a 36-hole marathon today at Locust Hill Country Club to determine the winner of the tour’s second major. The change in schedule came after nearly five inches of rain fell Thursday, forcing officials to postpone the first round.
Frost one stroke ahead of Couples in Alabama
David Frost birdied the 16th and 17th holes en route to a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples after the third round of the Regions Tradition. Frost, the South African who won the Toshiba Classic in March for his fourth Champions Tour title, had four birdies on the final eight holes to move to 12-under 205 in the major championship. Couples, the Presidents Cup captain, shot a bogey-free 68.
Girard fame committee seeks new nominations
The Girard Hall of Fame Committee is again accepting nominations for potential entrants into the Hall during an induction ceremony scheduled April 12 at Leo’s Ristorante. The deadline for nomination applications is Nov. 30 and applicants must have graduated from GHS prior to 2003, or be nominated for the community service recognition.
To submit a nomination, go to girardcityschools.org, click on the buildings tab, choose high school and open the Girard Hall of Fame link and nomination form. Once completed click submit and the applicant’s resume will go through a validation process from a nomination review board in order to make it onto the ballot. It is important to be accurate with the information you provide.
Poland resident vaults to sixth place in Pa.
Max Prizant of Poland, a junior at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, cleared 13 feet in the pole vault to finish sixth in the Pennsylvania Class AA state track and field meet last month at Shippensburg, Pa.
Prizant has been vaulting for three years, beginning as a freshman at Poland.
All-star softball games scheduled June 18
The annual Mahoning-Trumbull County All-Star softball game has been scheduled for June 18 at McCune Park in Canfield. Two seven-inning games will be played, beginning at 5 and 7 p.m.
Kelly Snowden of Jackson-Milton will coach the Mahoning squad, Demetra Noble of LaBrae and Jim Nicula of Mathews will coach the Trumbull team.
More details, including team rosters, will be announced later.
5K winning time easily beats course record
Austintown native Ross Lenehan finished in 15:30 to set a course record by eight seconds at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Festival 5K run. Following Lenehan were Josh Boggs of Columbiana in 16:28 and 14-year-old Chase Kern of Canfield in 16:31.
Amanda Fire (Canfield) won the women’s overall competition in 19:24. She was followed by two outstanding young runners, 11-year-old Gianna Stanich (Poland) 20:37 and 10-year-old Julia Gorby (Boardman) 20:45.
For complete results go to www.ihmfestival5K.webs.com