Hogan ends wait for Peak victory

David Hogan has been playing on the Peak Amateur Series since 2009 with one goal in mind: win a tournament some day.

In his 56th consecutive start, Hogan did that on Sunday at the Goshen Golf Classic.

Hogan, of Augusta, shot his second consecutive 1-under-par 71 for a wire-to-wire victory at Goshen Plantation. Olegs Garner (75-73) was second, six shots back.

It was much closer in the senior division, where Robert Samuels edged Dan Cooper by a shot.

Samuels, of Hephzibah, won for the third time this season and extended his lead in the Peak points standings, firing rounds of 71-72. Cooper shot 73-71.

The next Peak Amateur Series tournament is this weekend at Houndslake Country Club, where the First Tee of Aiken Invitational begins Saturday.



Sky deny Dream chance to clinch

In Rosemont, Ill., Allie Quigley scored 17 points and the Chicago Sky prevented the Atlanta Dream from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference with an 80-69 victory on Sunday night.

The Sky are tied for third place in the East. The top four conference teams qualify for the playoffs.

With Washington’s loss to Connecticut on Sunday, the Dream could have secured first place in the East with a victory. They were without top scorer Angel McCoughtry, who was averaging 19 points and 5.4 rebounds, because of tendinitis in her feet.

Sancho Lyttle had 16 points and Shoni Schimmel 15 for the Dream, who have clinched a playoff berth despite losing five in a row and nine of 11. Atlanta has lost five straight for the first time since a 10-game losing streak in 2008.



Lochte fends off Phelps in 200 IM

In Irvine, Calif., Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships, keeping Phelps winless in four races.

Lochte, the world champion, led all the way and touched in 1 minute, 56.50 seconds Sunday night. Phelps, the three-time Olympic champion in the event, chased Lochte throughout and pulled into the wall second in 1:56.55.

Lochte’s time was second-fastest in the world this year; Phelps’ was the third quickest.

It was Lochte’s first victory of the five-day meet after finishing second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 200 backstroke.

Olympian Tyler Clary finished third in 1:57.94.

Lochte, Phelps and Clary are headed to Australia to compete in the Pan Pacific Championships this month.


Auto Racing

Action Express captures race

In Elkhart Lake, Wis., Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi won the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Road America on Sunday for their third victory of the year in Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Corvette.

The Prototype class points leaders overcame six cautions periods, a potential race-ending brake problem and a spin off-course and through the grass.

Pierre Kaffer and Giancarlo Fisichella won the GT Le Mans class in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia.

Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis topped the Prototype Challenge class in the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Martini ORECA FLM09/Chevrolet.