Local sports briefs – August 28

Nick and Jack Marchuk of the Red Deer Cheney Karate Studio each snared a pair of gold medals at the recent World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes world championship in Ocean City, MD.

Double gold for karate duo

Nick and Jack Marchuk of the Red Deer Cheney Karate Studio each snared a pair of gold medals at the recent World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes world championship in Ocean City, MD.

Nick Marchuk was victorious in the 13-14 red to brown belt weapons forms and musical weapons forms and was named world forms grand champion in the 10 to 14 years division. He also earned a silver medal in forms and a bronze in sparring.

Jack Marchuk, in the six-seven years beginner division, claimed gold in sparring and forms and picked up a silver medal in team sparring.

Caine earns modern pentathlon silver

Modern pentathlete Russ Caine of Red Deer snared a silver medal in the recent Summer Nationals at Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Caine was one of five males on the Alberta pentathlon team.

Brown ties for fifth at mid-handicap

LACOMBE — Ben Brown of Red Deer, who plays out of Innisfail, tied for fifth as the 36-hole Alberta men’s mid-handicap golf championship concluded on Thursday.

Brown, the first-round leader with a 77, slipped to an 87 on Thursday and with a two-day total of 164 finished five strokes behind winner Dean Meppem of Okotoks (85-74—159).

Jim Megley of Edmonton finished second at 160 (79-81).

Jim Burge of Lacombe managed a 36-hole score of 166 (94-72) to tie for eighth place.

Other Central Alberta results:

Roger Schell, Ponoka, 87-84—171, tied for 20th; Ron Jeffrey, Lacombe, 90-84-—174, tied for 25th; Ben Bell, Red Deer (plays at Lacombe), 91-84—175, 27th; Scott Forbes, Red Deer, 89-89—178, tied for 32nd; Harry E. Moe, Lacombe, 83-98—181, tied for 37th.

Little takes Sr. Women’s title

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Defending champion and wire-to-wire leader Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., slipped to an 8-over 80 on Thursday but captured the Canadian senior women’s golf championship with a four-stoke cushion over Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna.

Little, who captured the Alberta senior women’s title last month at Innisfail, turned in a 54-hole score of 4-over 220 which included earlier rounds of 70-70. Palahniuk came in at 224 (75-76-73).

Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe finished 18th at 27-over 243 after shooting a final-round 76. Her earlier scores were 77-90.

Cheryl Van Dornick of Camrose tied for eighth with a 234 total (78-75-81).

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