Hana Ku, Jake Leavitt win Annapolis Junior tournament titles

July 12, 2013|Sports Digest


H. Ku, Leavitt winners at Annapolis Junior

Hana Ku of Basking Ridge, N.J., won the American Junior Golf Association Annapolis Junior tournament Thursday with a three-day total of 6-over-par 222, one stroke ahead of her sister Anina Ku, who shot a final-round 74 to claim second place. Jake Leavitt of Woodstock collected his first AJGA victory with a final-round 70 for a tournament-total 7-under-par 209. The Annapolis Junior was a 54-hole, stroke-play competition on the par-72 course at Old South Country Club in Lothian. The event featured 72boys and 24 girls ages 12 to 18 from 16 states, Argentina, Australia, Canada and Sweden. The Boys Division played the course at 6,597 yards, the Girls Division at 5,974 yards.

College football

Terps to face Nebraska for first time in 2016

Maryland will face Nebraska for the first time ever in 2016, according to the Big Ten, which announced schedules for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 2016 season marks the beginning of a nine-game conference slate for the league's 14members. As part of the Big Ten's schedule rotation, Maryland will host five conference games in 2016 and four in 2017. The Terps will open the 2016 season Oct. 1, when Purdue visits College Park. The 2017 season begins with three of four games on the road. Maryland opens at Minnesota on Sept. 30, then plays at Ohio State on Oct. 7. Maryland's conference home opener is set for Oct. 14 against Northwestern before traveling to Wisconsin on Oct. 21.

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Towson men's basketball adds transfer A.J. Astroth

Towson has announced the addition of guard A.J. Astroth, who decided to transfer to the Tigers after playing for Vanderbilt last season. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard played nine games for the Commodores as a freshman, averaging 0.4 points and 0.6 rebounds. He averaged 22 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.4 steals while attending Wharton High School in Florida and was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals.com. He must sit a year under NCAA regulations, but will be eligible to play for Towson for three seasons starting in 2014-15.

Wizards: Heading into the team's summer league debut on Saturday, the organization announced its final roster. Those who did not make the cut were former Nets forward Josh Boone (South Carroll), former Dayton guard Kevin Dillard and former Central Missouri guard Zack Wright.

World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles lost their second match in two nights after winning a league-record 34th consecutive match Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Kastles lost, 23-18, to the Texas Wild in Dallas, and Thursday they were defeated at home, 22-15, by the Springfield Lasers. The loss was Washington's first in 17 matches since moving to Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in 2011. The Kastles (2-2) will play at the Sacramento Capitals on Saturday at 10:35p.m.

D.C. United: The club's transfer of Alain Rochat to Swiss club Young Boys is done and will reap almost $600,000 for the Major League Soccer club, sources familiar with the situation said. United homegrown forward Michael Seaton, on loan to the third-division Richmond Kickers, is likely to make his first-team debut in D.C.'s friendly against Chivas Guadalajara tonight at RFK Stadium. He will miss the Kickers' match at Rochester tonight, then rejoin the undefeated United Soccer Leagues club Saturday at Harrisburg. Seaton, 17, has scored four goals for Richmond. Cristian Noriega

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Minor league baseball: The Aberdeen IronBirds are giving away free limited-edition Manny Machado T-shirts on Saturday to the first 873 fans at Ripken Stadium; the number signifies the Ripkens Cal Jr. (8), Cal Sr. (7) and Bill (3). Gates open at 6:05 p.m, with limited tickets available. For more information and to order tickets, go to IronBirdsBaseball.com.

Motorcycle racing: Three years competing on the elite AMA Pro Flat Track Series presented by J&P Cycles finally paid dividends for Brad Baker on Saturday night on the Hagerstown Half-Mile as the 2011 Rookie of the Year broke through to earn his first Grand National Championship main event victory. Riding his Dodge Brothers Harley-Davidson XR750, the Eatonville, Wash., native won by 6.778 seconds. Baker leads the championship race by 20 points.

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