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Women’s Golf In 5th After First Day Of Diane Thomason Invitational

first_img Diane Thomason Invitational – Day 1 – Results IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team sits in fifth place after the first two rounds of the Diane Thomason Invitational Saturday, Sept. 29, at Iowa City’s Finkbine Golf Course.The Bulldogs carded team rounds of 315-316 – 631 in cold, rainy and windy conditions Saturday afternoon. Iowa leads the event on its home course after shooting 299-299 – 598.”The ladies really battled today in tough conditions,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “It was a typical golf day in that some shots went our way and we let some get away. As a team, we had too many 3-putts and we know we can make up several shots there. I was really proud of the way they kept a good attitude in poor weather conditions.”Haeri Lee (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) and Erica Olberding (Des Moines, Iowa) paced the Bulldogs as both shot a combined 157 on the day. Lee carded a 76-81 – 157 while Olberding’s rounds were opposite at 81-76 – 157. The pair finished the day tied for 14th overall on the individual leaderboard.Sam Paulak (Kansas City, Mo.) shot a consistent 79-80 – 159 with a team-high five birdies on the day to sit in a tie for 21st place. Sigurlaug Run Jonsdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) and Grace Dunn (Brookfield, Wis.) both shot 162 to tie for 32nd place in after the first two rounds. Jonsdottir recorded rounds of 79-83 while Dunn fired rounds of 83-79.Heading into Sunday’s final round, the Bulldogs are just three shots behind fourth-place UNI and eight shots behind SIU and North Dakota State, who are tied for second.The final round of the Diane Thomason Invitational is set to get underway at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at Finkbine Golf Course. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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South Sudan deserved the win: Julius Poloto

first_img Tags: 2019 U23 AFCON QualifiersJulius polototopuganda kobs Poloto (left) was also Captain of the Hippos (file photo)KAMPALA – After Uganda Kob’s shock exit from the 2019 U23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers at the hands of South Sudan, KCCA FC midfielder Julius Poloto has come out and conceded that they (Kobs) were not good enough in the return leg.The Kobs went into the second leg leading 1-0 but lost 2-0 in Juba on Monday to bow out 2-1 on aggregate.Poloto, through his Facebook page expressed his sadness and apologized for his side’s poor display in Juba.“What a frustrating, sleepless night in Juba, read Poloto’s post on Facebook.“Blame us, shout at us, criticize us but i am also very disappointed about today’s game.“We wanted to achieve a positive result but were not good enough in the 90 minutes and our opponents deserved the win.“Usually i am too angry to post on Social Media after such frustrating days like today but i don’t want this match to go uncommented.“Nevertheless, Ugandans we are sorry especially for the fans who turned up at Juba stadium to see us fighting but we will try everything to bounce back stronger in the next engagement and bounce back from the disappointment we are feeling at the moment.The Kobs became the second National football side to be eliminated in the qualifying rounds of their respective AFCON qualifiers after the Hippos who lost to Cameroon earlier this year.Like several others, Poloto was also part of the Hippos side that lost on penalties to the West Africans in May after drawing 1-1 in 180 minutes.With the Kobs and Hippos failing in their respective bids to reach the finals’ tournaments, a lot of questions have already been raised about how players are groomed in the under age group.Comments last_img read more

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