Local sports briefs – July 16

Red Deer’s Adrienne White moved well up the ladder during the second and final day at the CN Canadian Women’s Golf Tour stop Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough opening round.

One more chance for White to qualify

MIRABEL, Que. — Red Deer’s Adrienne White moved well up the ladder during the second and final day at the CN Canadian Women’s Golf Tour stop Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough opening round.

White shot an even-par 72 Wednesday, which tied for the fourth best round on the day, but an opening round 79 left her in a tie for 14th overall at 151.

Ashli Bunch of Morristown, Ten., won her second straight tour event with a 143 total, following a 73 Wednesday. She finished one stroke up on amateur Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., who had rounds of 74-70. Nicole Forshner of Sundre, who now plays out of Banff, shot a 75 Wednesday and tied for 26th with a 153 total.

White. who won $2,150 in three CN events, came up short in her bid to qualify for the LPGA Canadian Open, but will get one more chance in the qualifying round, Aug. 31 at the Calgary Elks Club. The winner of each of the three CN Tour stops, along with the next four finishers on the Order of Merit, qualified for the Canadian Open, which goes Sept. 3-6 at Priddis Greens.

Hunter wins Carstairs

CARSTAIRS — Randy Hunter of the host club proved hard to beat as the McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour made a stop in Carstairs Tuesday.

Hunter shot a three-under par 69 to win both the overall and the 17-19 year-old division.

Dylan Webster of Sundre was ninth overall and fourth in the 17-19 year-old class with a 76 while Nolan West of Rocky Mountain House shot a 78 and was sixth in the 17-19 year-old division.

Cole Niawchuk of Rocky tied for fifth in the 15-16 year-old division with an 80, seven strokes back of Cole Robertson of Carstairs. Theoren Olver of Three Hills shot an 80 and was second in the 14-and-under division, eight strokes behind Jack Wood of Banff. Brett Pasula of Red Deer was third with an 84.

Michio Buszowski of Canmore won the junior girls title with a 102 with Katie Griffiths of Red Deer second at 110.

Off and rolling

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Red Deer teams are off to a good start in the bantam and midget divisions of the North American Roller Hockey championships.

The Red Deer Quinn Pump Snipers, beat the Buffalo, N.Y., Wings 5-4 and the Little Caesars from Michigan 9-2 in midget play Wednesday.

On the bantam side, the Red Deer Canyon Cougars downed the Valken Patriots from Michigan 6-3 and the London, Ont., Fury 7-3 Tuesday and the Hooter Force from Ontario 5-2 and the Tour Roadrunners from New York 8-1 Wednesday.

Kallis still in third at Alberta Juniors

GRANDE PRAIRIE — Carson Kallis of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) remains in third place following the second day of the 72-hole Alberta junior boys’ golf championship at The Dunes Golf and Winter Club Wednesday.

Kallis shot a three-over par 74 and is in a three-way tie for third at 144.

Scott Lowe of Calgary had a four-under 67 Wednesday and grabbed the lead at 138, three strokes ahead of Dillon Batsel of Medicine Hat, who shot 72.

Zak Griffiths of Red Deer moved into a tie for 12th at 147 following a 72 while Jesse Teron of the RDGCC sits in a tie for 17th after his second straight 74.

Mitch Bach of Sundre came in at 75 and is tied for 31st at 152 along with John Miller of the RDGCC (76-76).

Ryan Moore of Ponoka had a 76 and is in a tie for 41st at 153 while Jason Thiels of Olds shot a 78 and is tied for 43rd at 154.

Clinton McAllister of Stettler is tied for 60th at 157 after shooting an 81 while John Sinclair of Red Deer (81-77) and Spencer Dorowicz of Olds (70-78) are tied for 69th at 158.

Eric de Wit of Red Deer and James Uruslak of Ponoka both missed the cut of 164.

The championship runs today and Friday.

• CALGARY — Cara Vanderham of Innisfail shot an 84 Wednesday during the second round of the 72-hole junior girls’ championship at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club to sit in 14th place with a 169 total.

The 16-year-old Vanderham is 23 strokes behind leader Kelly Amundrud of Calgary, who shot a 71 Wednesday.

Amundrud has a five-stroke lead on Jennifer Ha (77-74) of Calgary,

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