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Labor Day golf tourney looms

Entries are pouring in at the pro shop for the 61st annual Labor Day Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Entry deadline is Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17.

Ther are expected to be 150 entries in this popular 4-Ball tournament held in memory of Goode Crowder and A.D. Dorsett.

Stroke play 4-Ball qualifying rounds will be Friday Aug. 22 through Sunday, August 24.

Tournament match play is Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday Sept. 1.

Tournament Divisions

Regular Division

Two-man teams will post a best ball gross score.

The top 15 qualifying teams will join the defending champions, Jake Kennedy and Davis Richards, in the Championship Flight.

Juniors who are 16 years old as Aug. 24, 2014, may play together as partners.

Juniors under 16 must play with an adult partner.

Senior Division

The Senior Division will be made up of teams where both members of the team are 55 years or older as of August 22, 2014.

The Senior Division defending champions are Mallory McDaniel and John DeRhodes.

There are 7 remaining positions available in the Senior Championship Flight.

Super Senior Division

The Super Senior Division will be made up of teams where both members are 65 years old or older as of August 22, 2014.

The Super Senior Division defending champions are Russ Priddy and Grey Medinger.

Women’s Division

The Women’s Division will be made up of one flight of 8 teams.

The defending champions are Grace Yatawara and Allison Adams.

Eligibility

All residents of Rowan County as of Aug. 1, 2014.

Any players who have played in our tournament in the past.

Any members of any Rowan County Golf Club.

Members of all reciprocal clubs are invited to play in this year’s event.

Mixed teams of male and female players will not be permitted.

Playoff

If there is a need for a playoff to determine entries in the tournament for any division or for the Championship flight, the sudden death playoffs will be held on the evening of Sunday, August 24th.

For more information, contact the Pro Shop at 704-636-7070, or golf@ccofsalisbury.com.

Will Collins tees off at 2:15 today in the PGA Wyndham Classic at Sedgefield.

• Frank Adams III shot even-par 71 in the first round of the eGolf Tour’s Sapona Ridge Classic in Lexington. Johnny Kyger shot 75.

• Three local junior golfers played in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Tournament of Champions at Hyland Golf Club in Southern Pines.

Ben Childress shot a two-day 44-46-90 to finish sixth in his 11U age group. Nick Lyerly finished eighth in the 14-15 age group with a 71-74-145.

Logan Shuping shot 72-72-144 for sixth in the 16-18 age group. Shuping had a 33 on the front nine on Wednesday.

• In the American Junior Golf Association Championship at The Club at Irish Creek, Tyler Joiner of Georgia leads after two rounds. He’s shot 66-69 — 135.

Concord’s Walker Cress has shot 75-70 — 145, while South Rowan’s Davis Richards has shot 71-76 — 147.

ESPN reports that the Seattle Mariners have gone from being one of the worst fielding teams in the majors to one of the best, in large part because of the addition of Robinson Cano at second base and the improvement of Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) at third base.

Seager currently ranks second among American League third basemen in defensive runs saved, which will put him in contention for Gold Glove consideration.

The charted numbers show that Seager is vastly improved at fielding balls both down the third-base line as well as in the shortstop/third base hole.

Based on offensive and defensive numbers, Seager has been the fourth most valuable player in the American League this season behind L.A. outfielder Mike Trout, Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson and Cano.

The Catawba football team got preseason camp under way Wednesday with conditioning tests.

“We are excited about getting out for our first practice of the year,” coach Curtis Walker said. “The conditioning test has given us a guage on where our young men are. I was pleased to see that many of our men have put in the work over the summer which gives us a chance to concentrate heavily on reviewing our offense, defense and special teams packages.”

Carson’s Michael Morrison was 3-for-6 with a double in the Battle of the Border Showcase at Duke.

A seven-run seventh inning lifted the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 9-5 win against Lexington at CMC-NorthEast Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Eddy Alvarez, the Olympic speed-skating silver medalist from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi,led a 12-hit attack with three hits. T.J. Williams had a two-run triple.

Register through Sept. 6 for:

Mighty Kickers Fall Soccer

Open to all Boys and Girls Ages 3-4

Outdoor Fall Soccer

Open to all Boys and Girls Grades K-8th (Ages 5-14)

Fall T-Ball

Open to all Boys and Girls Grades Pre-K-1st (Ages 4-6)

Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.

The Athletic Booster Club is seeking memberships for the 2014-2015 school year. There will be memberships and merchandise available at the annual parent meeting tonight at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in 12U travel softball, please contact Rob Hales with the Lady Razorbacks softball team at (704) 433-8687. To be eligible, a player can’t turn 13 before January 1 2015.

China Grove Middle School will begin football practice on Monday, Aug. 18, from 6-8 p.m.

Practice will be 6-8 pm the remainder of the week except for Friday which will be 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Players will need to bring a copy of their physical and wear a T-shirt, shorts, and cleats. Helmets will be handed out at 5 p.m. if you do not have one. Contact Coach Jim Crawley at 704-224-1909.

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