Griffin ties for 52nd at State Am

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By Josh Cook

Shelbyville’s Josh Griffin tied for 52nd-place in the 2013 Kentucky Amateur Golf Championship, which ended Thursday in Bowling Green.

Griffin shot a final-round 6-over-par 78 at the Bowling Green Country Club after making the cut following the first two rounds. Fellow Shelbyville resident Tayler Adams narrowly missed the cut.

Griffin, a 2011 graduate of Collins High School, followed up his 2-over-par 74 first round with second-round 75 Wednesday for a 2-day total of 5-over 149 to make the cut into Thursday’s final round. He entered the third round tied for 44th.  

Meanwhile Adams, a 2012 graduate of Collins, missed the cut by two shots. Adams followed up his first-round 78 with a second round 76 to finish at 10-over-par 154.

Manchester’s Tyler McDaniel, a junior-to-be at Clay County High School, won the tournament with a 13-under 203.


CYCLING: Kuiper wins time trial

Louisville’s Scott Kuiper won the Shelby County Time Trial No. 3, one of five cycling time trials being held in Shelby County this spring and summer, Wednesday night near East Middle School. Kuiper, 52, covered the 20-kilometer course in 28 minutes and 41 seconds, averaging 25.9 miles per hour. Louisville’s Curtis Tolson was second in 28:44.3.

Shelbyville’s Tucker Creger was the top local, finishing fourth in 30:57.2. Shelbyville’s Shera Clark, the only woman in the event, finished 11th in the 14-person field in 34:58.7.

The next time trial, also a 20K, will be 6:30 p.m. July 17 at East Middle.


SOCCER: Rovers extinguish Fire, 3-2

The River City Rovers, the Premier Development League men’s soccer team that is playing its home matches in Shelbyville this summer, beat the host Chicago Fire, 3-2, Wednesday afternoon in the Windy City.

The Rovers (4-4-1) took a 1-0 lead when Lepe Seetane dashed up the middle, then passed to Humberto Bertran for the first goal.

The Fire (2-6-0) tied it up just before halftime.

River City took the lead back in the 58th minute when Dylan Terry converted a free kick from 22 yards out to beat the Chicago keeper low to the far post.

The Rovers pushed their lead to 3-1 when Lwandiso “Ace” Gonya made a run up the middle and dropped the ball off to Kyle Sparks for a goal in the 70th minute.

Chicago pulled to 3-2 in the 82nd minute before the Rovers held on.

Taylor Hafling earned the victory in goal, and 16-year-old Amar Sejdic, in his PDL debut, played all 90 minutes for the Rovers at center-mid.

The Rovers, who are in third place in the Great Lakes Division, will host the division-leading Michigan Bucks (6-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.