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July 25, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Horse racing

Dominguez sets Belmont Park record for victories with 93rd

Jockey Ramon Dominguez set a modern-day record for victories at Belmont Park's spring/summer meet Friday when he guided Michael Dubb and Robert Joscelyn's I've Got Speed ($7.70) to win the fifth race, recording his 93rd win for the meet. Hall of Famer Angel Cordero Jr. had held the mark for most victories since records were kept, notching 92 victories during the 1982 spring/summer meet. "It's very, very exciting," Dominguez said. "It didn't even cross my mind coming into the meet, and it's just a reflection of the type of opportunities that have been given to me. This is just a result of that support."

Golf

Lynch comes back to capture Md. women's amateur title

Kelly Lynch, of Severna Park and Chartwell Country Club, rallied from 4-down through 11 holes to defeat 15-year-old Elyse Smidinger, of Crofton and Crofton CC, 1 up, in the 88th Maryland State Women's Amateur Championship at Old South CC. Lynch, a James Madison University junior, had lost five in a six-hole stretch before starting a comeback, Three-down after 14, she won the last four holes. ... Joseph Kim, a 21-year-old Temple University junior from Rockville, shot 71-73 - 144 and won the seventh annual Maryland State Public Links championship at Northwest Park GC in Silver Spring. Defending champion Ted Coon, from Silver Spring, shot 77-69 - 146 during a daylong program that included two rain delays.

Colleges

Maryland hires Pepperdine pitching coach Kenny

New Maryland baseball coach Erik Bakich on Friday announced the hiring of Pepperdine pitching coach Sean Kenny to the same position for the Terrapins, filling the first of two vacant coaching jobs on the staff. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kenny spent the past 11 seasons on the West Coast, the past six seasons at Pepperdine, where he produced 13 major league baseball draft picks in that time. Before that, Kenny was an assistant at San Diego for five years, helping lead the Toreros to NCAA tournament berths his final two seasons.

- From Sun staff reports

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