Dustin Johnson leads packed leaderboard at PGA Championships

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO: Tiger Woods is too far back to mount a serious challenge at the PGA Championships even as a dozen players are within three shots of the sole leader Dustin Johnson after 54 holes.Johnson will be chased hard by a lot of past Major winners and some fresh faces, but none more than Brooks Koepka, who is two behind. Koepka may well have been with him or even better but for that three-bogey run from 13th to the 15th, which threatened to push him way behind. But birdies on 16th and 18th kept him in touch with Johnson. One shot behind Johnson at 8-under is the young brigade of Collin Morikawa (65), Cameron Champ (67) and Scottie Scheffler (65). Woods had all pars except a bogey on the 8th on front nine and then came three bogeys in a row from 11th to 13th. Birdies on 16th and 18th salvaged the card to 72, the same as on the second day. Overall, he is still over par at 2-over and is T-59th. Rory McIlroy (71) is T-41st at even par for three rounds, while World No. 1 Justin Thomas (68) is T-34. Paul Casey (68), still searching for his maiden Major after two decades as a pro and 15 years after joining the PGA Tour, is tied fourth with Koepka (69). The lead changed hands often enough to whet the appetite of all those following the 2020’s first Major, albeit on the TV screens. Koepka kept alive his chances of a third straight Wanamaker Trophy, a feat which was last achieved by Walter Hagen, who won four in a row from 1924 to 1927, when the Major was played as match play. Scheffler, the PGA TOUR rookie, bogeyed his last hole for a 65 and was one shot behind with Cameron Champ (67), who is one of the biggest hitters on the Tour. Other contenders include Jason Day (70) and Justin Rose (70) at T-7 at 6-under and then there was Bryson DeChambeau, who had a 95-foot putt for birdie on 18th in his 65. Apart from Day and Rose, the seven-man group at 6-under and in T-7 are DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Tommy Fleetwood. Woods is, however, way back. He did not find his first birdie till the 16th and he has not been able to find the form and touch that carried him a 15th Major at the Masters last year. Li Haotong (73), the first Chinese player to lead after any round at a major, still had the lead through 12 holes but then his tee shot on 13th got stuck in the trees and he ended with a double. He had further bogeys on 14th and 16th and slipped to 5-under and T-13. IANS Also Watch: CHECK OUT: Likham: The Book Made of Goldlast_img read more

Badgers defeat Buckeyes, 2-0, in regular season finale

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s soccer team wrapped up its 2013 regular season schedule Friday night at the McClimon Complex with a 2-[media-credit name=”Claire Larkins ” align=”alignright” width=”336″][/media-credit]0 victory over Ohio State on senior night. The win extended the Badgers’ home-unbeaten streak to 13 games, good for best in the country.“It’s unbelievable to finish undefeated, untied at home,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said of his team who finished a perfect 9-0-0 at home this season. “Compliments to the seniors, the captains, and the rest of the squad because that’s never an easy thing to do.”The home winning streak is of great importance to the players as it is a sign of how much they have been through and how their hard work has truly begun to pay off.“We’ve been through so much together,” senior co-captain Chris Prince said. “Now we realize how short of time we have left. [Coach] Trask has always had the saying ‘you have to protect your home turf, you have to be perfect at home’ and this is the first year we’ve implemented that.”Coming into Friday night’s game, the Buckeyes (6-6-5, 1-3-2 Big Ten) had allowed just nine goals to their opponents all season and the Badgers (13-3-2, 4-2-0) became just the fourth team to score more than one goal in a game against Ohio State this season.Coming into the match, the focus was on which team’s strength would in out: Ohio State’s conference-best defense, or Wisconsin’s conference-best offense. The Badgers provided the answer to that question rather quickly.The first goal came in the 23rd minute when senior Tomislav Zadro put a diving header in the back of the net off of a Drew Conner cross from inside the box. The goal was Zadro’s fourth of the season and the assist was Conner’s team-leading seventh.In the 72nd minute, senior Nick Janus netted his team-leading ninth goal of the season on a strike from inside the box to give the Badgers the 2-0 advantage. This was the ninth game of the season in which the Badgers scored multiple goals; they had seven such games in 2012 and eight in 2011.Prince pointed to the fact that because the Badgers have spent so much time getting their defense to the level it is currently at, the offense is able to play loose and with relative ease.“It’s so much fun knowing that we can go anywhere on the field and know something good is going to come out of it,” he said.The shutout was the seventh of the season for the stingy Badgers defense and just the fourth time this season that the Buckeyes were shutout in a game that did not end in a 0-0 draw.“The whole season our defense has been strong,” senior co-captain Blake Succa said after the victory. “I expected nothing different tonight and we didn’t disappoint.”For what Trask described as a “typical Big Ten game,” the match was intense from the first to the final whistle. Seven yellow cards (four Ohio State, three Wisconsin) were handed out, tied for the highest number of cautions handed out in any Big Ten match involving the Badgers this season.“It was a very physical game,” Prince said. “That’s what we expect whenever we play them. Tonight we were the better team and found a way to put two goals in. There’s no way to get a better win on senior night.”Succa mentioned that because the Badges were familiar with the physical nature of Ohio State that all they had to do was to make sure that they matched the Buckeyes’ big, strong and physical play and the soccer would take care of itself.Going forward, the Badgers have just a few days before they head to Columbus, Ohio, to battle with the rest of the Big Ten in the annual Big Ten Tournament. Having already assured themselves of a birth in the NCAA Tournament, Columbus serves as a place for Wisconsin to get the best possible seeding it can – one that might even permit them to host a game in the opening round.“We’ve put our mark thus far on the regular season,” Succa said, “Honestly I don’t know what to expect moving forward. We’re just taking it day-by-day with the Big Ten Tournament up next to hopefully improve our seeding for the NCAA Tournament.”No matter what seed they receive, the Badgers are more than confident that they can play with not just the best of the Big Ten, but the best the country has to offer.“Anyone in the country,” Prince said of who his team could beat. “I’m telling you this is the best team, the best group of guys I’ve ever been around in my entire life. We have so much confidence in ourselves, and I’m excited to see where we go from here.”The Badgers — seeded No. 2 in the tournament — will open the Big Ten tournament Nov. 13 against No. 7-seeded Northwestern, with a second-round matchup against either No. 3 Michigan State or No. 6 Ohio State Nov. X should they beat Northwestern for the second time this season.last_img read more

MURDER, LIES AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES – ONE WOMAN’S QUEST FOR HER DONEGAL ROOTS

first_imgAN American woman of Co Donegal descent has told of her long quest to trace her family roots here.Patricia Quinn Meigs has spent 15 years researching her ancestry.And along the way she has faced all sort of stumbling blocks. “We never figured out why my dad didn’t want us to know,” Meigs told the Canon City Daily Record.“We have found skeletons. The skeletons now are history. There was a great uncle that was murdered, and apparently, my grandfather went after his own justice when the courts wouldn’t do it the right way. It was a really bad deal. That was one skeleton. Then, my grandparents were married, but not to each other.”You can read the whole story here:http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/ci_20327046/clues-past And if you can help with more information email us at info@donegaldaily.com and Record reporter Charlotte Burrous on burrousc@canoncitydailyrecord.com. MURDER, LIES AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES – ONE WOMAN’S QUEST FOR HER DONEGAL ROOTS was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LIES AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES – ONE WOMAN’S QUEST FOR HER DONEGAL ROOTSmurderPatricia Quinn Meigslast_img read more