Local sports briefs – August 26

Braydon Thorogood of Sundre carded a 79 and finished fourth in the boys’ 14 and under division of the final 2009 regular-season McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour event on Tuesday at McKenzie Meadows.

Thorogood finishes fourth

CALGARY — Braydon Thorogood of Sundre carded a 79 and finished fourth in the boys’ 14 and under division of the final 2009 regular-season McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour event on Tuesday at McKenzie Meadows.

Meanwhile, Cara Vanderham of Innisfail tied for sixth spot in the girls’ category with an 81. Vanderham is one of 22 Central Alberta golfers who have qualified for the tour championship tournament on Monday at Wolf Creek.

Kuehn seven behind

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe turned in a 5-over 77 in the opening round of the Canadian senior women’s golf championship on Tuesday and was seven shots behind leader Jackie Little heading into today’s second round of the 54-hole event.

Kuehn toured the front nine in 39 strokes and was 38 on the back. She finished the day tied for ninth place.

Little, a Port Alberni, B.C., resident who won the Alberta senior women’s title last month at Innisfail, shot a 2-under 70 and led second-place Kathy Powers of Hammonds Plain, N.S., by three strokes after 18 holes. Cheryl Van Dornick of Camrose carded an opening-round 78.

Fall classic starts tonight

The Doug Bradford Memorial Fall Classic senior men’s baseball tournament starts tonight with Red Deer North Star Sports meeting the Sylvan Lake Relics at 6:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park 1.

The five-day tournament also features Lacombe Stone & Granite and Red Deer squads Cheers Pub, Printing Place and Del Rohn. Rounding out the 12-team field are six visiting clubs — Spruce Grove, the Wandering River Rangers, Cadogan Nighthawks, Provost Buds, Regina Drifters and Saskatoon Sportsmen.

Two games will be played Thursday, with five games slated for Friday and 12 for Saturday. On Sunday, playoff games will go at 9 and 11 a.m and 1 p.m., with the championship final in each of the 25-30 and over and 26-45 and over categories at 4 p.m. All games will be played at the two Great Chief Park diamonds.

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