Local Sports Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Simpson posts low rounds in disc golf tourneys

John Simpson posted three consecutive rounds under par on the Dimond Park disc golf course during the first two Juneau Disc Golf Association tournaments this summer.

Simpson - the only competitor to enter the "pro" division - had a 53 on the par-54 course at the first tournament, held July 13. At the second tournament, held Aug. 3, Simpson had rounds of 53 and 49.

Other first-tourney finishers were:

• Men's advanced amateur (two rounds): 1. J.D. Brown, 57-63 - 120; 2. Mark Wendling, 65-74 - 139.

• Men's amateur (one round): 1. (tie) Todd Billinghurst and Doug Deakins, 62; 3. (tie) Dave Harju and Jason Tilley, 65; 5. Rob Sanford, 69; 6. Courtney Webster, 71; 7. (tie) Mike Conrad and Ray Rice, 73; 9. Karsun Newport, 77.

• Women's amateur (one round): 1. Colleen Tilley, 73; 2. (tie) Gail Johnson and Suzanne Sakewitz, 79; 4. Myria Newport, 98; 5. Dora Newport, 109; 6. Lorraine Stickel, 130.

• Junior amateur (one round, nine holes): 1. Elizabeth Stickel, 33; 3. Krysta Tilley, 56.

Other second-tourney finishers were:

• Men's advanced amateur (two rounds): 1. J.D. Brown, 57-64 - 121; 2. Mark Wendling, 61-64 - 125; 3. Steve Thornton, 65-64 - 129.

• Men's intermediate amateur (one round): 1. Dave Harju, 66; 2. Todd Billinghurst, 68; 3. Joe Sorenson, 69; 4. Russell Sandstrom, 74.

• Men's amateur (one round): 1. Allen Phillips, 65; 2. Mike Conrad, 66; 3. Jay Johnson, 70.

The JDGA will be holding its third tournament of the summer on Sunday. For more information, see Sports in Juneau on this page.

McConnochie finishes second in Tour of Anchorage

John McConnochie of Juneau won the men's age 45-54 expert division and finished second overall during last weekend's Tour of Anchorage stage race sponsored by the Arctic Bicyle Club.

McConnochie, 49, who had a five-stage time of 5 hours, 26 minutes, 52 seconds, finished behind Tim Lamb of Anchorage, who won his record eighth overall title. Lamb, 47, had a total time of 5:23:48.



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