Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002

Nikiski third at Grace Invite

The Nikiski wrestling team took third at the Grace Christian Invitational Saturday, scoring 126.5 points to finish behind champion Valdez's 144.5 points.

Also from the peninsula, Ninilchik was eighth with 63 points, Seldovia was ninth with 56 points and Seward was 13th with 37.5 points.

Grace Invitational

Friday, Saturday

at Grace Christian School

Team standings: 1. Valdez, 144.5; 2. Dillingham, 135; 3. Nikiski, 126.5; 4. Barrow, 120; 5. ACS, 115; 6. Grace Christian, 111.5; 7. Houston, 90.5; 8. Ninilchik, 63; 9. Seldovia, 56; 10. Glennallen, 55; 11. Cordova, 40; 12. Tok, 39; 13. Seward, 37.5; 14. Slana, 7.

Championship round

103 -- Lance Penhale, Nik, m.d. Arias Gerardo, ACS, 10-2. 112 -- Josh Hundorf, Nik, dec. Jacob Masong, ACS, 10-4. 119 -- Jeremy Banner, Val, dec. Allen Judah, ACS, 8-7. 125 -- Kevin McCarthy, Dil, p. Jared Mazurek, Nik, 1:33. 130 -- Casey Graika, Val, dec. William Savo, Dil, 8-6. 135 -- Derek Bennett, Dil, m.d. Steven Miller, Nin, 17-6. 140 -- James Geffe, Gle, m.d. Charlie Potter, Hou, 11-3. 145 -- Spencer Hirt, Bar, dec. Gage Graika, Val, 3-1. 152 -- Bjorn Olson, Tok, p. Corky Jones, Gra, 2:25. 160 -- Levi Russell, Nin, dec. Tran Smyth, Hou, 4-1. 171 -- Cody Hultquist, Gra, m.d. Larry Nunn, Dil, 11-1. 189 -- James Weise, Cor, p. Jack Packer, Bar. 215 -- Zach Doyel, Val, p. Doug Jones, Sew, 3:59. HWT -- Brionne Eklins, Bar, p. David Rorrison, Nik, 3:05.

Third-place matches

103 -- Jesse Moe, ACS, p. Josh Smith, Bar, 0:32. 112 -- Kenny Balfe, Gra, t.f. Mallory Smuth, Hou, 15-0. 119 -- Jordan McCoy, Nik, p. Carolyn Smyth, Hou, 1:30. 125 -- Vinson Beri, Val, m.d. Joe Christensen, Gra, 10-2. 130 -- Alex McMahan, Gle, p. Ryan Delta Rosa, Bar, 4:50. 135 -- Nuk Harcharek, Bar, dec. Cody Redford, Hou, 8-2. 140 -- Jim Payton, Sel, p. Gary Cline, Dil, 4:37. 145 -- Ryan Nicholson, Dil, p. Matt Clarkson, Gra, 5:33. 152 -- Anthony Lorenzo, Nik, p. Daniel Timmerman, Gra, 0:55. 160 -- David Johansen, Val, dec. Phil Wright, Gra, 5-1. 171 -- Stephen Bishop, Val, p. Matt Tegerdine, Gra, 0:30. 189 -- Chance Collier, Sel, p. George Bjore, Hou, 0:47. 215 -- Zach Doyel, Val, p. Doug Jones, Sew, 3:59. HWT -- Joe Sparaga, Gra, p. Peter Charles, Tok, 1:15.

Burns takes Disney World Golf Classic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Bob Burns became the 16th player to win his first PGA Tour event this year at the Disney World Golf Classic on Sunday.

Burns made consecutive birdies on the back nine to seize control and closed with a 7-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Chris DiMarco.

Tiger Woods made up a six-stroke deficit over 10 holes and finished with a 63. He missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole that ended his chances and finished third, two strokes behind.

Burns, who finished at 25-under 263, earned $666,000 and now has a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

World Match Play

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Ernie Els won his fourth World Match Play title, beating Sergio Garcia 2 and 1.

It was Els' first victory in the event since 1996 when he became the only player to win it three years in a row. Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros each have won five.

Els won $390,000, while Garcia took $187,000.

Els, 5-up after 12 holes on Wentworth's West Course, had his lead cut to one with four remaining after missing makable putts on four successive holes. Garcia was forced to concede the 34th hole after driving into trees. He was unable to get clear of trouble with two more shots to leave Els 2-up with two holes to play.

Garcia's second shot on the final hole went deep into trees. He chipped out but then conceded on the green.

Senior PGA Tour

SAN ANTONIO -- Dana Quigley shot a 2-under 69 and held off a final-round charge by Bob Gilder to win the Senior PGA's SBC Championship by one stroke.

Quigley's 12-under 201 total at the Oak Hills Country Club was worth $217,500. It was Quigley's second win this year and his seventh on the Senior PGA Tour. He won the Siebel Classic in San Jose, Calif., in March.

Vicente Fernandez (70) was third at 10-under 203, while Tom Watson (70) finished another two strokes back and Gil Morgan (71) was at 206.

Gilder, who started Sunday six strokes behind Quigley, closed with a 64. He moved into contention with six consecutive birdies starting on No. 3.

Macau Open

MACAU -- Nick Price missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth playoff hole and lost to defending champion Zhang Lianwei in the Macau Open.

Price (69) and Zhang (70) finished tied at 7-under 277.

Third-round leader Stephen Lindskog (72) and Tsai Chi-hung (68) tied for third at 278.

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