Joiner, Luo win titles at Turf Valley Resort; Md. golfers dot top 20
Tyler Joiner of Albany, Ga., won the JoS. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Championship in Ellicott City after a 3-under-par 210 forced a sudden-death playoff against Kevin Conners of Downington, Pa. In the girls division, Julie Luo of Centreville, Va., won with a tournament total of 6-over-par 219. Jake Leavitt of Woodstock tied for fourth with a 1-over-par 214. Also finishing in the top 20 were Errol Clarke of Mitchellville, Kyle Berkshire of Crofton, Nathan Tenpas of Chevy Chase, Chris Navarro of Davidsonville, Luke Schaap of Potomac and Brendan Peel of Potomac. Among the girls, Allison Wong of Rockville finished sixth. Delaney Shah of North Potomac, Jane Moon of Lutherville Timonium, Sydney Mills of Severna Park, Bryana Nguyen of Columbia and Mary Bryan Owen of Baltimore all finished in the top 20.
Major Indoor Soccer League
Defending champion Blast to host open tryouts in Oct.
The defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Blast will conduct open tryouts in October in preparation for its upcoming season. The tryouts will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at the Southeast Regional Recreation Center, 4021 North Point Blvd. in Dundalk. The team's training camp will begin in late October, with the 2013-14 MISL season set to start in mid-November. College players with remaining eligibility are not eligible. Current professional players must have a letter of release from their current club to participate. Players will be assessed by members of the Blast coaching and management staffs, including head coach Danny Kelly, assistant coach David Bascome and general manager Kevin Healey. Players who make it through the open tryouts will be invited to attend a three-day minicamp from Oct. 23 to 25. The registration fee for each player who attends open tryouts is $100. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All players must submit a tryout application to the Blast office by noon on Oct. 18. Applications are available at baltimoreblast.com.