Barbaree shoots 62 at LGA Junior Am
ALEXANDRIA — Shreveport’s Philip Barbaree shot a 10-under-par 62 to dominate the field during the first round of the LGA Junior Amateur Championship.
Barbaree holds a five-stroke lead over Baton Rouge’s Triston Elston, who shot a 5-under 67 during the 18-hole round played at Links on the Bayou. Defending champion Price Butcher of New Orleans is third with a 4-under 68. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Barbaree’s bogey-free round included eight birdies and an eagle. He was 4-under on the par fives, and he hit 17 greens in regulation. He shot 31 on both the front and back nine.
The 62 shot by Barbaree set a record for the lowest round in LGA Junior Amateur Championship history. The low 54-hole total for the event, which has been held since 1958, is 12-under 204 shot by Chuck Spears (2011) and Sam Burns (2012).
Jack Tolson of Opelousas (69), Drew Gonzales of Lafayette (69), Trey Winstead of Baton Rouge (69), Grant Glorioso of Metairie (69), are tied for fourth. Matt Ramsey of Mansfield (70), Micah Goulas of New Iberia (71), Eric Brown of Lake Charles (71). Stewart Perilloux of Zachary (71), and Parker Johnson of Baton Rouge (71) were other competitors to shoot under par.
UL-Monroe punter on Guy Award watch list
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta Sports Council released the Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List on Wednesday, and Louisiana-Monroe senior Justin Manton was one of 25 players on the watch list.
Last season, the former St. Amant player earned first team All-Sun Belt and All-Louisiana honors as a punter. He led the conference and was fourth nationally with a 45.8 yard average.
NW State coaches doing Victory Tour
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas, many of his staff and other Demons coaches will preview upcoming seasons and greet supporters during the upcoming 2014 NSU Victory Tour, which will include nine stops.
The tour runs from July 21-Aug. 7. It will be coming to Baton Rouge on July 23 and to Lafayette on July 24.
The Baton Rouge stop will be at 6 p.m. at the Superior Grill on 5435 Government St.
The Lafayette stop will be hosted by Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar at 6 p.m. at 2336 Kaliste Saloom.
Dodgers found partly liable in fan beating
LOS ANGELES — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury. The total means the Dodgers were ordered to pay $15 million, according to a plaintiff’s attorney.
The jury found Wednesday that Bryan Stow suffered damages for economic losses and pain and suffering totaling about $18 million but divided responsibility for his injuries among the Dodgers and the two men who beat him.
Plaintiff’s attorney Tom Girardi said the verdict means the Dodgers must pay about $14 million in economic losses and a quarter of the pain and suffering sum, adding about $1 million more.
Top-seeded Isner overpowers foe
John Isner overpowered fellow American Austin Krajicek for a 6-3, 6-3 victory Wednesday, advancing to the quarterfinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the fourth straight year.
Isner is seeking his third title in four years at Newport. He captured the 2011 and 2012 tournaments.
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before Lleyton Hewitt snapped his 13-match winning streak in last year’s semifinals.
Isner didn’t double fault at all during the match and won 24 of his 28 first-serve points, reaching 140 mph on an ace late in the match. The 29-year old Isner is the highest ranked player in the field, entering the week at No. 12.
Leading 4-3 in the second set, Isner hit a 140 mph ace to go up 40-30 in the eighth game.
“I hit the one 140 and heard the crowd ‘oohing and ahhing,’ so I looked,” he said after raising his career record on Newport’s grass courts to 15-3. “I went after the next one and I think the gun was a little off.”
On the next serve, Isner hit a slicing one clocked at 119 mph — that Krajicek returned wide.