PHOTO GALLERY | LEADERBOARDMAGNOLIA, Texas – In what seems to be typical fashion, the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship came down to the wire Wednesday afternoon at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas. The tournament was decided on hole No. 18 where Sam Houston State’s Kenlie Barrett registered her 12th par of the afternoon. Barrett’s consistency secured her the individual title while also clinching the Southland Conference title and an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Golf Championship for the Bearkats. SHSU was pushed to the very end by the Bears of Central Arkansas, who entered the final round in third place.Sam Houston State claimed the team championship on the shoulders of Barrett, who finished tournament play three strokes under par for a 213. Including Barrett, the Bearkats concluded their week with three competitors finishing among the top 10 individuals.Following the conclusion of round two, Central Arkansas found itself nine strokes out of first place but managed to piece together a furious comeback over the final 18 holes. The Bears’ performance culminated in a team score of 283 (-5) in the final round and 882 (+18) for the tournament, earning the runner-up trophy for the third consecutive season. Senior Emma Svensson led the charge for UCA, tying for third individually with a 218 (+2). Central Arkansas knocked down 37 birdies throughout the tournament, with 16 coming in their final round.Finishing the tournament in third place was Houston Baptist, a team that was in the hunt for the championship until the final three holes where Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas were able to pull away. The Huskies rounded out the championship combining for 884 (+20). HBU also landed a trio of competitors among the top-10 finishers, including Kaity Cummings who tied for third overall, Lexi Brooks who finished sixth and Sara Zrnikova who tied for seventh place.Lamar finished the three-day stretch in fourth place with an 899 (+35). The Cardinals scored 302 on day one and 304 on day two but managed to drop eleven strokes on the final day to conclude the third round with a 293. Elodie Chaplet led the LU squad, tying for seventh place individually with a 221 (+5). Chaplet was one of three players to shoot a 69 in round three and one of six competitors to record an eagle for the tournament.Stephen F. Austin’s Erica Lautensack concluded play notching a 215 (-1) to join SHSU’s Barrett as the only other player to shoot under par for the tournament. Lautensack’s effort placed her second overall and led the Ladyjacks to a final score of 908 and a fifth-place team finish.Senior Erica Lautensack closes out her Ladyjack career in style!How about a program record and a second place finish at the @SouthlandSports Championship ?? ??#AxeEm pic.twitter.com/gL0Y6ZObS0— Ladyjack Golf (@SFALadyjackGolf) April 17, 2019McNeese (920, +56) jumped one spot in the final day to conclude the tournament in sixth place. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (926, +62) finished in seventh overall, while Incarnate Word (942, +78) took eighth place.Sam Houston State will now await placement in NCAA Regional competition, which will take place May 6-8.
After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia In all, Olympiakos made 19 of 26 from the foul line, compared to only 3-for-6 for Panathinaikos.Pitino was immediately thrust into a high-pressure situation, with Panathinaikos being out of the Euroleague’s top 8 after recent setbacks. Pitino did win his opener, a Dec. 28 victory over Russian powerhouse CSKA , currently third in the standings and, two days later, had an easy victory in Greece’s domestic league. But it was his fate to next face Panathinaikos’ main domestic rival, a game taken very seriously indeed by the fans of both sides, arguably a more intense rivalry than anything he experienced with Kentucky and Louisville.The day before the game, more than 50 hardcore fans visited Panathinaikos during a training session, to urge the team to beat the hated Reds of Piraeus. The club president, Dimitris Giannakopoulos, a man known for his volatile temper, was also there to give a pep talk.A win would have immediately elevated Pitino to near demi-god status with Panathinaikos’ fans. As it is, he still has the excuse of the newcomer at a difficult stretch, but the hardest of the hardcore fans are already murmuring. Pitino’s contract only extends to the end of the season and he will probably not have to find that, in Europe, coaches are far more expendable than what he’s been used to. Larry Brown, unceremoniously fired after six months with Auxilium Torino on Dec. 27, already knows.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LeBron James out at least 1 more week with groin injury Olympiakos broke open the game late in the first half with a 10-0 run that extended its lead to 36-21. Olympiakos led by as many as 21 points and Panathinaikos could not get closer than 12.There was excitement until the end, though, as Olympiakos was seeking to erase Panathinaikos’ 13-point win (93-80) earlier in the season to have the advantage in case of an equal win-loss record. Olympiakos (10-6) is in fifth place and Panathinaikos (7-9) is 11th. The top eight teams after a 30 home-and-away regular season will advance to best-of-five playoffs, with the winners going to the Final Four, on May 17-19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSerb center Nikola Milutinov, whom Pitino compared to former NBA greats Charles Oakley and Buck Williams after the game, had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Olympiakos, while guard Nick Calathes led Panathinaikos with 13, all in the second half.“It is only one game. There are many more,” he told the Associated Press when asked how the team would bounce back. But he also agreed “100 percent” with the assessment of veteran American forward James Gist that Panathinaikos “played hard but not smart”. “And it wasn’t just the fouls,” he said, still smarting from the ease with which Olympiakos’ players seemed to get a basket and a bonus free throw for 3-point — and, in one, case, 4-point plays, as well as a couple of “unsportsmanlike” fouls that let Olympiakos keep possession after the free throws. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)PIRAEUS, Greece — Rick Pitino’s winning streak with Greek club Panathinaikos is over.After two straight victories in his first European coaching job, Pitino’s team was dealt a 79-65 loss on the road Friday to archrival Olympiakos in a game for the Euroleague, Europe’s premier club competition.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
0Shares0000Unai Emery urges Arsenal to improveLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 15 – Arsenal boss Unai Emery says his team need to learn to control their temper after their 1-0 Europa League defeat to BATE Borisov.The Gunners travelled to Belarus on Thursday night as the heavy favourites for the game but they were left stunned at the end of the first half. Emery’s men had missed a number of chances before BATE midfielder Stanislav Dragun headed home after some lazy defending from a free-kick.Arsenal never did enough to grab an equaliser and their night got worse when Alexandre Lacazette was sent off for an elbow in the 85th minute.Emery insists the second leg of their last-32 tie will be different but he has warned his team they need to learn to control their frustration levels.He told reporters: “It’s the first match. We are going to play another 90 minutes next week and I’m sure it’s going to be different.“I didn’t see the action but we need to control the frustration. It’s bad news, this red card.“Next week we won’t play with [Lacazette]. But it gives chances for another player.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)