Local sports briefs – July 21

Carson Kallis of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club carded a 2-over 74 Wednesday and trailed leader Scott Stiles of Calgary Bearspaw by nine strokes heading into today’s third round of the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship.

Kallis nine back

STONY PLAIN — Carson Kallis of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club carded a 2-over 74 Wednesday and trailed leader Scott Stiles of Calgary Bearspaw by nine strokes heading into today’s third round of the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship.

Stiles checked in with a 3-under 69 and with a 134 total had a five-stroke lead over Antonio Costa of Canmore, who fired a second-round 70. Jordan Krulicki of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDG&CC) was tied for 14th after 36 holes following a 75 Wednesday, good for a 146 total.

Tom McKinlay of Lacombe was also at 146 after recording a 72, while Tom Skinner of the RDG&CC had a 148 total and was tied for 27th after carding a 78 and Jordie Weich of Innisfail was tied for 34th at 149 after shooting a 73.

Central Alberta golfers missing the 36-hole cut were Kyle Morrison, Jesse Teron and Garrett Scott of the RDG&CC, Tim Hollman of Olds and Kelly McKinlay of Lacombe.


Burgeson wins tournament

CALGARY — Brett Burgeson of the host Country Hills Golf Club shot a final-round 74 Wednesday and won the 2011 Club Car/Titleist-Footjoy PGA of Alberta Championship, earning $6,200 in the process.

Kevin Broderson of Lacombe turned in a 77 and finished with a 36-hole total of 152, eight strokes behind the winner. Broderson pocketed $1,293, as did Shaun Luopa of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, who carded a second-round 77. Scott Anderson of Red Deer River Bend earned $370 with rounds of 82-73.


Tour Snipers Blast back

ESTERO, Fla. — The Red Deer Tour Snipers got goals from Caden Shybunka, Ryan Vandervlis, TJ Brown and Aby Thiessen in a 4-2 North American Roller Hockey Championship quarter-final win over the St. Louis Blast Wednesday.

Netminder Weston Cardwell came up big for the Snipers, making a dazzling last-minute save with the Blast attempting to close the deficit to a single goal.

The Tour Snipers qualified for the quarter-final with an 8-0 win over California Thousand Oaks earlier Wednesday.

Cardwell earned his second shutout of the tournament, while Vandervlis sniped three goals, Brown potted a pair and Shybunka, Easton Leedahl and Dawson Weatherill also connected.

The Red Deer squad will take on the Mission Mafia in a semifinal today. The gold-medal game will follow later in the day.


Jacobson ninth

Austin Jacobson of Wolf Creek Golf Resort carded a 77 and tied for ninth in the boys division of a McLennan Ross Sun Tour event Tuesday at Leduc.

Mike Holland of the host club took top honours with a 68. Logan Hill of Red Deer fired an 84.

Katie Griffiths of Red Deer, riding a three-tournament winning streak, took second in the girls category with an 83, three strokes behind winner Kristen Lee of Edmonton Glendale.


Rampage earn silver

The Red Deer Rampage earned silver at the bantam B lacrosse provincials at Spruce Grove, losing to Fort Saskatchewan in the final. Earlier, the Rampage posted wins over the Edmonton Blues, Sherwood Park Titans and Leduc Crush.


Braves hammer Cardinals

Drew Hamilton drove in three runs and scored a pair as the Red Deer Carstar Braves bombed the first-place Edmonton Cardinals 11-1 in midget AAA baseball action Wednesday at Great Chief Park.

Corbyn Shields was the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits over five innings. Brady Porter had three hits and scored twice, Taze Steeves contributed a double and sacrifice and knocked in three runs, Wyle Cunningham chipped in with two hits and Reign Letkeman drove in a run.