Andrea Kraus wins Doherty senior title again

January 26, 2014|Sports Digest

Women's golf

Kraus wins Doherty senior title again

Andrea Kraus of Baltimore won her second Doherty Senior Women's Amateur Championship title in three years Saturday at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Kraus, 53, defeated Marilyn Hardy of Houston, 2-up, in the final match. Kraus, who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur, where the average age was 20.4, had her hands full with Hardy, the low senior in Monday's qualifier with a 1-under-par 72. She won the second hole to go 1-up, but Hardy won the third. Kraus won No. 5 with a birdie, but Hardy won No. 6. Momentum might have shifted when Kraus birdied the par-3, 133-yard 8th. "Marilyn stiffed it to about 6 feet," Kraus said. "I had a downhill putt of about 25 feet and made it and she missed hers." Hardy stumbled on the back, a wayward drive on No. 10 leading to a double bogey and a 2-up advantage for Kraus. A poor pitch on the 11th resulted in a bogey, and Kraus was 3-up. But Hardy won the par-5 13th with an eagle, holing out from the fairway. When Kraus failed to get up and down for par on the 14th, her lead was 1-up. "I was just hanging by a thread," Kraus said. Both players parred the next three holes. With Hardy needing to win the 18th to extend the match, her approach landed in a hole left of the green and she had to take a drop and a penalty stroke. After she chipped on in four, Kraus two-putted for par to win the hole and the match.

Maryland football

Ex-LSU aide Studrawa named offensive line coach

Maryland hired former LSU assistant Greg Studrawa as its offensive line coach. Studrawa, who coached the Tigers' offensive line from 2007 to 2013, replaces longtime offensive line coach Tom Brattan, whose contract was not renewed after last season. Brattan's initial replacement was Dave DeGuglielmo, formerly a New York Jets assistant. But DeGuglielmo accepted a position last week as the New England Patriots' offensive line coach. Randy Edsall Studrawa was elevated to LSU offensive coordinator in August 2011. That season, the Tigers reached the Bowl Championship Series national championship game.

Et cetera

Schwartz hired by Bills as defensive coordinator

The Buffalo Bills reached agreement Friday night with former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz to become their defensive coordinator. Schwartz, who attended Mount St. Joseph, was fired last month by the Lions after five seasons as head coach. He replaces Mike Pettine, a former Ravens assistant who accepted the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday after one year as Buffalo's defensive coordinator. Schwartz, 47, previously was the defensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans from 2001 to 2008. He served as an assistant with the Titans for two seasons. Before that, he worked Bill Belichick with the Browns as a scout and then as a defensive assistant for the Ravens.

American Professional Basketball League: The Bay Area Shuckers (7-1) set franchise records for largest margin of victory and fewest points allowed in handing the NYC Jaguars (2-8) a 136-80 loss, securing their hold on first place in the Patriot Division of the Northern Conference. Antonio Wright (Meade, CCBC-Essex) led the Shuckers with 19 points, followed by Kelvin Bright with 14. Gus Chase (St. Frances) had nine rebounds. ... Former UMES basketball star Hillary Haley recently signed to play with the Aalborg Vikings of the Danish Basketligaen. Haley, 25, of Fort Washington, played last season with the Rochester (N.Y.) RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League, averaging 12.8 points and 9.4 rebounds.

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