Hutsell fades, ties for 16th at MAPGA Pro Championship
Faber Jamerson of Appomattox, Va., shot a 2-under-par 69 in the final round at Kingsmill Resort's River course to win the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship in Williamsburg, Va. David Hutsell, PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club and the defending champion in the event, finished tied for 16th after entering the final round tied for the lead. Hutsell shot 77 on Wednesday for a three-day total of even-par 214. Mark Evenson of Ellicott City shot 70 to finish four strokes back. Jamerson, Hutsell and Wayne DeFrancesco of Columbia will compete in the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore., in June.
Juniors: Ryan Cole of Mount Airy shot 4-under on the front nine and added seven pars on the back nine to sit atop the Boys Division leader board at 4-under 140 at the Peninsula Junior Classic in Millsboro, Del. Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Peninsula Junior Classic is a 54-hole stroke-play competition played on the par-72 Peninsula Golf & Country Club course. The event features 72 boys, ages 12-18, from 16 states and five countries.
Upper Montgomery advances at Cal Ripken World Series
Pacific Southwest champion Mililani, Hawaii, and Maryland champion Upper Montgomery County advanced out of American Division pool play at the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Aberdeen on tiebreakers. Hawaii, Maryland and New England champion Newtown, Conn., were 3-1 in pool play, with each beating the other. The first tiebreaker after head-to-head is runs allowed; Hawaii yielded 15, Maryland 17 and Connecticut 24. Hawaii advanced as the top seed, and Maryland moved on because it defeated Connecticut. Hawaii will face the National second seed, Bronx, N.Y. (3-1), at 8 p.m. Friday in single-elimination play; Maryland will face the National top seed, Jupiter, Fla. (4-0), at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
More Ripken World Series: The Dominican Republic (3-2) wrapped up pool play by defeating Canada, 6-2, and earning third place in the International Division. The Dominicans will play second-place International finisher Republic of Korea (4-1) at 1 p.m. Friday; Republic of Korea defeated Australia, 13-3, in four innings at Cal Sr.'s Yard on Wednesday. In other International play, Japan (5-0) routed Mexico, 11-1, in four innings at Cal Sr.'s Yard. Mexico (2-3) still made it to the playoff round because it finished in the division's fourth spot. In Friday's elimination round, Japan will again face Mexico at Cal Sr.'s Yard (6 p.m.).
Baseball: Kelly and Cal Ripken will auction off the 1994 Chevy Suburban that Cal drove to Oriole Park the nights he tied and broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games played record Sept.5 and 6, 1995. The winning bidder will receive airfare and lodging for two to Baltimore, where they will attend the Sports Legends Museum Gala honoring Cal and Eddie Murray on Sept. 5 as well as Cal's statue unveiling at Camden Yards on Sept. 6. During this time they will meet Cal and receive the keys to the SUV from him. For information, go to HuntAuctions.com.
Women's basketball: Jannah Tucker (New Town) finished with eight points, six rebounds and two blocks, and incoming Maryland recruit Lexie Brown had six points and four rebounds as the U.S. under-18 national team ran away with a 99-26 victory over the Dominican Republic to open FIBA Americas U-18 Championship play in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Team USA led 15-13 after one quarter, then went on a 31-0 run.
—From Sun staff and news services