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).