June 12, 2011 in Sports

Karlsson retains lead at St. Jude Classic

 
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Robert Karlsson hits out of a bunker on the 17th hole during the third round of the St. Jude Classic Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.
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Golf: Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under-par 68 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn.

Karlsson looked ready to run away from the field, leading by as much as five strokes on the back nine. But the Swede closed with his only bogeys of the day on the final two holes, dropping to 11 under and one stroke ahead of Harrison Frazar.

Frazar said he thought Karlsson was in total control of the tournament so he focused only on playing. He got hot and birdied three of his final four holes to finish with a 64 that got him to 10 under. That included rolling in a 42-footer for birdie on No. 18.

John Merrick (67) is third, followed by Retief Goosen

Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot 72 and is at 213.

• Tway holds on to one-shot lead: Bob Tway fired a 5-under 67 to move to 14 under and maintain a one-shot lead over Tommy Armour III in the Champions Tour’s Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C.

One more low round on a hot, humid weekend at Rock Barn and Tway could capture his first victory on the 50-and-over circuit.

Tseng takes LPGA Tour lead: Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot her second straight 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Mindy Kim in the LPGA State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill.

Tseng reached 17 under, birdieing all four of Panther Creek’s par 5s in her bogey-free round. She won the LPGA Thailand for her sixth tour title in four years.

Kim, the leader after the first two rounds, shot a 69.

Wendy Ward (Edwall, Wash.) shot a 67 to stand at 204, moving from a tie for ninth to a tie for sixth.

Sanderson wins freestyle title at trials

Wrestling: Cael Sanderson beat Jake Herbert to win the 185-pound freestyle title at the World Team Trials at Oklahoma City, capping a successful return to wrestling.

Sanderson qualified for the World Championships in September in Istanbul.

Panama stuns U.S. team 2-1 in Gold Cup

Soccer: Luis Tejada scored in the 19th minute and Gabriel Gomez converted a penalty kick later in the first half, helping Panama stun the United States 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup at Tampa, Fla.

Despite the loss, the U.S. can clinch a spot in the quarterfinals by beating Guadaloupe in its final Group C stage match Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Vanderbilt advances past Oregon State

College Baseball: Aaron Westlake hit three two-run home runs to lead Vanderbilt to a 9-3 victory over Oregon State at Nashville, Tenn., as the Commodores clinched their first trip to the College World Series.

The first baseman, drafted in the third round by the Tigers, became the first Commodores player to hit three home runs in a game in 20 years and Vanderbilt (52-10) swept the best-of-3 NCAA Super Regional series.

• North Carolina tops Stanford 7-5 to reach Omaha: Kent Emanuel held Stanford to one run through six innings and North Carolina held off a late rally to beat the Cardinal 7-5 at Chapel Hill, N.C., and clinch another trip to the College World Series.

Murray, Tsonga meet in Queen’s Club final

Tennis: Andy Murray of Britain overwhelmed Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final at Queen’s Club in London.

He’ll play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in today’s final. The Frenchman ended unseeded Briton James Ward’s run with a 6-3, 7-6 (7) victory in the other semifinal.

Murray, who won the title in 2009, produced a fine all-round display against an error-prone Roddick to win their semifinal in just 59 minutes.

• Wozniacki, Safarova reach final in Copenhagen: Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki defeated German qualifier Mona Barthel 6-1, 6-2 to reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Copenhagen, Denmark.

She’ll face Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who rallied from a set down to stop Petra Martic of Croatia 1-6, 6-0, 6-2. Wozniacki will be seeking her fifth WTA title of the year.

• Hantuchova beats Ivanovic to make final: Daniela Hantuchova beat Ana Ivanovic 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Aegon Classic final.

She’ll face Sabine Lisicki of Germany in today’s final in Birmingham, England. Lisicki beat third-seeded Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 in the second semifinal.

Ivanovic failed to convert 18 break points and let slip a 5-1 lead in the first set before winning the tiebreaker.

Mullings defeats Gay in 100 at New York

Track and Field: Steve Mullings held off training partner Tyson Gay to win the 100 meters at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York.

After three false starts trimmed the field from nine to six, Jamaica’s Mullings won in 10.26 seconds into a stiff wind in a photo finish at New York City’s Diamond League meet.


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