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Digest: Atholton alumna Bryana Nguyen wins amateur golf tournament in N.C.

Atholton alumna Bryana Nguyen, pictured here in 2013, won her first tournament Thursday, since playing junior golf.
Atholton alumna Bryana Nguyen, pictured here in 2013, won her first tournament Thursday, since playing junior golf. (Staff photo by Jen Rynda)

Atholton alumna Bryana Nguyen, a rising junior on the North Carolina women's golf team, won the 67th North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship on Thursday at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham. Nguyen posted the lowest score in each round of the three-day tournament and finished 6-under par with a 1-under 71 in the final round. Nguyen's 210 (69-70-71) was 10 strokes better than second place. Nguyen hadn't won a tournament since competing in junior golf nearly three years ago. "It's awesome. I kind of forgot the feeling," she said. "It validates all the hard work I've been putting into the sport and practicing throughout the summer and throughout school, so I'm really proud of everything and how this came together."

Boys golf: Ford Bennett of Owings Mills finished tied for fourth at the American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star tournament at Lost Springs in Rogers, Ark. Bennett finished at 1-over 217 (72-75-70), three shots back of winner Braedon Wear (72-70-72).

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John Carroll boys basketball rising junior guard Immanuel Quickley got good news Monday night. Today's was even better.

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Terps commit Huerter a finalist for U-18 boys team

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Maryland incoming freshman guard Kevin Huerter, an ESPN four-star men's basketball recruit, is among 18 players who have been named finalists for the USA Basketball men's U-18 national team. The finalists were selected by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. Huerter was selected as a finalist after the roster was pared down from 26 to 18 players. The team will compete in the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship on July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile. Terps coach Mark Turgeon is an assistant on the team, which will continue training camp through Saturday at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 18 finalists will resume training July 11-15 in Houston, and the final 12-member team will be announced before the team leaves for Chile.

The USA team, playing in Group B, will open U18 preliminary play July 19 against Puerto Rico, followed July 20 against host Chile and July 21 versus the U.S. Virgin Islands. Group A teams include Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Dominican Republic.

Maryland will face Central Florida in Orlando in a night game televised on CBS Sports Network.

Maryland football: The Terps' game at Central Florida on Sept. 17 will kick off at 7 p.m., the school announced, giving Maryland its third scheduled night game this fall. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

Maryland will face Florida International under the lights in a Friday night matchup the week before, and the Terps will host Michigan State for a night game at Maryland Stadium on Oct. 22.

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Daniel Gallen, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Stan Salter's analysis and betting tips for Friday's race card at Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico Race Course: Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado earned his 6,900th career victory when he came from off the pace to win the second race. Prado, thoroughbred racing's winningest active jockey with the retirement this week of all-time leader Russell Baze, took the 11/16-mile turf claiming event with Dance With Gio ($19.20) by a half-length. Trained by Dove Houghton, the 7-year-old New Jersey-bred mare won by a half-length. Already one of just 17 jockeys to win 6,000 or more races, he is closing in on an even more elite group. Only seven riders have reached the 7,000 mark, topped by Baze's 12,842. "Sixty-nine hundred, it feels good. Hopefully I can continue to be blessed with this career that I have been having," said Prado, who turned 49 on Sunday.

—There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 ($648.05), 50-cent Pick 5 ($4,720.91) and $1 Super Hi-5 ($1,438.13) wagers greeting bettors for Friday's eight-race program. First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

—Jockey Trevor McCarthy posted a riding triple, winning with Souper True ($13.20) in the third race, Elusive Joni ($18.40) in the fifth and Desert Princess ($14.60) in the seventh.

College baseball: Cecil College sophomore first-baseman-third baseman Robert Williams was named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Defensive Player of the Year. Williams will play at Division II Chowan (N.C.) next season.

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