Timonium's Miller earns last spot in U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying

McCoughtry scores 37 points in Dream's victory

July 27, 2011|By Sports Digest

Brad Miller of Timonium holed a shot from the fairway on the 383-yard first playoff hole to claim the final available place in U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying at Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead. Miller and Mike O'Neil of Cockeysville were part of a four-way playoff after tying at 140 for 36 holes over the 6,800-yard Carroll County course. O'Neil went out on the first hole. The top two spots went to Jonathan Randolph (137) of Brandon, Miss., and Denny McCarthy (138) of Rockville, going for the third straight year, 138. The championship will be Aug. 22-28 at Erin (Wis.) Hills. … Patrick Hawkins shot a final-round 4-under par 68 to win the Callaway Golf Middle Atlantic PGA Assistant Championship in Williamsburg, Va., by one stroke over Billy Fritz, who also shot a 68.

WNBA: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored a game-high 37 points as the visiting Atlanta Dream defeated the Tulsa Shock, 76-68. … The San Antonio Silver Stars earned a 73-67 victory over the host Washington Mystics, who got 19 points and seven rebounds from Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) and 14 points and seven rebounds from Marissa Coleman (Maryland). … Kristi Toliver (Maryland) scored a game-high 28 in the visiting Los Angeles Sparks' 85-72 loss to the Minnesota Lynx. She was 4-for-6 on 3-pointers.

College field hockey: NCAA champion Maryland named Jane DeGrenier director of field hockey operations. She comes to College Park as a volunteer after serving the past 16 years as coach of the varsity and junior varsity field hockey, lacrosse, ice hockey and volleyball teams at National Cathedral in Washington. Since 2007, she has also worked as an administrator for USA Field Hockey's Futures Program.

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