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Samantha Kassman qualifies for taekwondo finals

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first_imgShe defeated Fiji’s Venice Elizabeth in a strong fight today at the BSP Arena.Samantha won the first round 5-3 but Venice bounced back in the second round to level 9-9.With the home crowd on her side, Samantha beefed up attack, demonstrating strong kicks against her opponent to win the final round 18-11 and take out the challenge.Kassman is one of three PNG female fighters who have qualified for the finals.Noelyn Hetana in the -67kg and Rahab Loi in the 49kg category have also qualified. Kassman will take on Nicole Men of Australia in the final fight this afternoon.last_img

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Men’s Golf Wraps Up Play At Gene Miranda Invitational

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first_img COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Drake University senior Tommi Avant (Phoenix, Ariz.) fired a 1-under par 71 (35-36) to lead the Drake University men’s golf team on the final day of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational Sunday, Sept. 9, afternoon.As a team, the Bulldogs shot a 16-over par 304 on the final day to finish the three-day tournament in 16th place with a combined score of 904 (303-297-304). Colorado won the event by shooting 9-under par over three days for a combined scored of 855 (285-283-287).”We got off to a great start this morning getting to 4-under within the first few holes,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “Unfortunately we couldn’t keep it going and ran into trouble toward the end of our first nine making a few doubles and a triple.”Avant’s Sunday round included back-to-back birdies on hole Nos. 4-5 as well as a birdie on No. 13, offset by two bogies on the day.”Tommi played great today after a rough day yesterday,” Lewis added. “I was proud of how he bounced back.”A day after shooting even par to lead the Bulldogs Saturday, Chase Wicklund (Scottsdale, Ariz.) carded a 75 (39-36) Sunday. Kyle MacDonald (Burlington, Ontario) followed with a 78 (38-40) while Lucas Scherf (Grinnell, Iowa) and Shayne Patel (Edmond, Okla.) each carded an 80 to close competition.Wicklund was the Bulldogs’ top scorer over the three days with a 222 (75-72-75) to tie for 46th place. Avant’s low round on Sunday moved him into a tie for 63rd with a 225 (76-78-71).The Bulldogs return to action Sept. 24-25 at the SIU Derek Dolenc Invitational in Madison, Ill. Print Friendly Version Story Linkscenter_img Gene Miranda Invitational Final Results last_img read more

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