Kats Improve One Stroke at NCAA Regional

first_img“The goal for us now is to refocus and make the most of our final round,” Kieschnick said. “I want to guys to go out and be loose and see if we can pass some people on the leader board.” The Kats fired a 302 and currently sit in 12th place with one round to play. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Championships in Arkansas.   The low round of the day for the Kats was a 74 by William Holcomb. After a bogey on No. 10 to start, Holcomb picked up birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 17 and made the turn at even par. He opened his back nine with four straight pars, before a double bogey, bogey, birdie, bogey stretch. He closed with a par on No. 9 and is currently in a tie for 39th.  Levi Valadez was only Bearkat who seemed to have holes 1-9 figured out on Tuesday. He had eight straight pars after making the turn, only dropping a stroke on his last  hole. He finished the day with a 75, improving by five strokes from Monday’s round.  “We were just missing to the wrong side of the holes, and on this course you can’t do that,” said head coach Brandt Kieschnick. “I liked our approach and mindset, the shots just haven’t been there for us.” Courtesy of Sam Houston State AthleticsAUSTIN, Texas – Despite playing one shot better on Tuesday, the Sam Houston men’s golf team dropped one spot in the standings at the Austin Regional of the NCAA Golf Championships.  Noah Steele, who was 3-over for the tournament heading into the day, shot a 77 on Tuesday and is two shots back of Holcomb on the leaderboard. He made the turn at 1-ver, with a birdie on No. 13. Once again the Bearkats got off to a good start, beginning the day on No. 10. They combined for five birdies on the first five holes and after nine, they were 6-over for the day. But once again, they had their struggles on holes 1-9. They managed just three birdies on their final nine holes and were 11-over, including posting six double bogeys and one triple.  Luis Carrera seemed to be on his way to another good day. After leading the Kats on Monday, the freshman had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to make the turn at 2-over par. But he struggled on his final nine holes and finished the day with an 82.  Also with a big improvement on Tuesday was freshman Jack Randle. He was six shots better on Tuesday, shooting a 76. Randle got off to a good start, playing the first four holes at 1-under after a birdie on No. 11. He made the turn at 3-over par and then birdied No. 1. He then closed with four straight pars to close out the day.  The Kats will close out the Regional on Wednesday, teeing off at 8:55 a.m., playing with UMKC and St. Mary’s.last_img read more

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Verstappen retains Austria win after stewards’ investigation

first_imgThe incident was swiftly put under official investigation by the race stewards, who confirmed the result nearly three hours after the race ended.In a statement, the FIA said: “We did not consider that either driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for the incident. We consider that this is a racing incident.”The outcome meant more disappointment for Ferrari after they were on the wrong side of a stewards’ decision in Canada, where Sebastian Vettel was deprived of victory after he had won the race. That race was handed to Mercedes’ defending five-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who had finished second.Leclerc has twice suffered disappointment and frustration when seemingly set for victory, having missed out in Bahrain where he was foiled by a late engine problems.His barnstorming victory in Austria came after a thrilling charge following a terrible start that saw him drop to seventh on the opening lap, after starting alongside pole sitter Leclerc on the front row of the grid. The two drivers made up the youngest front row in F1 history.It was the 21-year-old Dutchman’s sixth career win and ended Mercedes record run of eight straight wins this season and ten overall. It also delighted a huge orange-clad army of Dutch supporters.– ‘The right result’ –Leclerc finished second for Ferrari ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes, Vettel and Hamilton.Hamilton now has 197 points in the drivers’ standings, 31 ahead of Bottas, with Verstappen third on 126.“It’s the right result, the right thing for Max, for Formula One and for Honda,” said Red Bull team chief Christian Horner.“It’s been a very stressful last few hours,” said Verstappen. “But it is the right result and the right result for F1.”Before the stewards delivered their verdict, Verstappen said the incident was merely “hard racing” and that if he were penalised there would be “no point in F1 — and we should all go and stay at home.”Horner said the sort of wheel-to-wheel racing that sparked the investigation was essential for the future of Formula One.“This is what we need – drivers going wheel-to-wheel and fighting each other,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Max Verstappen in celebratory mood, but stewards investigate © APA/AFP / GEORG HOCHMUTHSPIELBERG, Austria, Jun 30 – Max Verstappen retained his victory for Red Bull in a thrilling Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday following a stewards’ hearing.The 21-year-old Dutchman won the race after forcing his way past Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari in a wheel-bashing passing move two laps from the end of a race that was a shot in the arm for Formula One after the soporific French GP.last_img read more

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2019/20: Uganda Premier League team of the first round

first_imgVipers ended the first round four points clear at the top of the UPL. (PHOTOS Courtesy)Vipers SC have set the pace in the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League (UPL) first round and are now odds-on favourites to go all the way and secure a second title in three years.As expected, KCCA FC are their closest challengers with the Kasasiros sitting just 4 points behind the Venoms.Several teams have put up surprising performances including the likes of BUL FC and SC Villa who occupy third and fourth spots respectively.The other traditional giants-Express FC have so far had to endure a wobbly campaign and it seems they will finish closer to the drop than the top unless something unexpected happens in the last 15 games.The three promoted teams have had mixed results with debutants Wakiso Giants FC and Kyetume FC performing fairly well while Proline FC somehow find themselves rooted at the foot of the table.Several coaches have lost their jobs already including Wasswa Bbosa (Tooro United FC), Livingstone Mbabazi (Onduparaka FC), Kefa Kisala (Wakiso Giants FC), Muhammad Kisseka (Bright Stars FC) and George Best Nsimbe (Kyetume FC). Bbosa and Mbabazi resigned from their roles, Kisala and Nsimbe were axed while Kisseka was demoted to the youth team.Proline have also had to change their coach twice with Shafiq Bisaso leaving for studies in Sweden while his replacement Matia Lule is understood to have also followed the same path. The club is currently under the guidance of Baker Mbowa who was deputized by Mujib Kasule in their final first-round game against KCCA FC. The Clubs later clarified on the matter, stating that Mbowa is currently injured but still in interim charge.The first round has not ended without sad events either as three teams have lost games off the pitch. Police FC and Proline were docked three and six points respectively for failing to honour fixtures against Onduparaka FC and SC Villa respectively while Maroons FC lost a game at home to Vipers for fielding an ineligible player.Never the less, the first round has come to an end and here is our team of the opening half as compiled by Shaban Lubega in a 3:4:1:2 formation.GK: Fabien Mutombora (Vipers SC)A goalkeeper will always be judged on how many goals he lets in and in the entire first round, Mutombora has conceded just 7. Mutombora may not be the classy ball-playing goalie that many would like to see but one who has indeed gotten the job done in the first round.Mutombora has conceded just 7 goals in the first round. CB: Bashir Asiku (Vipers SC)At one point, Asiku’s Vipers career looked to be over as he went AWOL last season but the 21-year old has come back stronger. Alongside Halid Lwaliwa, the two have formed arguably the best pairing in the division currently. For Asiku, he has improved from the error-prone youngster to a rock of sorts and contributed to Vipers’ stability in defence.Asiku has been brilliant in Vipers’ defence.CB: Walter Ochola (BUL FC)Played in all but two of BUL FC’s 15 first-round games, Ochola is the king-pin of the  Jinja-based side’s defence that has conceded just 9 goals so far. He is clearly one of the most underrated defenders currently in the UPL.CB:  Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC)I am not a big fan of Kizza but I have learnt to appreciate him. One of the most consistent performers in the Kasasiros shirt and was at it again throughout the first round as he put up several outstanding displays, scoring four goals and topping the assist charts. Despite predominantly playing as a left-back, I have decided to use him on the left-side of a back-three, a role he has previously played in at KCCA FC.Kizza has scored four goals in the first round.MF: Ashraf Mandela (URA FC)One whose talent has never been in doubt but had somehow failed to make the next grade. However, Mandela now looks to be on course to doing exactly that and his performances for URA FC have been extremely good also earning him a spot in the National team set-up.MF: Disan Ggaliwango (Express FC)The Express FC left-back-cum-winger/forward has continued to be a revelation of sorts under George Ssemwogerere. Ggaliwango has led by example at the Red Eagles since the season started and his tally of five goals is just part of how good he has been.Ggaliwango has scored five goals so far.MF: Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa)SC Villa have turned the tables after a close to disastrous 2018/19 campaign. Despite a troubled off-season too, they have surprisingly started stronger with some of the old guns performing beyond expectation. One of them has been Kirya who has gone on to score five goals this season and put out several man of the match performances.Kirya has improved immensely from last season.MF: Ben Ocen (Police FC)Just like Juma Balinya last season, Ben Ocen has taken the initiative at Police FC. The attacking midfielder has benefited from Abdallah Mubiru’s style of play and kept on popping up with the goods in the final third, scoring a total of 9 goals so far.Ocen has scored 9 goals so far.FW: Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC).The fast and tricky forward looks set to continue his development and at Wakiso Giants, he has found a new home, settling in surprisingly fast. Seven goals so far but that is not all, Sekajugo has been a nightmare for several defenders and should have had at least one more to his tally, only for his would-be leveller against leaders Vipers to controversially be ruled out.Sekajugo has been a constant threat throughout the first round.FW: Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC)On loan from Vipers SC, Mukwala has hit the ground running at Maroons FC. The striker has finished the first-round as top scorer with 10 goals.Mukwala is the leading scorer in the league.FW: Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC)What a season Bayo is having! Scored 9 goals for Vipers already and as a consequence, broken into the National team. Tipped by many to be this season’s top scorer and he should have had one hand on the accolade already only for his lack of ruthlessness in front of goal on several occasions.Bayo has scored 9 first round goals.Coach: Edward Golola (Vipers SC)Golola has overseen Vipers SC magnificent start to the season as his side hold a decent 4-point lead at the top of the table. Currently in his first full season as the head coach of Vipers following a return to the Kitende based side last season, Golola may be on course to winning the league crown.Golola has seen his Vipers side finish the first round four points clear at the top.Honourable MentionsYusuf Wasswa (Onduparaka FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Derrick Ndahiro (SC Villa), Siraj Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Denis Okot (BUL FC), Robert Mukongotya (BUL FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Julius Malingumu (Onduparaka FC), Boban Zirintusa (Onduparaka FC), Charles Musiige (Tooro United).Comments Tags: Ambrose KiryaAshraf MandelaBashir AsikuBen Ocenbright stars fcBul FCedward gololaExpress FCFabien MutomboraFahad BayoKCCA FCKyetume FCMaroons FCMustafa Kizzaonduparaka fcproline fcSC Villasteven mukwalaTooro unitedUganda Premier LeagueURA FCViane Sekajugovipers scWakiso GiantsWalter Ocholalast_img read more

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