Area briefs: Gealy in U.S. Open

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

From staff reports
Elliot Gealy finished third in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier held in Rockville, Md., on Monday
Gealy, a former Salisbury High and Clemson star, shot 70-65-135 to earn a spot in the Open at Congressional Country Club.
Gealy trailed three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett (69-64-133) and Canadian Jon Mills (134).
There were five North Carolina golfers vying for one of 10 spots, but Gealy was the only one who advanced. Harold Varner of Gastonia, Jerry Richardson of Cary, and Charlotteís Chad Wilfong and Corey Nagy missed the cut.
Gealy has won $29,051 on the Nationwide Tour this season.
n Prep baseball
North Rowan outfielder Matt Mauldin, infielders Wesley Barker and Dakota Brown, pitcher Dusty Agner and catcher Alex Morgan were named to the All-YVC team.
Full team is in Scoreboard.
n Legion baseball
The Kannapolis American Legion teamís struggles continued on Monday night with a 14-1 loss to Concord at Central Cabarrus High.
Jon Wallace and Evan Holub both went 3-for-3 for Kannapolis.
n Minor Leagues
Playing under the sun had been good for the Kannapolis Intimidators until suffering a 2-1 loss to Rome Monday morning at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. Kannapolis was 7-0 in day games coming in.
Matthew Heidenreich pitched seven strong innings for Kannapolis. Juan Silverio drove in the only run for the Intimidators.
n Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) doubled for Hagerstown on Monday, his sixth of the season. Bryce Harper hit his 14th homer in a 3-2 loss to Greensboro.
n West Middle boosters
The West Rowan Middle School boosters will meet tonight from 6-7 p.m. in Ms. Plessí room. New board members will be introduced.