Hurley finishes second in Nationwide event

Ajavon, Langhorne lift Mystics over Sparks in OT

July 18, 2011|By Sports Digest

Golf

Hurley finishes second in Nationwide event

Billy Hurley III, a former All-American at Navy, shot 8-under-par 64 Sunday and finished a career-best second in the Nationwide Chiquita Classic at TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Russell Knox, a rookie from Scotland, earned his first tour win by posting a 6-under 66 for a 25-under 263, three strokes better than Hurley. Knox led by five strokes before Hurley got hot on the back nine, birdieing the par-five 11th and adding birdies at 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18. "My game has been close to firing on all cylinders for a while now," Hurley said. "On Saturday I hit a lot of good puts but not many dropped. Today it felt great to finally put it all together for a strong finish." Hurley catapulted himself from 80th to 22nd on the Nationwide money list; at the end of the season, the top 25 Nationwide finishers earn their PGA Tour cards for the following year. Hurley, an Annapolis resident who graduated from the academy in 2004 with a degree in quantitative economics, has fulfilled all five years of his active-duty obligation in the Navy. After two years on the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, he is pursuing golf full time on the Nationwide Tour. He is entered in the Children's Hospital Invitational, which starts Thursday in Columbus, Ohio.

WNBA

Ajavon, Langhorne lift Mystics over Sparks in OT

Matee Ajavon scored 29 points and Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) added 24 and 14 rebounds as the visiting Washington Mystics rallied to beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85, in overtime. Washington trailed by as many as 24 points and by 14 entering the fourth quarter, but that's when Langhorne came up big, scoring 11points on 4-for-5 from the field. Ajavon scored eight points in overtime. Marissa Coleman (Maryland) finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Mystics. Former Terp Kristi Toliver led Los Angeles with 21points and seven assists.

Women's soccer

Goalie Sandiford leads Eagles U-23 to national title

Led by goalkeeper Chante' Sandiford (McDonogh), the Eagles Under 23 of Camarillo, Calif., defeated the Kansas City Dynamos, 2-2 (4-2 penalty kicks), to win their second straight U.S. Adult Soccer Association national title and become the first team to win four age-specific USASA national championships. "I feel so comfortable, absolutely at home in the goal, and I love the challenge of keeping the ball out of the net," said Sandiford, an Owings Mills resident who played for the Baltimore Bays, Bethesda Rapids and Washington Freedom youth development program. She is a rising senior at UCLA who will start her third season for the Bruins this fall. USC sophomore Haley Boysen tied the game with 30 seconds left in double overtime to send it to penalty kicks.

Saturday's college football

Navy safety Moeller inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Navy safety Chet Moeller was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Moeller, who played from 1973 to 1975, is the 22nd player or coach on the Midshipmen to be inducted and the first since former quarterback and coach George Welsh was inducted in 2004. He was the 1975 Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All-American that season. Moeller was co-captain his senior year and made a school-record 25 tackles for a loss as a junior.

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