Elliott hits treble top

first_img “I’ll go back to England for the winter and then see about the visa to go back to America next summer. I had a couple of winners in America this summer and I’ve ridden a Grade One winner out there. Hopefully I’ll get out there again. It’s pretty much English and Irish lads riding out there so it’s a home from home.” Lily Of Killarney’s chance looked to have gone when she lost the lead two out in the Honouring Oliver Handicap Chase, but Colin Bowe’s 8-1 shot fought back on the run-in under Mark Walsh and finished three and a half lengths in front. The jockey said: “She gives everything and once I got over the last I gave her a smack and she took off. Colin put the blinkers on her to help her concentrate and it worked great. She’s small and nimble and wings round the bends.” Elliott said: “It’s a lucky spot for us. She deserved it. Barry said the track didn’t suit her great, but wasn’t going to be beaten. I might try and bring her to England for a novice. She has her black type. She’ll probably be covered soon. I hadn’t a winner in 10 days and I was in bad form and then I have five in the last two days.” The treble was initiated by Geraghty on Knight’s Parade in the At The Races Maiden Hurdle, in which the 6-5 favourite was going strongly approaching the final flight when leader Myblueeyedgirl came down, easing the way. Once he cleared the obstacle Knight’s Parade quickly skipped clear and beat Ram Them All by a comfortable eight lengths. Kevin Sexton gave High Net Worth (6-1) a confident ride in the Cheering Rory Handicap Hurdle, delivering a smooth challenge after jumping the last in fourth place and sweeping past to beat The Two Jays by a length and a quarter. Elliott said: “He’s a monkey. Kevin gave him a class ride – he’s a very good rider and I’m going to use him a lot this winter. I told him to ride him with balls and he did. It’s an important winner as it’s my 50th over jumps this season between the UK and Ireland, and it’s my quickest 50.” Colin McBratney’s 9-1 chance Obispo was always prominent in the Ryder Support Beginners Chase and had the measure of long-time leader Dun Scaith when that one fell at the final obstacle, clearing away subsequently to beat Doc Hollywood by 10 lengths in the hands of Adrian Heskin. Hot favourite Better Back Bob attempted to make all in the Horse First Supplements Maiden Hurdle and was agonisingly caught in the dying strides by Jack Doyle on his father Pat’s unexposed five-year-old High Counsel (16-1), who won by a head. The jockey said: “I think that’s my 200th track winner. He travelled very well and coming to the last I knew the one in front was tying up. Dad said he had improved since the last day. The mare came into the race on the back of a splendid run in Grade Three company at Galway, where she finished second to the useful Alelchi Inois, and as a result she was sent off the 8-11 favourite. It didn’t look good for her supporters as she never seemed to be travelling sweetly, but she picked up the leaders well enough and got the better of a battle with Draycott Place in the end to win by four and a half lengths. Gordon Elliott landed a treble at Downpatrick including the victory of Definite Ruby in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase. Press Associationlast_img read more

Five things we learned

first_imgJACK BUTLAND IS THE REAL DEAL There have been no shortage of false dawns among English goalkeepers, so it made little sense to get excited about Jack Butland’s potential until the chance arose to judge him in the Barclays Premier League. Asmir Begovic’s departure for Chelsea finally gave him a first-team chance at Stoke and, so far, he has demonstrated exceptional ability. In Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Norwich, Butland, 22, was by far the most influential performer on the pitch; without a succession of fine saves Norwich would have been victorious. The timing could be perfect for him, too: Stoke’s summer recruitment suggests they are likely to challenge for European football and, with Ben Foster and Fraser Forster both injured, England need another goalkeeper to provide competition for Joe Hart. VAN GAAL IS RUNNING OUT OF EXCUSES It no doubt takes time for a club and new signings to assimilate a manager’s ideas but, as a team, manager Louis van Gaal has scarcely improved Manchester United and is now into the second season of his expensive reign. Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney is an attacking unit as impressive as almost any on the planet, so why, as in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle, do they so rarely appear to share an understanding? PATIENCE AND STABILITY IS REWARDED Both Eddie Howe, the Bournemouth manager, and Alex Neil, at Norwich, have remained loyal to the players who earned them promotion last season. In doing so, they have also backed their ability to improve those players to the extent needed to survive in the Premier League. It would have been easy to panic when previous results were disappointing but each stuck to their beliefs and has started to be rewarded with the outcomes their previous performances deserved. Contrast that with QPR’s approach to recruitment while in the Premier League, and the outcomes that followed, or Sunderland’s annual overhauls, and there is little doubt which approach makes more sense. Both Bournemouth and Norwich have enough to survive. IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GIVE UP ON ERIK LAMELA There is little doubting that Tottenham’s Lamela is blessed with natural ability. However, the club’s supporters are entitled to expect far more than simply potential for £25.7million. The appointment of his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino as manager, after his disappointing first season in London, looked likely to be the making of him. By then, he had had 12 months to experience Premier League football and a manager to whose 4-2-3-1 system, in the same way Jay Rodriguez was at Southampton, he was suited. Lamela was again disappointing in the 1-1 draw at Leicester, though, and by now he has had more than enough chances. As with the recently-departed, and similarly-talented, Roberto Soldado, Lamela’s malaise at Spurs could be too far gone. The only solution looks a clean break for each party. CHELSEA ARE UP AND RUNNING As important to Chelsea as earning their first win of the season is Pedro’s arrival and the performance he gave on his debut, scoring once and assisting another goal, in the 3-2 victory at West Brom. Jose Mourinho’s use of Oscar and Cesc Fabregas, and his decision to sell Juan Mata in January 2014, had reduced Chelsea’s previously-significant attacking potential. Pedro’s arrival restores much of that, not only in his individual ability, but the intelligence and movement that will also help his team-mates. Fellow new signing Baba Rahman also appears to have lifted the mood at the Premier League champions, who suddenly look far stronger than only a week ago. Assuming Diego Costa stayed fit, Chelsea mounting a strong defence of their title was always a near-formality but now they could challenge for the Champions League. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgCOLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazyUNDATED (AP) — “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded guilty to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme.Under their proposed deals, Loughlin hopes to spend two months in prison and Giannulli is seeking to serve five months. But the judge said he will decide whether to accept the deals after considering the presentencing report, a document that contains background on defendants and helps guide sentencing decisions.FEMALE ATHLETES-FORBES Update on the latest sports COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MARQUETTE-BAILEYMarquette’s Bailey entering NBA draftMILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette forward Brendan Bailey is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility to pursue a pro career.The son of former NBA player Thurl Bailey had entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft in April but still had the option of returning to school. Bailey and Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Friday that Bailey was indeed moving forward with his pro career.The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 25.3 minutes this past season, starting each of Marquette’s 30 games as the Golden Eagles went 18-12. Forbes slides Osaka past Serena has highest-paid female athleteUNDATED (AP) — Naomi Osaka has unseated fellow tennis star Serena Williams at the bank.Forbes.com says Osaka is the top-earning female athlete, ending Williams’ four-year run atop the list. Forbes says the 22-year-old Osaka earned $37.4 million over the past 12 months from endorsements and prize money, eclipsing Williams in that span.Forbes said Osaka’s total is a one-year record for a female athlete, topping the previous mark of 29.7 million set by Maria Sharapova in 2015.Osaka is No. 29 overall, with Williams at No. 33, on Forbes’ annual list of the 100 top-earning athletes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 —Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he thinks college football will return on schedule with some level of fans in the stands. Abbott has already issued new rules to allow youth sports leagues to resume in June and for some professional leagues to hold events without spectators. But the state rules have so far not touched college sports.— The Big Sky Conference will reduce conference schedules in men’s and women’s basketball from 20 to 16 games. The decision by the conference’s President’s Council will be a one-year adjustment to help members cut expenses during the pandemic and have more flexibility in nonconference scheduling.— Alabama-Huntsville is dropping men’s hockey and men’s and women’s tennis as part of budget cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Men’s hockey had been the lone Division I sport for Alabama-Huntsville.—A group of Power Five baseball coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the 2022 season. Under the proposal, there would be nine weeks of preseason practice instead of five, the regular season would run from the third week of March to the third week of June and the College World Series would wrap up the last week of July.—The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding back a portion of their ticket inventory for the 2020 season to be ready in case social distancing measures are required in stadiums this fall. Individual single game tickets went on sale Friday. Team spokesman Burt Lauten says the club withheld 50% of the allotment as a “proactive” measure should the NFL use social distancing guidelines. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-OBIT-SLOANJazz great and Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan diesUNDATED (AP) — Jerry Sloan was a tenacious shooting guard before becoming one of the winningest coaches in NBA history. May 22, 2020 The Utah Jazz say Sloan died Friday at 78 following complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.Sloan was an All-Star for the Chicago Bulls in 1967 and ’69. An outstanding rebounder at 6-foot-5, he averaged 14 points and 7.4 boards in an 11-year career spent almost exclusively with the Bulls.But it was his coaching ability that put him in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Sloan coached the Jazz for 23 seasons, guiding them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and ’98 before losing to Chicago each time. He currently ranks four on the NBA all-time list with 1,221 victories.NFL-NEWSJets get Flacco to back up Darnold In other NFL news:— The Seahawks have signed running back Carlos Hyde to a one-year package. Hyde is coming off his best NFL season, rushing for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns for the Texans. The six-year veteran has had three seasons of at least 900 yards rushing.— Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday on suspicion of driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office report. It was not immediately clear why police had such suspicions.NHL-PLAYOFF VOTENHLPA voting on playoff proposal — Watford manager Nigel Pearson says two more of his players are in self-isolation after family members tested positive for the coronavirus. The unnamed pair join Watford defender Adrian Mariappa and two staff who went into isolation this week after they tested positive in the English Premier League’s first round of testing. Pearson said the team’s two new cases came from people they had contact with testing positive for COVID-19, even though the players’ own tests were negative.FOOTBALL RECRUIT-SHOOTINGStar college football recruit charged with attempted murderACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.Luke Hill faces charges including attempted first-degree murder after allegedly firing gunshots that struck a home in Accokeek, Maryland, on Monday night. That’s according to charging documents obtained by The Washington Post. The Hall of Fame player and former Knicks center says the virus is serious and should not be taken lightly, adding that he wanted to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones. Ewing also thanked the healthcare workers and everyone on the front linesThe school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:—The Southeastern Conference is allowing voluntary athletic activities to occur on each of its campuses starting June 8, at the discretion of each university. SEC officials noted the workouts would take place “under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution.” The SEC had suspended all athletic activities through May 31 due to the pandemic. College football national champion LSU announced it will resume voluntary workouts for players on June 8 in accordance with the decision.— The Arizona Diamondbacks have started individual workouts as baseball begins a measured return to play from the coronavirus pandemic. A small number of players worked out at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix and Salt River Fields, their spring training facility about 20 miles away in Scottsdale. The players were separated as much as possible to follow league-mandated guidelines, and the workouts were cleared by Major League Baseball. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets are giving Joe Flacco a chance to continue his NFL career.Flacco has signed a one-year deal to serve as Sam Darnold’s backup, giving the Jets a veteran presence under center. Flacco led Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory following the 2012 season and spent 11 years with the Ravens before playing for Denver in 2019.He started eight games for the Broncos, completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions before a neck injury caused him to miss the last two months of the season.Flacco has completed 61.9% of his passes for 40,067 yards, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions.He was waived by Denver in March with a failed physical designation but is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp in the summer. Hill is a defensive back who graduated from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore after withdrawing from St. John’s College High during his junior year. He had committed to play at the University of Oregon, but Coach Mario Cristobal told The Oregonian that he was cut from their program this spring.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ARKANSAS STATE-COACHAnderson gets restructured extensionJONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson has received a restructured contract extension that runs through 2023.Anderson took the job before the start of the 2014 season. He has led the Red Wolves to a pair of Sun Belt Conference titles and six consecutive bowl appearances. He is one of just two active Group of Five head coaches to lead their programs to at least two conference championships and six bowl games since 2014. UNDATED (AP) — Hockey fans are waiting to learn if the NHL Players Association has accepted a proposal on a 24-team playoff format, but there are other items to discuss in the league’s bid to resume play.Those questions include potential game locations, when players can return to their respective teams and what non-playoff teams will be allowed to do during what could potentially become a 10-month break between games. While NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league has a plan in place, he stopped short of providing details by saying it would be premature to do so at this time.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSHall of Famer Ewing treated for COVD-19UNDATED (AP) — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. Associated Press last_img read more

Jaguars hoping to get over mental hurdle in upcoming Super 50

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) – Guyana Jaguars are hoping the upcoming Super50 will be the time they break their jinx in the regional domestic 50-overs tournament.Last year, Jaguars stumbled at the final hurdle, surrendering to eventual champions Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by six wickets in the final in Bridgetown, to miss out on their eighth title but first in 14 years.Head coach Esuan Crandon, who has overseen Jaguars’ domination of the first class championship, believes the struggles in the Super50 is a mental block.“We have not managed to win it for a long time. We would have played really well up to the final match and to cross that last hurdle has been a struggle for us over the years,” Crandon said.“We have highlighted a few things. For me, I think it is just being able to manage that final game and the expectations around us and winning and going through the same processes which we had done during the group matches and the semi-finals.“It’s more a mental hurdle for us, I think, and it’s just for us to be ready and mentally prepared, switched on and able to control our emotions, so we are focussing on some of these things during our preparations and we expect to do much better when we get to the final stages of the tournament.”Jaguars, who will be again led by out-of-favour West Indies batsman Leon Johnson, have been hard at work in recent weeks putting the final touches on their preparation.They have also had the benefit of their local white-ball league which has ensured valuable competitive practice, and allowed several players to find their touch.“Preparations have been going well so far. We were affected a bit by the weather a few months ago, but we were able to step things up about six or seven weeks ago and start doing some white-ball preparations which has gone well for us and the weather has been good,” Crandon noted.“We have been able to get in some quality work. We have focussed on game scenarios and getting the players to understand their roles, rotation of the strike and getting the players to take more responsibility from a batting perspective.“We have started our franchise league last Thursday. It’s been very competitive, and we have seen some outstanding performances throughout the tournament, and we have used it to help select our team. We also have a couple of practice games to finalise our preparations before we travel to Trinidad.”Jaguars will back themselves to emerge as one of the two semi-finalists from Group B where they will clash with hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Emerging Players and United States.And Crandon said they planned on bringing the same intensity to each game to guard against complacency.“Obviously, there good teams in our group. We will not take any side for granted. We will take each opponent seriously and one game at a time,” he stressed.“The good thing is that every team gets to play the other twice, so after the first encounter, the players have time to prepare for the return match and try to do better. With the two top teams from the group advancing to the semi-finals, every other team will come to play hard and win matches.“Fans will view the Jaguars as one of the top teams in the group, along the Red Force and the Volcanoes, but we cannot rule out the Emerging Players squad and the United States, so we have to play every opponent hard and strong.”last_img read more

Smiles Café to increase hourly wages for workers

first_imgIn light of the recent protests regarding low wages at USC, Smiles Café at the USC Caruso Catholic Center intends to employ workers in the upcoming fall semester with an average base hourly wage of $15.Smiles Café, which opened in September 2014, is a student-owned coffee shop and eatery that serves a variety of coffee, tea, salads, paninis and healthy snacks. This eatery has partnered with many student organizations, including Troy Camp, Helenes and Kicks for Kids.Jesse Rubio, owner of Smiles Café, said the monetary increase would come from the business itself.“We are a small business, but I want to prove and show President Nikias that if a small business can pay their employees $15, then USC and their affiliates can increase wages for low-paid employees,” Rubio said in an email to the Daily Trojan.In addition to raising the employees’ wages, Smiles Café will also provide all USC staff employees who receive minimum wage a free cup of coffee per day until there is a facilitated conversation regarding wages.“As CEO and a USC student, I believe the issue of low wages is not a conversation about the minimum wage, but rather a conversation about human dignity,” Rubio wrote in the email. “USC workers, whether teachers or facility workers, do not deserve a minimum wage hourly rate. They deserve what they give to us with their services.”Rubio, a junior majoring in international relations (global business), said his business is centered around making his guests, who his competitors call customers, happy. He has invited students from Thornton School of Music to play jazz music every week at Smiles Café while hosting two art shows per semester featuring work by USC fine arts students.Smiles Café also donates and fundraises for USC philanthropic organizations.“Smiles Café also takes pride in being the most socially responsible business at USC,” Rubio said. “We have donated and fundraised for the largest USC student-led organizations on campus. We have raised thousands of dollars to give back to the philanthropic missions of USC’s amazing student organizations.”The demonstration, called Fight for $15 on 4/15, held last Wednesday was part of a national effort organized by the coalition Raise the Wage LA. The demonstration began in downtown Los Angeles, and the workers made their way to Figueroa Street and 28th Street. The event ended with a march to University Park campus and a chant at Tommy Trojan around 1 p.m.“USC employees deserve a just wage that reflects the hard work they do and the service they provide. They are part of the Trojan family, and like family, we have to make sure their needs are met,” Rubio said.last_img read more

I Deserve More Ballon d’Or Awards than Messi Says, Ronaldo

first_img“I’d love it, I think I deserve it.”The Portugal captain said he was no friend of the Argentine but credited his rival for helping push him further in his own career.“My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years,” Ronaldo said. “I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well.”Ronaldo, who also played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, has five UEFA Champions League winners’ medals and led Portugal to victory at the 2016 UEFA European Championship and 2019 UEFA Nations League tournaments.“I don’t follow the records, the records follow me. I’m addicted to the success, and I don’t think it’s something bad, I think it’s good,” Ronaldo said.“It motivates me. If you’re not motivated, it’s better to stop.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he deserves to end his soccer career with more Ballon d’Or awards than Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi and hopes to establish himself as the greatest player of all time.Ronaldo, 34, has won the renowned France Football magazine trophy for the world’s best player five times – as many as Messi – but is eager for more as he moves into the twilight of his career.“Messi’s in the history of football,” Ronaldo told broadcaster Piers Morgan in an interview with Britain’s ITV on Tuesday night. “But I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him,” he said, referring to the Ballon d’Or awards.last_img read more

Cherry increases equity in Almor Holdings to 82.5%

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Submit ComeOn rebrands to reflect company set-up January 16, 2020 ComeOn withdraws all brands from UK market September 2, 2019 Cherry AB delivers excellent final statement as a Stockholm enterprise February 13, 2019 Updating the market, the governance of Stockholm-listed Cherry AB has informed that it has acquired a further 7.5% of shares in Malta-based German focused operator Almor Holdings.The acquisition will see Cherry increase its equity holding in Almor to 82.5% of shares. In July 2015, Cherry governance made its initial 71% purchase of Almor share for €4.6 million euros, and would quickly move to increase its shareholding to 75%.Updating investors, Cherry governance stated that Almor’s German gaming portfolio of Sunmaker, Sunnyplayer and Kingplayer had been performing ‘above expectations’.Cherry governance informs that the additional 7.5% of Almor shares will be purchased either “(i) 1 219 889,50 Euro in cash, or (II) through class B shares in Cherry AB (plc) to the value of approximately 11 717 891,50 SEK,” which is based on an agreement between the minority owner and Cherry AB.”Closing its purchase, Cherry AB holds first right to acquire the outstanding shares in Almor for a further three-years at a value of five times EBIT.last_img read more

Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Misconduct, Grand Theft

first_imgOfficials say Silberberg claimed he had worked a regular shift and an overtime shift on the same day, when he only actually worked the overtime shift.The 16-month investigation also revealed the deputy said he worked a full day.However, records show he either did not leave his home, or worked part of his shift before returning home.Ultimately, investigators found 57 occasions on which Silberberg claimed to have worked the entire day, when records showed he had been at home for some or all of those shifts.BSO’s investigation found that over four months at the end of last year, Silberberg was overcompensated $15,540 for 368 regular hours and 16 overtime hours that he falsely claimed to have worked.He was arrested Thursday afternoon at BSO’s Public Safety Building.Silberberg has been suspended without pay. He had already been suspended with pay since February until Thursday’s arrest.He was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2006, when he initially worked as a detective in the robbery unit. Deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday they have arrested one of their own on charges of grand theft, official misconduct, and obtaining property under $20,000 by fraud.According to investigators with the BSO”s Public Corruption Unit, Det. Luis Silberberg falsified overtime forms seven times and lied more than 50 times about working a full shift when records showed he did not, thereby defrauding the sheriff’s office out of more than $15,000.last_img read more

England women in strong challenge at St Rule Trophy

first_img31 May 2015 England women in strong challenge at St Rule Trophy England women internationals, led by Bethan Popel, filled three of the top five places in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews – and came within a whisker of winning the Nations Cup. They couldn’t catch the winner, 17-year-old Aditi Ashok, from Bangalore, India, who shot 10-under for the 54-hole event on the New and Old courses. But Popel (Long Ashton) was runner-up, Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) was third and India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) tied fourth. In addition, Sammie Giles (St Mellion) also beat par to tie sixth and the England team of Clyburn, Muse and Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) tied for the Nations Cup. However, Scotland pipped them to the title on countback, with the better last-round aggregate: 153 to 154. Ashok led from start to finish, building the platform for a notable win by equalling the New Course women’s amateur record of eight-under-par 67 in her first round on Saturday. She went three shots clear of the field with a second-round 71, also over the New, to be 12-under-par coming into the final round over the Old Course. The final day brought mixed weather, heavy overnight rain lingering on well into the morning, to be replaced by sunshine and a wind that touched the 40mph mark in mid-afternoon. Popel snapped at the winner’s heels until she bogeyed the 16th and took a double bogey at the Road Hole 17th where she was in the greenside bunker in two. However, she finished one shot ahead of Muse who won the Scottish U16 title at Strathmore in April. Muse had a tough start to the final round, hitting her approach shot out of bounds at the first hole, en route to a double bogey, and she took three-over par 41 to reach the turn. But she battled on, and salvaged a very respectable two-over 78 in the high wind to finish third. She was also runner-up to Ashok in the Under-18s’ Lawson Trophy. Leading final scores ST RULE TROPHY St Andrews Par 226 (New Course 2 x 75, Old Course 1 x 76) CSS: New Course 76 75; Old Course 76 216 A Ashok (India) 67 71 78 221 B Popel (Long Ashton) 69 72 80 222 H Muse (West Lancashire) 74 70 78 223 I Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 75 72 76, C De Corte (Belgium) 74 73 76 225 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 70 78 77, S Giles (St Mellion) 74 73 78 Caption (from left): Bethan Popel, Hollie Muse and winner Aditi Ashok on Swilken Bridge at Old Course, with the grandstands for The Open in the background. (Image © Cal Carson Golf Agency)last_img read more

Marum: Team stuck to game plan to win

first_img“We got off to a slow start but the boys just stayed focused on the game plan and stuck together in the last 40 minutes to win,” said Marum.He said there was still a lot of work to do before the finals with plenty of negatives and positives taken from this afternoon’s game.“Our completion rates were not that good which we will work on.“But our forwards like Willie Minoga led the way and everyone else just followed through. The backline too did their jobs and so overall a good team effort,” said Marum.last_img