Golf Records wins playoff against Bielaski, earns MSGA...

SPORTS DIGEST

September 07, 2001

Golf

Records wins playoff against Bielaski, earns MSGA Seniors crown

Joe Records made his first Senior start in a major local event a winning one yesterday, as he defeated Jim Bielaski on the first playoff hole to capture the annual Maryland State Golf Association Seniors championship at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links.

The two had posted 3-over-par 75s during the regulation round over the River Course. At the first extra hole, both reached the green in regulation and Records, from Hillendale Country Club, won with a two-putt par when his opponent, from Bretton Woods, three-putted from 25 feet.

Records, who turned 55 two weeks ago, had four three-putts, including one for a bogey at 18, in shooting 39-36; Bielaski, 59, finished bogey, triple-bogey for 36-39. (Scores, 11d)

SENIOR PGA ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP: A tornado hit Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, site of the inaugural three-day tournament scheduled to begin today, knocking down leader boards, damaging skyboxes, blowing over a semi-trailer and littering the grounds with tree limbs.

Officials said the tournament would be played as scheduled.

OBITUARY: William Hyndman III, who won two U.S. Golf Association championships, competed on several international teams, and spent nearly six decades as one of the Philadelphia area's dominant amateur golfers, died at his Huntingdon Valley, Pa., home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 85.

Colleges

Washington's Wilmet finalist for NCAA Woman

Toby Wilmet, a 2001 graduate of Washington College, is one of 10 finalists for the national 2001 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Last month, Wilmet was chosen as the NCAA's 2001 Woman of the Year for the state of Maryland. Wilmet, who starred as a goalkeeper for the field hockey squad and as a catcher for the softball team, will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 21 in Indianapolis. The national winner will be announced at that dinner.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Four days after upsetting No. 17 Duke and jumping to No. 14 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings, Maryland was upset by visiting Richmond, 1-0. The Spiders (1-1) scored when Laura Gincel took a pass from Anne Rieser on a fast break and lofted a shot over keeper Ali Wolff in the 66th minute.

MEN'S SOCCER: Johns Hopkins moved up two places to the No. 10 spot in this week's NSCAA poll.

WATER POLO: Navy was ranked 12th in the American Water Polo Coaches Association Preseason poll.

FOOTBALL: Pete Brown, an All-America center on two undefeated Georgia Tech teams, died of complications from brain cancer. He was 70.

Brown played on the 1951 team that was 11-0-1 and the 1952 team that finished 12-0 and shared the national championship with Michigan State. He played briefly with the San Francisco 49ers.

Little League Baseball

Overage Almonte enrolls in school in New York

The 1.1 million children heading back to school this week included overage Little Leaguer Danny Almonte, who is attending an undisclosed New York City public school.

Danny, whose Rolando Paulino team was banned from Little League after officials in the Dominican Republic ruled that he was 14, showed up at school as promised.

It was Danny's first day at an American school - although team officials originally said he attended school in the Bronx last year.

On Tuesday, Dominican Republic officials charged Danny's father with falsifying a birth certificate to make his son appear to be 12 when he actually was 14 and thus too old for Little League.

Felipe de Jesus Almonte "will be arrested as soon as he sets foot in this country," said Victor Romero, a public records official in the Dominican Republic. The father is still in New York and faces three to five years in jail if convicted.

Arenas

Nets, Devils threaten move after Newark bill fails

State legislation that would have provided funding for a downtown Newark arena for the New Jersey Nets and Devils failed to advance out of committee, prompting the teams' owners to renew threats to move them elsewhere in the New York area.

The New Jersey Assembly Appropriation Committee canceled a meeting scheduled for today to vote on sending the bill to the full Assembly. It's unlikely the committee would take the issue up again before the gubernatorial election in November.

YankeeNets LLC, which owns baseball's New York Yankees, basketball's Nets and a stake in hockey's Devils, was planning to move the basketball and hockey teams from Continental Airlines Arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex to a new $355 million arena in Newark.

"Today's message was, in effect, to find someplace else to do business," said Leonard Coleman, who was hired Wednesday by YankeeNets to head the arena project. "If we're not in Newark, we will not be in the Meadowlands either."

Et cetera

Ivanova sets walk mark; Green earns Busch pole

World champion Olimpiada Ivanova of Russia set the first track and field world record at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, when she won the 20-kilometer race walk.

Ivanova won in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 52.3 seconds, slashing the record of 1:29:36.4, set by Susanne Feltor of Portugal in Lisbon on July 21.

AUTO RACING: Jeff Green turned a fast lap at 125.122 mph at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway to win the pole for tonight's Autolite Fram 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National race, the defending series champion's first pole of the season.

MEDIA: Heywood Hale "Woodie" Broun, a long-time CBS television commentator and correspondent, has died. He was 83.

Broun died Wednesday at Kingston (N.Y.) Hospital, which did not release a cause of death. This spring, he underwent surgery for a broken hip.

The quiz

The elusive 20th

Five years ago today, the Orioles' Mike Mussina shut out the Detroit Tigers, 6-0, for his 19th win. He never reached 20. Name the last Oriole to do so. (Answer, 11d)

Quiz answer

Mike Boddicker, who went 20-11 in 1984

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