first_img A birdie-three on the 17th hole provided the key to Mark Willis winning the Fullers London Pride Gold Medal in the closest finish in the history of the 17-year history of the popular event for club golfers. It help the 34 year old from the Kendleshire club in Bristol to return 34 Stableford points over the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa for an aggregate of 70. That left him tied with playing partner Aiden Tanner from Norwich, who also signed for 34. So a card countback was needed to decide the winner. Both scored 15 points on the back nine, both recorded ten over the back six, but Willis’ birdie at 17 helped give him eight points over the back three compared to Tanner’s seven. It couldn’t have been closer and Willis even managed to get up-and-down from behind a bunker then sink a 15-foot putt on the last hole to save par or the first prize would have slipped away. “That was the longest putt I’d holed all day,” said Willis. “But I’m very surprised but proud to have won. I’m surprised because my game has not been good coming into the event so I didn’t think I’d be in the hunt. “But I think the course and the wind helped me as it made conditions difficult for everyone else. My putter was cold all weekend but it came good when I needed it.” Compared to the first day, conditions improved with a lot of sunshine but the wind gradually increased to be quite strong towards the end, a factor reflected in the scoring. Tanner, the 16 year old from the Costessey Park club, was naturally disappointed but he was disappointed by his form over the back nine. “I messed up on the back nine but Mark played well and deserved to win.” Third place was also decided on countback, Rob Sims from Bulbury Woods in Dorset edging out overnight leader Justin Brassell after both finished with 69 points. Sims, 60 year old warehouseman from Corfe Mullen, recorded 36 points in his second round to Brassell’s 32 and said: “The putts went in today. But I also drove the ball well and my plan was to play for position and I only found two bunkers.” The nine-handicapper had four birdies on his card but was annoyed to not score on the final hole. 18 Aug 2013 Crucial birdie tips the balance in Willis’s favour last_img read more


first_img A superb round of 69, containing eight birdies, saw Billy Watson secure the Junior County Champions title for Hampshire over the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, ending a two-year domination by Lincolnshire golfers.His 36-hole aggregate of 142, four under par, was five strokes ahead of runner-up, Gian-Marco Petrozzi from Staffordshire, his playing partner, and six clear of Essex champion Taylor Carter.“Although I won the Hampshire Boys Championship, this is my biggest victory as it is a national title,” said Watson. “It is a big achievement for me and a great boost. It also gets me automatic entry into next year’s Brabazon Trophy and hopefully on to better things.”Watson (image © Leaderboard Photography), the 18-year-old son of former European Tour professional Scott Watson, started his second round one shot off the lead held by Lincolnshire’s Sam Done. But he was soon setting a hot pace.“I was fighting a left pull on my long irons this morning so before I went out this afternoon I spent some time in the net with my dad and he put me right,” added Watson.“This afternoon was fun. I started well with a birdie at the first from six feet and I missed chances at the next two holes. But I birdied the sixth and bogeyed the seventh to be out in 36 but I had six birdies on the back nine. “This win will take a while to sink in. It was good to have dad on the bag, not necessarily for tips but for his support.”While most of the field were struggling with the Hotchkin’s tough challenge, Watson, who stands 6ft 6ins, made it look easy. He had birdies at the tenth, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 18th while bogeys at 12 and 15, both to three putts, kept him on an even keel.He and Petrozzi were in the last group on the course and the Staffordshire youngster also beat the par with his five-birdie 71 for 147.Carter, who won all six of his games for Essex in the recent English Boys County Championship, added a level-par 73 to his opening 75 for third place on 148.“I started poorly with a double bogey at the second after getting a bad lie in a bunker,” said the 18 year old from Rochford. “But I played O.K. but didn’t hole a thing. I had a lot of chances but couldn’t get the ball to drop. But I finished well with an eagle at 18, hitting my hybrid to eight feet.”Although Cheshire boy champion Max Rogers finished down the field he had the satisfaction of securing his first ever hole-in-one. It came at the 209-yard eighth hole when he sank his five iron tee shot.“I didn’t see the ball go in but the pitch mark was about ten feet in front of the hole so I assume it rolled in from there,” said the 17 year old from the Astbury club. “I’ve never had an ace before and I needed it today. It made up for a bogey at that hole this morning. 13 Sep 2014 Victory proves elementary for eight-birdie Watson last_img read more


first_imgJames Franklin answers questions from reporters after he was introduced as Penn State’s new football coach during a news conference on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Penn State football coach James Franklin did nothing “inappropriate” when he contacted the woman who claims four of Franklin’s former players at Vanderbilt University raped her last year, a Tennessee prosecutor said Thursday.“I can’t comment on it much other than to say the statement we’ve always made is there is no indication that coach Franklin did anything inappropriate in this investigation,” Nashville Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1lDBY8Z ) in a telephone interview.Any contact Franklin had with the woman wasn’t significant to the case, Thurman added.Franklin denied wrongdoing earlier this week when attorneys for a former Vanderbilt player charged with raping the woman along with three former teammates accused prosecutors of mishandling evidence in the case.Thurman told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the filings by defense attorneys for Brandon Vandenburg were “an obvious tactical ploy by Mr. Vandenburg’s attorneys to intimidate the victim and malign veteran prosecutors.” The filings could also taint the jury pool and prevent a fair trial of the charges, Thurman said.Vandenburg’s attorneys contend prosecutors have concealed evidence from them, including text messages, phone records and call logs from Franklin.The defense filings said the alleged victim told detectives that Franklin contacted the woman days after the alleged June assault, telling her “they cared about her” because she assisted with recruiting.The defense attorneys also claim that Franklin had previously “called her in for a private meeting and told her he wanted her to get 15 pretty girls together and form a team to assist with the recruiting even though he knew it was against the rules.”“The allegations I did something wrong are simply not true,” Franklin said in a statement Tuesday, when the contents of the documents were first reported. “I have cooperated fully with the authorities in this matter, but, out of respect for the legal process, I am not able to comment any further.”___Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.comlast_img read more


first_imgThis means that 8% of the players in the Santander League This season they have gone through some of the lower categories of Madrid. Beyond Zidane’s own team, with the six mentioned, highlight Atlético de Madrid (5 – Adán, Hermoso, Saúl, Morata and Llorente), Espanyol (5 – From Tomás, Diego López, Andrés Prieto, Cabrera and Campuzano), the Alavés (4 – Javi Muñoz, Joselu, Pacheco and Aleix Vidal) and the Valencia (4 – Cheryshev, Sobrino, Parejo and Rodrigo).Outside of Spain, with more or less incidence in his days in Valdebebas, there are 41 footballers. Marcos Alonso, Mata, Callejón, Borja Valero or Fabinho they are players fully consecrated in their clubs while Sarabia or Dalmau they are in a great moment so. Bundesliga and Premier League They are the leagues with the most youth squads, a fact that speaks highly of the Factory being two of the best in Europe, but there are also ex-madridistas in Gibraltar or Andorra.Morata is the youth squad who has left the most money in Madrid, around 80 million of euros. Marcos Llorente follows with 40 million and the third is Jesé, which cost PSG 25 million. Some benefits that make the close to 21 million invested Madrid in Factory. Still We do not know up to what point will affect the transfer market the economic crisis the one that is leading the coronavirus, but in the last years the trend was for great players they would break every transfer record most expensive in history every two or three years. This has started to pay more for potential what for immediate performance, as can be the case of Jadon Sancho, who cost five million euros without having made his debut with the first team and will now go over a hundred. The idea is to try produce your own Mbappé and not having to go out looking for it. Real Madrid, following this trend, increasingly concentrates more efforts on its inferior categories.“The Ciudad Real Madrid it’s a dream and one orbsession of this Board of Directors: train children from all over the world in the values ​​of Real Madrid, and make them the best quarry of history, “he explained Florentino Pérez on the sports city from Valdebebas. Factory has always been a world reference and the titles last season confirm this: two juveniles, two cadets, one infant, two fry, one youngest and the prebenjamin won the league in 2018-19. Of the six editions that have had so far the Youth league, Madrid has been a semifinalist in three of them and a quarterfinalist in two others. The merit of the white youth team is not only to produce footballers, but also, there is a large number of footballers formed in Valdebebas they are now in the first European divisions. Specifically there are 83, distributed 42 in Spain and 41 emigrants.Journal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Real Madrid squad players spread over the first European divisions.AS newspapercenter_img But first team level white is so high that only six stonemasons are part of the first current template, Carvajal, Nacho, Casemiro, Valverde, Mariano and Lucas, and the central is the only one who has not had to go out to another team to earn the chip in the squad. Thirteen teams of inferior categories and more than three hundred footballers so that only one has come straight from the quarry. Leaving seems like an obligation.last_img read more


first_imgDespite that, Maro said the Philippines will have a very strong chance of winning in the 8:30 p.m. match.“They beat us 1-0 with the Philippines having a depleted team and Cambodia playing in their home turf,” said Maro.Now, according to Maro, the PH strikers are “healthy, very strong and very excited to play.”However, Games officials didn’t allow the Philippines to train in the evening for “lack of lighted stadium.”“I don’t understand that because they have so many football stadium with flood lights,” said Maro. “But we will still practice in the morning and the afternoon.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — Nine points to the semifinals.That’s the immediate goal of the Philippine men’s under-22 football team here as it embarks against Cambodia Tuesday in the Southeast Asian Games at Selayang Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The country needs to score nine points — a win is worth three points — to make the semifinals.“I think it’s doable because if there’s one team to dominate it would be (defending champion) Thailand, the rest will split points,” said Maro.The country’s best performance in the SEAG was bronze in the 1977 SEA Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Metta World Peace not closing door on playing in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Head coach Marlon Maro said the Philippines have a more potent lineup — compared to winless squad in Singapore SEAG — composed of several club players like Kou Ichi Belgira.But they are up against a motivated Cambodia side whose prime minister reportedly promised them $1,000 each for every won game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Posted on the aseanfootball.org, Prime minister Hun Sen was also said to have dangled $10,000 each if they win the gold, $7,500 for silver and $4,000 for bronze.Cambodia’s sponsor Angkor Beer Company reportedly promised $5,000 for a semifinal finish and $8,000 for a gold medal feat. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more


first_imgThe Norwegian has won nine of his 10 matches in charge in all competitions, with that unbeaten start to life in the dugout seeing United close the gap on the top four and excite the fans.“Solskjaer and (assistant) Mike Phelan have brought back the old school Manchester United,” the England midfielder told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.“They know the league and the club inside out, so to pass that on and get us playing how we are has been perfect. Solskjaer is doing very well, nobody can fault him.“He got the players backing him straight away. He told us there are big expectations and pressure at this club but we have to deal with it and play like a real United team.”Lingard said United, currently two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League places, were setting their sights higher for next season.“We will challenge for the title next season if we carry on how we are now,” said the 26-year-old. “We’re back to basics and winning games by grinding out results or scoring a lot of goals.“As long as we’re winning games, that’s all that matters.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jesse Lingard says the feel-good factor is back at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer© AFP/File Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has helped bring back “the old school Manchester United” and persuaded Jesse Lingard that they can mount a Premier League title challenge next season.Jose Mourinho’s December sacking was followed by the surprise appointment of Solskjaer until the end of the campaign.last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura flies in on a tackle on Kariobangi Sharks striker Duke Abuya during their Kenyan Premier League match on April 24, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – George Abege headed home in added time as 10-man Kariobangi Sharks came from a goal down to hold AFC Leopards to a 1-1 draw in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday evening.Whyvonne Isuza had scored perhaps the quickest goal in Kenyan Premier League history, tapping home after just 20 seconds to give AFC Leopards the lead. However, Abege stepped off the bench to head home a freekick in the last minute of the match to see the sides share spoils.Sharks were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute after youthful defender Ian Taifa was sent off for a second yellow card. But, the never say die attitude of William Muluya’s men saw them go off with at least a point.Isuza broke the deadlock with the easiest of tasks guiding home the ball into a gaping goalmouth after being put through by the sensational Paul Were who was making his second appearance for Ingwe since returning to the den.Were did the donkey work on the left skipping past his markers before drawing keeper John Oyemba to his near post and cutting back for Isuza to tap home simply into an empty net.This was the second consecutive assist for Were in as many matches and this was a replica of the third goal they scored against Posta Rangers last week. From kick off, David Ochieng picked the ball in midfield, sprayed it to Were who did the rest.AFC were buoyed by the early goal and had another chance off a set piece in the eighth minute but skipper Robinson Kamura’s curling effort from 30 yards out flew straight into keeper Oyemba’s arms.AFC Leopards defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng rises to clear a cross from Kariobangi Sharks striker Sidney Lokale during their Kenyan Premier League tie on April 24, 2019 at the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAll this time, Sharks were yet to settle into the game but had momentum sway their way in the 25th minute when a move from the right saw Taifa break into the box but went down under a challenge from Isaac Kipyegon, but the shouts for a penalty were downed by the referee.Two minutes later, they were almost gifted a chance when Ochieng lost the ball in midfield and in an effort to recover floored Sidney Lokale at the edge of the box.However, Nixon Omondi lifted the ball over from the resultant set-piece which was placed in good scoring range.With Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne and his assistant up in the stands scouting for a team for the African Cup of Nations in June, onus was on the players down on the pitch to put up a performance worth remembering.Pressure was on two; Ochieng and Were, who returned back home from stints in Europe with the sole purpose of earning valuable playing time to audition for a place in the AFCON team.And if there was a day to prove their worth, then on a smooth playing surface at the Kasarani Stadium was the right auditorium to play the orchestra. Ochieng put in a defensive midfield role put in a shift while Were was pulling the strings on the wing.But even as the contest on the ball grew, so did the emotions of the game. In more than one occasion the referee had to come in between flying fists and at one time Isuza and Sharks skipper Patillah Omotto almost came into blows after the former flew in poorly into a tackle on the latter.AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura tracks down Kariobangi Sharks striker Eric Kapaito during their Kenyan Premier League tie on April 24, 2019 at the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, the tempo increased, AFC looking for a second goal to seal some comfort while Sharks who were chasing the game needed a catalyst for a comeback.Six minutes after the restart, AFC had a chance when right back Yusuf Mainge took a confident chance from the wing, cutting into a good shooting position but his grass cutter went inches off target.Sharks were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute when Taifa was sent off for a second bookable offense after a kung-fu like tackle on Kipyegon.But even with their numerical advantage, AFC still chased the game with Sharks doubling their effort. Ingwe however had a chance in the 70th minute when a well diced cross from Brian Marita found an onrushing Isuza, but this time keeper Oyemba raced off his line to make a superb block.AFC had another chance when some beautiful display from Paul Were on the left once again saw him skip over three markers before cutting back a cross but substitute Ivan Sekazza could not connect into an empty net.As the clock ticked, so did Sharks’ industry as they sought to get a goal back in the match. They came close when Abuya cut into some good shooting space from the left but his curling effort went inches wide.They got the reward they needed much at the stroke of full time when Abege towered above the defense to nod home a freekick from another substitute James Mazembe to break Ingwe hearts.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgIT’S been a frustration for locals and tourists alike – making the journey to Fanad Lighthouse…only to find the gates padlocked.But now the Commissioners of Irish Lights have confirmed the historic Co Donegal building and another lighthouse at St John’s Point are to finally open to the public.They are to be included in a new Lighthouse Tourism Trail. And that could see 60,000 new visitors to the county.At Fanad the old coastguard cottages will be refurbished and offered as self-catering accommodation. AT LAST! AFTER YEARS OF BEING TURNED AWAY, TOURISTS WILL GET TO SEE FANAD LIGHTHOUSE was last modified: May 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AT LAST! AFTER YEARS OF BEING TURNED AWAYdonegal tourismst john’s pointTOURISTS WILL GET TO SEE FANAD LIGHTHOUSElast_img read more


first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS — Incumbent Santa Fe Springs City Councilman Gus Velasco says he’s putting his support behind challenger Michael Madrigal over incumbent Betty Putnam in next month’s council elections, because he believes it is time to reverse decades-old inequalities on the council. “For 35 years or so, there’s been a majority Hispanic population in Santa Fe Springs, but we’ve always had minority representation on the council,’ said Velasco, one of four candidates vying for three seats in the Nov. 8 City Council elections. “We’ve had a 4-1 ratio in favor of Caucasians, usually.’ Putnam, however, said qualifications, not ethnicity, should be voters’ primary concern. Putnam said she is more interested in enhancing community services, after the council cut some senior and children’s services during recent budget reductions. “There really aren’t any huge issues,’ Putnam said. “Everyone seems to think policing is doing real well and safety is under control. We had to cut back on services a little bit in the last three years. Bringing them back up to par is the main issue.’ Velasco says the city needs to be better prepared for terrorism and large-scale emergencies. “We want to make sure the staff is working with our local, state and federal agencies to make sure we’re well-connected to Homeland Security,’ he said. Madrigal, too, wants to make the city safer. “We need more Police Services officers, and to reinstate our ambulance service,’ said Madrigal. “My super heavy concerns are maintenance of residential areas – potholes, drains and gutters.’ @tagline: Sandy Mazza may be reached by calling (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, or by e-mail at sandy.mazza@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “(Latinos) have a majority on the council now, but I don’t think ethnicity should be an issue,’ she said. “I think a person should be selected to serve the community because of qualifications.’ She does believe, however, that it is important to have a woman represented on the council. Putnam now is the only woman serving on the council. “There should be a woman on the council because women have a different viewpoint,’ she said. “A woman has a softer heart, and is more interested in social issues.’ In addition to helping one another with their campaigns, Gonzalez, Velasco and Madrigal have similar platforms. Safety is key for them, they said. “I’m concerned about safety issues in the city,’ Gonzalez said. “Because we now have a healthy budget, I’m looking at beefing up our police services.’ last_img read more


first_imgFollowing the phenomenal success of last year’s nationally acclaimed ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, Donegal Youth Musical Theatre (DYMT) has announced that they will return to An Grianan Theatre this summer with a brand new, reimagined revival of Lionel Bart’s West End legendary hit musical, OLIVER!Putting their own artistic stamp on one of the most famous scores in musical theatre history, the finest young actors from across the country will bring the tale of Oliver Twist to life in this vibrant recreated adaptation, featuring songs such as ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘Consider Yourself’ and ‘I’d Do Anything’.DYMT is now recognised as one of Ireland’s most prestigious Youth Musical Theatre training companies, offering a select group of the country’s finest and most promising young actors an opportunity to experience the professional industry in Donegal each summer. DMYT. Photo: Paul Kelly.Rehearsing over a three week intensive period, successful cast members will work with some of the industry’s best regarded creatives and tutors from across Ireland, the West End and beyond.Last year ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and West End star Celinde Schoenmaker joined DYMT’s JCS team, with Rob Houchen (Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables) also amongst their all-star tutors.West End actor Celinde Schoenmaker, Director Séimí Campbell with DYMT’s JCS Cast 2019Following the incredible national reviews from his adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, DYMT’s Artistic Director, Séimí Campbell returns from London for three weeks to direct this year’s revival.Séimí is currently working on ‘Come From Away’ (Phoenix Theatre) and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (Barbican Theatre), and is Resident Director on the UK premiere of ‘Amour’ (Charing Cross Theatre); all three running in the West End this summer. Irish West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker recently encouraged all young Irish actors who wish to work in Musical Theatre to ‘start their training with the fabulous DYMT this summer – as they act as a brilliant stepping stone to London.’DMYT. Photo: Paul Kelly.Auditions for this ‘glorious’ new OLIVER! production will be held in May 2019.For more information or an audition application form, email DYMT’s Casting Team on dymtoliver@gmail.com.This new adaptation requires an older cast up to 24 years. A small children’s troop will also be cast (10-12 years). Rehearsals will run daily from 24th July – 12th August in Letterkenny, with the production running in An Grianan Theatre from Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th August 2019.With last year’s cast travelling from as far as Belfast and Dublin, don’t miss out on this incredible introduction to your professional career this summer. Donegal Youth Musical Theatre announce casting call for OLIVER! was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:actingDonegal Youth Musical TheatreOlivertheatrelast_img read more