Funk wins U.S. Senior Open with record 20-under total
Former Maryland golf coach Fred Funk won the U.S. Senior Open in Carmel, Ind., by six strokes, closing with a 7-under 65 at Crooked Stick for a tournament-record 20-under total. Funk, coming off a playoff loss to Loren Roberts last week in the Senior British Open, broke the event mark of 17-under set by Hale Irwin in 2000 at Saucon Valley. The 53-year-old Funk, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, won his second senior major, following the 2008 JELD-WEN Tradition. He has five Champions Tour victories. Joey Sindelar (70) finished second at 14-under, Russ Cochran (68) was 12-under, and Roberts (64) and Greg Norman (73) followed at 11-under. Tennessee amateur Tim Jackson, the leader after the first two days, tied for 11th at 6-under 282, the lowest score by an amateur in event history. He closed with a 76.
Mystics lose again to first-place Fever, 87-79
Katie Douglas scored 11 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead visiting Indiana to an 87-79 victory over Washington for the Fever's third victory in 12 days against the Mystics. Tamika Catchings added 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Indiana (15-4), which improved to 23-11 all-time against Washington and stretched its lead in the Eastern Conference to five games over the second-place Mystics. Alana Beard had 23 points and Lindsey Harding added 22 for the Mystics (10-9). Monique Currie added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Amateur Baseball:: The first-ever Maryland Futures baseball team, sponsored by the state high school baseball coaches association, rallied from a four-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to slip past Illinois, 9-8, Saturday afternoon in the team's final game of the Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament at Plainfield, Ill. (MCBT). The Maryland Futures is made up of 18 of the top rising high school seniors in Maryland as selected by the coaches association.
Golf:: Brendan Kelly of Annapolis defeated Bobby Fox (South Riding, Va.), 3 and 1, to win the 90th Washington Metropolitan Amateur championship at Manor Country Club,in Rockville.
MLL:: Rookie Matt Abbott scored 57 seconds into sudden-death overtime to lift the Washington Bayhawks (4-7) to a 17-16 victory over the Chicago Machine (3-8) on Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The victory kept alive the Bayhawks' MLL playoff hopes entering the final home game of the season.
- From Sun staff and news services