HBU Holds Lead Heading Into Final Round, Seeks Consecutive Championships

first_imgOn a day that wind helped the overall scoring average go up by two shots from yesterday’s round, Brooks was the only player to go under par. She recorded five birdies, including the only birdie on the 18th hole. The final hole provided the most trouble for individuals Tuesday, causing a 5.03 scoring average on the 393-yard, par 4. Alisa Chong of Houston Baptist holds the individual lead after finishing today three-over after shooting an even par in the opening round. She is up by three strokes on Central Arkansas’ Fernanda Lira. The top three teams will tee off at 9:30 a.m. CT. Tournament Page | Live Results | Round 2 LeaderboardsMONTGOMERY, Texas – Paced by defending Southland individual champion Lexi Brooks’ one-under second round, Houston Baptist maintains the lead of the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship heading into tomorrow’s final round at the Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas. HBU (597, +29) leads Central Arkansas (609, +41) by 12 strokes. Last year UCA carded a 288 total score in the final round to finish just one stroke back from the championship. The Huskies are seeking their second consecutive Southland title. They will group together with Sam Houston State (616, +48) tomorrow. The Bearkats scored a 311 total team score led by Jenna Phillips’ two-over second round. She sits in third individually.center_img Lamar (620, +52) shot the second-best team score for Tuesday and sit in fourth. The Cardinals, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (626, +58) and McNeese (634, +66) will tee off at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Cowgirls are tied for sixth with UIW but hold the advantage based off their fifth scorer today. UIW (634, +66) and Stephen F. Austin (641, +73) will get the championship round started at 8 a.m.last_img read more


Cross Country Set To Race At The adidas Pre-National Invitational

first_imgDrake’s women will be competing in their second 6k of the season and their first since Sept. 9. Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) has led a young roster all season, finishing as the top Bulldog in every race this season. In her last 6k, she finished 18th overall at the Oz Memorial with a 23:34.6 finish. Two weekends ago, she was 25th at the Chile Pepper Invitational. Story Links Pre-Nationals Central The adidas Pre-National Invitational is an annual preview of the NCAA Championship course for the best men’s and women’s collegiate cross country runners in the nation. Nearly 70 collegiate teams are scheduled to race at the Lavern Gibson National Championship Cross Country Course with the women running a 6k at 12:15 p.m. followed by an 8k for the men at 12:50 p.m. The Drake University cross country teams are set to compete against some of the top teams in the nation on Saturday, Oct. 15, when they compete at the adidas Pre-National Invitational. This season, Fischer has led the Bulldogs in every race he has competed in this season and recently finished sixth at the Chile Pepper Invitational with an 8k time of 23:53.25. Both of Drake’s teams will be competing in the ‘White’ races with the women racing against eight regionally ranked teams. Live Results Live Video The Bulldogs last competed at the adidas Pre-National Invitational two years with the men turning in one of their top performances of the season as they finished second in their 28-team race. The Bulldogs, were just six points away from claiming the team title from Indiana with Brogan Austin finishing fourth while Rob McCann was 10th. While both have since graduated, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) was 28th that day and with two additional years of training and experience is primed for another strong race against a deep field. In addition to giving the Bulldogs another race against a talent and deep field, the adidas Pre-National Invitational will also be the Bulldogs final tune-up before the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Oct. 29. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Hidilyn Diaz shows great resolve in double bronze feat

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Those twin bronzes mirror the current standing of the 28-year-old Diaz, funded by the Philippine Sports Commission and MVP Sports Foundation, in the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.And since only one lifter from each country is allowed to compete in Japan, it can be deduced that Diaz would retain her silver medal if the Summer Games were held today after China finished 1-2 in the ongoing world championships.“Coming from (world) rank 11 last year to being in the top 3 this year is a testament of how focused collective efforts truly work,” said Aro, part of the seven-man core team that helps Diaz in her journey to a fourth consecutive Olympics.Chinese Liao Qiuyun topped the two events with a 227kg total for the gold medal while compatriot Zhang Wanquiong (222kg) settled for the silver in the global tournament that serves as one of the qualifiers to the Olympics.Diaz lifted 93kg in the snatch and bounced back with a pair of bronzes in the clean and jerk (123kg) and total (213kg) to knock Zulfiya Chinshanio of Kazakhstan out of the medal podium in the total.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’02:21‘Unlikely names’ put ‘ouster matrix’ in doubt – Lacson02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines celebrate at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAAfter two failed attempts in the snatch, Hidilyn Diaz made the crowd wonder if the reigning Olympic silver medalist still has what it takes to take on the best lifters in the world.But the world-class athlete in Diaz prevailed in the succeeding lifts as the country’s weightlifting heroine went on to seize two bronze medals in the women’s 55kg category of the 2019 IWF World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While the audience appreciated that double-bronze feat, people comprising the core team of Diaz at backstage likewise played a vital role in the successful shift in performance.Nutrition coach Jeaneth Aro made spot changes to Diaz’s liquid recovery nutrition following the botched snatch attempts while sports psychology also contributed to the podium finish as Dr. Karen Trinidad helped her develop the strategy of bouncing back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“I’ve seen her calm down and regain composure. I was able to witness behind the scenes that she truly is a world-class athlete,” said Aro in her Facebook post.“Bouncing back from a setback in just a couple of minutes is an inner game that sets apart the best from the rest,” added Aro. P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano MVP not giving up on Gilas Pilipinas, sets eyes on 2023 and 2027 World Cup View commentslast_img read more