RACER MEN 10TH IN HOPKINSVILLE
The Murray State men's golf team had a full day of competition Monday at the Austin Peay Intercollegiate where Duncan McCormick leads the way with a spot in 10th place in Hopkinsville, Kentucky., at the Links At Novadel. McCormick carded scores of 71-69=140 and had a spot in 10th place in the field of 74 competitors to lead MSU. Jordan Smith had rounds of 71-70=141 and was in 13th place, while Matthew Zakutney was in 44th place after shooting 75-74=149. Jared Gosser had scores of 74-77=151 and was in 54th place, while Preston French was in 62nd place after scores of 80-76=156. The Racers carded scores of 291-289=580 and stood in seventh place after the first 36 holes of the 54-hole event. MSU trailed sixth place Southern Illinois at 578. Host Austin Peay was the leader at 558, with UT Martin (562), Eastern Kentucky (567), Belmont (570) & Tennessee Tech (577) rounded out the top-5.
RACER WOMEN 11TH AT MISS STATE
The Murray State women's golf team played round one of the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational Monday in Starkville, Miss. The Racers had a spot in 11th place after the first round with a 309. Murray State was ahead of 12th place Mercer (311) and 13th place Cincinnati (318). Southern Mississippi had 10th place at 304, while South Alabama was in ninth at 303. Abbi Stamper and Jacklyn Van Meter led the Racers in round one each with a 4-over-par 76 and a spot in 32nd place. Sydney Trimble had a spot in 32nd place with a 77, while Sophie Hillier was in 55th place after an 80. Moa Folke fired an 81 and was in 61st place. Host Mississippi State had the lead with a 285, ahead of South Florida (290), Samford (291), FIU (294) and Houston (296). The event is a three-day 54-hole affair that ends Wednesday and is hosted by Mississippi State University at Old Waverly Golf Club. Round two is set for Tuesday at Old Waverly with the Racers starting at 9:25 a.m. as they are paired with Southern Miss and Mercer.
RACER VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS AWARDS
Murray State swept this week's Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball honors. Scottie Ingram is the Offensive Player of the Week. Ingram recorded a double-double against Belmont with 22 kills to go along with 10 digs. Her 22 kills tied for fourth on the school's single-match list. Ellie Lorenz is the Defensive Player of the Week. Lorenz recorded double-digits in digs in both matches last week. Sam Bedard is the Setter of the Week after she dished out 72 assists while hitting a team-best .400 last week.
NEWCOMB MAKES MCGLADREY CUT
Former Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb fired a 6-under-par 66 Monday and survived a five-way playoff to qualify for his first PGA Tour event this week at The McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia. The McGladrey Classic has a $5.6 million purse, a fact not lost on the native of Benton, who is competing this year as a professional for the first time. Newcomb had a successful first summer as a pro on the Hopkins Tour which is primarily played in Georgia. He finished with a 70.9 scoring average and was 29th on the Hopkins Tour money list. The Golf Channel will have live coverage Thursday beginning at 1 pm and Friday at 11 am.
GRAVES BOYS TO PLAY AT WINGO
The Graves County High School boys’ basketball team will celebrate a special part of its county history when it hosts the Hickman County Falcons on December 15, at the Wingo Elementary School gym. It also is the former Wingo High School gym. It will mark the first time a varsity contest has been played at that venue since 1986. This is the 30th anniversary year of the consolidated Graves County High School, and the Eagles will honor the players and coaching staff from the Wingo High School boys’ basketball team from 1984-85 during halftime of the varsity competition. That team won the then-prestigious Paducah Tilghman Christmas Tournament, the final Third District Basketball Tournament before consolidation, finished as a regional semi-finalist, and was considered one of the most successful teams in Wingo High School history. .
NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The Steelers rallied for 24 points in less than three minutes late in the first half and held on for a 30-23 win over the Texans on "Monday Night Football" from Heinz Field. Pittsburgh improved to 4-and-3 with the win. Houston has lost three straight to fall to 3-and-4.
The Kansas City Royals host the San Francisco Giants tonight in Game One of the World Series from Kauffman Stadium. James Shields takes the ball for KC while the Giants counter with left-hander Madison Bumgarner. The best-of-seven series starts at 7:07 p.m. Central.
The New York Jets are welcoming wide receiver Percy Harvin. The 26-year-old says he was frustrated by his role with the Seattle Seahawks and welcomes a fresh start with the 1-and-6 Jets. Harvin was traded late last week from the Super Bowl champs for a conditional draft pick.
The San Francisco 49ers could get outside linebacker Aldon Smith back sooner than expected. ESPN reports Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced due to good behavior. He could be eligible to return after San Francisco's bye this week, rather than after its Week 10 game.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is making progress less than three months after suffering a compound fracture in his right leg. George was seen Monday shooting jumpers in a gym after practice. He was cleared to put weight on the leg and do upper-body work in late September.
Tiger Woods is still shooting for a December return to competitive golf. His agent tells ESPN that Woods is listening to doctors, hitting balls and doing as much as he feels good with. Woods had back surgery on March 31st played in four tournaments before more back issues shut him down.
Dallas Mavericks 108, Memphis Grizzlies 103
Cleveland Cavaliers 107, Chicago Bulls 98
New Orleans Pelicans 88, Washington Wizards 84
Milwaukee Bucks 120, New York Knicks 107
Brooklyn Nets 99, Philadelphia 76ers 88
Atlanta Hawks 117, Charlotte Hornets 114 (OT)
San Antonio Spurs 106, Sacramento Kings 99
Edmonton Oilers 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
>>TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
8:07 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals
(Game One of best-of-seven World Series)
8:00 p.m. - Houston Rockets at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. - Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. - Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:00 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (at Boulder, CO)
10:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns (at Anaheim, CA)
10:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
7:00 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Boston Bruins
7:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders
7:30 p.m. - Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens 8:00 p.m. - Arizona Coyotes at Nashville Predators
8:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Winnipeg Jets
8:30 p.m. - Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks
8:30 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars
9:00 p.m. - Florida Panthers at Colorado Avalanche
9:00 p.m. - Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames