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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators lose to Hagerstown

From staff and wire reports
Hagerstown pounded 14 hits and beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 9-4 on Sunday.
John Ziznewski was the bright spot for Kannapolis with three hits.
Kannapolis (12-12 second half, 47-46 overall) plays Hagerstown at home on Monday at 12:05 p.m.

Minor leagues
Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) earned his first win of the season on Sunday for the Peoria Chiefs.

American Legion
Eastern Randolph won 8-5 against Randolph County on Sunday to even their best-of-three, third-place series at a game apiece.
The teams will play a decisive game on Monday in Ramseur. The winner will claim Area III’s third berth in the state tournament at Newman Park.

Local golf
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Alex, Leslie and Eric Miller and David Huneycutt.
The second-place team was Robin and Brett Leslie, Harry Owens and Tim Earnhardt.
Ty Cobb won longest putt. Alex Miller won closest to the pin.

LPGA
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Chella Choi won the Marathon Classic for her first LPGA Tour title, beating fellow South Korean player Ha Na Jang with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
The 24-year-old Choi won in her 157th start on the tour.
With father Ji Leon Choi serving as her caddie, Choi closed with a 5-under 66 to match Jang at 14-under 270 at Highland Meadows. Jang, the leader after each of the first three rounds, shot a 68.
In the playoff on the par-5 18th, Choi chipped onto the green from 87 yards and two-putted from 25 yards for the par — holing a 1-footer. Jang bogeyed the hole after hitting approach long into high rough.
Second-ranked Lydia Ko, the winner last year, had a 67 to tie for second with Shanshan Feng at 13 under. Fend also shot 67.

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