Terps' Bosdosh shoots 69 to win Md. Open
Sean Bosdosh, from Clarksburg and Holly Hills Country Club, sank an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th green to close out a final-round 69 and win the Maryland State Golf Association's 91st Maryland Open championship with a 54-hole total of 12-under-par 204 at Old South CC in southern Anne Arundel County on Wednesday. "My brother [Stephen, his caddie] told me the read — it was just outside right edge," Bosdosh said. "I knew it was there, and if I just stroked it on that line, all I had to do was put the right speed on it, and that's exactly what I did. I just trusted it." Sean Bosdosh, 20, a Maryland junior, held off Denny McCarthy, from Rockville and Argyle CC, who finished 69—205, and made a birdie putt at the 18th, forcing Bosdosh to make his to avoid a playoff of the two amateurs. The low pro was Brendan Kelly of Annapolis, who overtook second-round leader Charlie Winegardner of Old South with a 66—206. Four-time winner Chip Sullivan of Salem, Va., was fourth (65—207) and Winegardner fifth (74—208).
Waithe to jump for Trinidad and Tobago at IAAF meet
Shippensburg sophomore Steve Waithe (Loch Raven) will compete Friday in the triple jump at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Waithe will represent Trinidad and Tobago. His brother Stann represented the nation at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in the 1,600-meter relay. Friday's qualifying heats begin at 12:05 p.m. If Waithe qualifies for the finals, he will compete Sunday at 12:35p.m.
Softball: Lauren Gibson (Chesapeake-AA), in her second year as a member of the U.S. women's national team, will compete in the Women's World Fastpitch Championships, set to begin today in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. A last-minute replacement for tryouts for Team USA last summer, she has developed into its starting second baseman. In the title game of the Canadian Open Fastpitch Championship in British Columbia on Sunday, she went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 9-6 loss to Japan. She finished 7-for-14 in the tournament.
Capitals: Washington signed left wing Wojtek Wolski to a one-year deal worth $600,000. Wolski, 26, recorded 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 31 games during the 2011-12 season, which he spent with the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. A native of Poland, Wolski was a first-round draft pick (21st overall) of the Colorado Avalanche in 2004, but after recording more than 40 points in each of his first four full NHL seasons, his offensive production has declined. The Capitals will mark the fifth franchise Wolski has played for during his career, and part of his movement around the league has been attributed to his inconsistent play. Also, Washington re-signed center Zach Hamill to a one-year contract.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Dew Tour: The Aug. 16-19 competition will offer free general admission to all events. Spectators who want reserved seating or premium access can purchase tickets at dewtour.com.
W-League soccer: D.C. United Women will host the W-League Eastern Conference championship July 21-22 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. The event will consist of semifinals July 21 and a final the next day. Discount presale tickets can be ordered at tickets.dcunitedwomen.com. As the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed, D.C. United Women will play in the second semifinal at 6p.m. against the No. 4 seed, which will be either the Virginia Beach Piranhas or Fredericksburg Impact. D.C. United Women (10-0-1) clinched the top spot in the tournament by defeating the visiting Dayton Dutch Lions, 4-1, on Saturday night. The opening game July 21 will take place at 3:30 p.m.The No. 2 seed will be determined this weekend as the 2011 W-League champion Atlanta Silverbacks and Charlotte Eagles meet Saturday evening for the Southeast Division crown. The No. 3 seed will also be decided this weekend as the Long Island Rough Riders, North Jersey Valkyries and New Jersey Wildcats battle for the Northeast Division title.
WNBA: Asjha Jones scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the host Connecticut Sun (14-4) defeat the Washington Mystics (3-14) for the second straight day Wednesday, this time by an 85-73 final. The loss was the Mystics' fourth straight. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) led Washington with 19 points but had four of the team's 16 turnovers.
World TeamTennis: Anastasia Rodionova clinched the Washington Kastles' 18th consecutive victory with a 5-3 win in women's singles over Timea Babos of the host Springfield Lasers on Wednesday night. The Lasers (0-3) fought back from a 10-5 deficit before ultimately falling, 20-18, to the Kastles (2-0).
—From Sun staff and news services