DeTemple takes lead in Senior Stroke Play
Pete DeTemple of Old Hickory Golf Club posted a 4-under-par 64 to take a two-stroke lead at the 33rd VSGA Senior Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday at Mount Vernon Country Club in Alexandria.
DeTemple, who was part of the winning side at the VSGA Senior Four-Ball Championship in 2016, made six birdies and two bogeys on a shortened Mount Vernon track.
Buck Brittain (The Virginian GC), George Kapetanakis (Trump National, Washington D.C.), Bob Bailey (James River CC) and Jim Woodson (Mill Quarter Plantation) all recorded 66s.
The second and final round will be played today.
PGA of America President Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in Indio, Calif., and hitting a sign last week. The PGA of America said it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest.
Texas has hired Edrick Floreal away from Kentucky to lead the Longhorns’ track team. A former national champion and Olympian in the triple jump, Floreal had spent the past six seasons at Kentucky, where his athletes won 12 national titles. Floreal replaces Mario Sategna, who was fired after five years and multiple Big 12 championships. Sategna was the subject of a school ethics and misconduct investigation in 2016 but he was allowed to return to the team.
Nick Hagglund scored two of Toronto FC’s foursecond half goals and the Reds overcame a threegoal deficit to tie visiting D.C. United 4-4 in a Major League Soccer game. Yamil Asad scored twice, and Paul Arriola and Darren Matt added goals for United (2-6-4).
Elena Delle Donne scored 36 points, Kristi Toliver (Harrisonburg) added 25 and the visiting Washington Mystics blew a 30-point lead before rallying past the Connecticut Sun 95-91 in a WNBA game.