Hutsell helps U.S. take 6-2 lead at PGA Cup
David Hutsell of The Elkridge Club in Baltimore won both of his matches on the first day of the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., as the United States took a 6-2 lead over Great Britain and Ireland. In the morning four-balls, Hutsell and Mark Sheftic of Blue Bell, Pa., combined for 12 birdies in defeating Simon Edwards and David Shacklady of England, 3 and 2. In the afternoon foursomes, Hutsell and Sheftic took four of the first seven holes in topping John Kennedy of England and David Mortimer of Ireland, 6 and 5. "We learned today that it was Captain [Jim] Remy's birthday, and we went out and worked hard to make it a nice birthday for him," said Hutsell, the PGA director of instruction at Elkridge.
Horse racing: Northview Stallion Station has acquired controlling interest in the Northern Hemisphere season of Jump Start, and Smarty Jones and E Dubai will join the stallion roster at the Pennsylvania division in Peach Bottom in Lancaster County. The stallions, ranked as the top three in the state by 2011 progeny earnings, will stand at Northview PA beginning with the 2012 breeding season. The three previously stood in Pennsylvania at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms and are currently breeding in the Southern Hemisphere. … Tarry Bratton Dale Capuano, 48, who leads the trainer standings at the five-day-old Laurel Park fall meeting with four victories, has two runners entered this afternoon: Enduring Appeal (6-5 odds in the first race) and Shop Smart (8-5 in the fourth).
Lacrosse: Former NFL player and coach Herm Edwards will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Edwards will speak to about 5,000 lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators at the largest educational and networking event in lacrosse, beginning the three-day gathering at 7p.m. Jan. 13. Coaches, officials and administrators with an active membership in US Lacrosse may register for the convention at uslacrosse.org/2012convention for the early-bird rate of $80 through Nov. 11.
Men's college basketball: Loyola will open its season Nov. 11 at Wake Forest and play 2011 Final Four participant Kentucky at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Dec. 22. The Greyhounds will play an exhibition Nov. 3 at home against Indiana (Pa.).
Women's college soccer: Freshman Alicia Mirando's first college goal, in the 68th minute, lifted visiting Mount St. Mary's (1-3-1) to a 1-1 draw at American (2-5-1). Senior goalkeeper Alicia Miller made eight saves to become the Mount's all-time leader in career saves with 354 in 58 games. … Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Erica Suter (River Hill) scored the first goal in a 3-0 win over Stevenson on Thursday night and became the school's career points leader at 107. The previous record, 105, was held by Sarah Parola, a 2000 grad. Suter has 44 career goals.
College field hockey: Freshman Maxine Fluharty scored the second of her two goals in the 79th minute to lift No. 3 Maryland (6-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 4-3 victory over No.8 Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
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