|Sports Briefs: 05-18-13|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Saturday, 18 May 2013 01:21|
qualifies for U.S. Open
Bowling Green native Caroline Powers has qualified to play in the U.S. Open women’s golf tournament.
The Michigan State senior qualified for the Open by winning a sectional qualifying tournament at Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton, Ill.
Powers, the Big Ten golfer of the year, had a total of 1-under-par 143 on rounds of 71 and 72 to win by two strokes.
The Open is June 27-30 at the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
“I don’t think it’s really set in yet,” Powers said. “It’s really exciting. It’s kind of surreal it’s happening right off the bat (out of college). It’s a perfect way to start off the pro career, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Powers is ranked No. 30 in the nation by Golfweek and had the highest Golfweek/Sagarin rating in Big Ten competition with a 72.11.
MSU will compete in the NCAA tournament next week.
BGSU baseball falls in extra innings
Bowling Green State University’s baseball team dropped a 4-3 decision to the University at Buffalo in 10 innings on Friday afternoon at Steller Field.
The Falcons, 19-28 overall and 12-14 in the Mid-American Conference, tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Nick Glanzman.
Buffalo led off the tenth inning with a double and after a sacrifice bunt gave the Bulls a runner on third with one out, their ninth batter in the lineup delivered the eventual game-winning sacrifice fly.
BGSU can clinch a spot in the MAC tournament with a win over UB today at Steller Field at 1 p.m. It is the final game of the 2013 regular season.
Pleger named MAC scholar-athlete of the week
Bowling Green State University hammer thrower Brooke Pleger was named the Mid-American Conference female scholar-athlete of the week after she set a MAC meet record with a throw of 216-3.
Pleger has a 3.837 grade-point average.
BG’s Beatty, Carpenter
receive academic award
Bowling Green State University hockey player Ryan Carpenter and swimmer Jen Beatty were named to the 2013 academic all-district at-large team for the second consecutive year.
Carpenter and Beatty are now eligible for the Academic All-America Team as their names will be placed on the national ballot.
Carpenter, who has a 3.955 grade-point average in accounting, led the Falcons in scoring with 33 points, including a team-best 18 goals.
Beatty, an Academic All-Mid-American Conference pick for the third straight time this season, recorded several BGSU top 10 times at the 2013 MAC championships including a career-best 1:51.35 in the 200 freestyle prelims.
BG’s Parker was safe
Bowling Green’s Kelsey Parker was safe at home with the eventual game-winning run Thursday in the Division I sectional final against Perrysburg.
An incorrect player was identified in the photo which was published in Friday’s Sentinel-Tribune.
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