Sports briefs – July 15

Carson Kallis of Red deer sits in third place following the opening round of the 54-hole Frank Lindsay Alberta Junior Boys’ Golf Championship Wednesday.

Carson Kallis in third at junior boys provincials

SUNDRE — Carson Kallis of Red deer sits in third place following the opening round of the 54-hole Frank Lindsay Alberta Junior Boys’ Golf Championship Wednesday.

Kallis carded a three-under par 69, two strokes back of Scott Lowe of Calgary Pinebrook. Sang Gyun Lee of Calgary Country Hills is second with a 68.

Jesse Teron of Red Deer is tied for 20th following a four-over 76 while Spencer Dorowicz of Olds and James Ursulak of Ponoka are tied for 35th at 78.

A trio of Red Deer competitors — Matt Codd, John Sinclair and John Miller — along with Dylan Webster of Sundre shot 80 and are tied for 57th.

Brett Pasula of Red Deer shot an 82 and is tied for 77th while Clinton McAllister of Stettler had an 85 and is tied for 102nd.

Brodie Kilpatrick of Olds came in with a 91 and is tied for 134th.

Griffiths 13 back at world juniors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Zak Griffiths of Red Deer is tied for 41st at the halfway point of the 15-17 year-old boys’ division of the 72-hole Callaway Junior World Golf Championship at Torrey Pines South Course.

Griffiths, who shot an opening round two-over par 74, came in with a 77 Wednesday and sits 13 strokes back of leader Jorge Fernandez Valdes of Argentina.

Ren Takeuchi of Japan is second with a 141 total.

Cricket Club finishes with a win

EDMONTON — The Red Deer Cricket Club ended it’s inaugural season on a high with its second straight win and a 2-4 record on Sunday, this time beating the Cosmopolitan Cricket Club of Edmonton 115-87.

Leading the way for the RDCC was Richard Asghar with 45 runs — falling just shy of his fourth consecutive half century — while Fahad Saeed chipped in with 13 and Sony Samuel reached double digits for the first time with 10.

RDCC was also strong in the field running out three Cosmopolitan batters. Asif Amir was their top bowler, picking up three wickets and giving up only 14 runs in three overs, while Saeed got two wickets for 16 runs in three overs. Aziz Rehman bowled one wicket for 14 runs in four overs and Atif Khan got one wicket for 19 runs in four overs.

Boston Pizza eliminates Rangers in Men’s Ball Hockey

Boston Pizza downed the Rangers 9-2 Tuesday to win their best-of-three Red Deer Men’s Ball Hockey League semifinal 2-1 and advance to the final against Branley’s.

Kurtis Ross led the winners with three goals and an assist while Cody Fiske and Darcy Wilson had two goals each and Adam Carter and Eric Lodge one apiece. Colby Albert had five assists.

Kayne Gellert and Jason Hollman replied for the Rangers.

The best-of-three final begins Thursday at 7 p.m. at Kin City A.

Paulinho climbes to stage 10 win

GAP, France — Sergio Paulinho of Portugal gave Team RadioShack its first success of the Tour de France by winning Wednesday’s 10th stage in a two-man sprint among breakaway riders as the race left the Alps.

Andy Schleck of Luxembourg retained the yellow jersey. He finished in the main pack more than 14 minutes back, alongside his biggest rivals for the title when the race ends July 25 in Paris.

It was 25-year-old Schleck’s first day in yellow, and he said he noticed greater fan support on the side of the roads of southeastern France during his ride in the coveted shirt.

Paulinho edged out Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus over the sun-baked 179-kilometre trek from Chambery to Gap featuring a single Category 1 climb — the Laffrey pass.

Ryder Hesjedal remains 12th overall after placing 52nd in the peleton. Fellow Canadian Michael Barry finished 51st and stands 94th overall.

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