Ramsey qualifies for match play
In Charleston, S.C., former Evans resident Ashlan Ramsey has advanced to match play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Country Club of Charleston.
Ramsey, who now lives in Milledgeville, Ga., and will play on the Clemson’s women’s golf team in the fall, shot 76-73 to tie for 54th place. The top 64 from the 156 starters advanced to match play, which begins today.
Two Edgefield County residents – McKenzie Talbert and Anne Maria Covar – failed to advance.
Talbert, who will be a freshman on the Clemson golf team with Ramsey, shot 79-74.
Covar, who will be a senior on the Wofford women’s golf team in the fall, shot 80-80.
Japan’s Yumi Matsubara fired rounds of 71-64 to be the medalist by five shots.
Teen is among Outlaw entrants
Augusta’s 16-year-old Zachery Corley will be among the drivers in the Dublin 441 Speedway’s Southern Outlaw Super Street Series on Saturday night.
This 25-lap event will pay $1,000 to the winner.
Other area drivers who participate in the series are Daniel Roland, of Thomson, Chris Shaw, of Keysville, and Augustans Jeff Hadden and Jimmy Maness.
Also on the card Saturday night is Crate Late Model race paying $2,000 to win.
Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 8.
Coach goes up against old team
When Real Madrid and Chelsea play for the championship of the Guinness International Champions Cup tonight in Miami Gardens, Fla., there will be more than a trophy waiting as someone’s prize.
A bit of bragging rights will likely enter the picture as well.
Jose Mourinho left as Real Madrid’s coach this year to return as the sideline boss at Chelsea, and it’s not much of a surprise that those are the two clubs who will play for the title of the inaugural event.
Chelsea got to the final by beating Inter Milan and AC Milan.
Real Madrid advanced through the eight-team field with victories over the Los Angeles Galaxy and Everton.
Kirilenko among Toronto winners
In Toronto, Maria Kirilenko and Ana Ivanovic won in straight sets at the Rogers Cup.
Kirilenko cruised past qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-1, and Ivanovic defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the second round.
In other matches, American qualifier Lauren Davis edged Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.
• In Montreal, Radek Stepanek upset 12th-seeded Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 4-7 (4), 6-3 at the Rogers Cup.
Alex Bogolomov defeated Michael Llodra 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
In doubles, Rafael Nadal and Pablo Andujar defeated fellow Spaniards David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (2), 6-4, 12-10.
Lynx run streak to 10 in a row
In San Antonio, Maya Moore had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-80 for their second 10-game winning streak of the season.
Seimone Augustus added 21 points for the Lynx.