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Sporting KC routs Toronto

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. (AP) — Kei Kamara and Omar Bravo scored two goals each as Sporting Kansas City beat Toronto FC, 4-2, Saturday night to extend its unbeaten streak to 12 matches. Kansas City (6-6-8), which broke a string of three straight ties and improved to 5-0-7 during its streak, scored three goals during a nine-minute John Young/Journal-World Photo stretch in the first half. Kamara scored his first goal TOM RAINBOLT HITS OUT OF THICK WEEDS on the first hole of the Lawrence Amateur Golf on a half-volley in the 28th Association city tournament Saturday at Eagle Bend Golf Course minute and made it 2-0 in the 34th on a header off a cross from Roger Espinoza. Three minutes after that, Bravo took a pass from Brazilian midfielder Jeferson, dribbled past keeper Stefan Frei and scored into the open net. It was the quickest threeBy John Cohen goal scoring burst in Major Journal-World Sports Writer League Soccer this season, besting D.C. United’s three When the city’s best goals in 10 minutes over a twogolfers approach the first tee game span in April against at Lawrence Country Club Los Angeles and Toronto. today, they will see what I Before Kamara’s first goal, saw for the first time TuesSporting had gone 297 minday, a course with as many utes in MLS play without a challenges as opportunities. lead. I played LCC with the intent of noting the key features of the course, which will crown the city champion: No. 1: This short par-4 offers a chance to make birdie, while the dense trees CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B right and tall grasses left bring high numbers into play field is confident.” Moustakas from the outset. But as with said. “We knew we were many holes at LCC, the real going into that dugout still battle begins on the greens, tied. We knew we were going which ought to be rolling at to have a chance to win that the devilishly quick pace of game in the bottom of the 10th 11 on the stimpmeter. because we had Jack out No. 3: The first of two parthere. He does what he does. 5s, this hole will be reachable He’s arguably one of the best in two for many players in closers in the game. He shut it the top flights. However, the down. He held us there and second shot must negotiate Hosmer ended up with a big the water in front to reach hit and we’re celebrating the putting surface. right now.” No. 4: An absolute monJohnson struck out on three ster of a hole that kicks off a pitches to end the Rays 10th stretch of three straight parand strand three runners. 4s. Even a well-struck tee “All three (pitches) looked Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo ball will leave a long iron like hard four-seamers with a FORMER LAWRENCE HIGH GOLFER JON COHEN, a member into this elevated green. little baby cut to them,” Johnof the golf team at Grinnell College, plays the Lawrence No. 7: I stepped to this tee son said. “Soria looks like he’s Country Club for the first time Tuesday. box and grinned. A marthrowing a lot harder than he really is. You look up on the scoreboard and see 92 and you think it was harder than his dad could take a college sitting back and looking at that. He made three really job after J-Mychal’s senior everything we're looking forgood pitches to me. I’ve got to season and try to talk his son ward to this 2011-2012 year be ready to hit on those. They into joining him. It’s been with the team we have coming were way too close to take. 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hole-in-one, so that’s pretty cool,” Schmidt said. In the senior championship flight, Van Reichert shot 70 to lead the seven-man field. Reichert followed up an evenpar front nine with a 2-under 34 on the back. Jamie Stansell sits two shots behind, and David Davison is three off the lead. Rose Schuh’s 83 was enough to lead the three-person women’s field. The group ● Results, tee times on went off just eight minutes page 3B

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before the first men’s group but finished an hour and fifteen minutes earlier. The tournament concludes today at LCC, known for its tricky greens and tight fairways. Wilson said he will play more conservatively and hit some woods and 3-irons off the tee. “Keep my ego in the bag,” Wilson said. The scores will probably be a touch higher, but Scott said golfers who have experience at LCC will have an advantage. “You can still score pretty well on it,” Scott said.

First impression of LCC: challenging

Royals

Recruiting

Shppch c 4 0 1 0 Maier ph 1 0 0 0 Fuld ph 1 0 0 0 Treanr c 0 0 0 0 Chirins c 0 0 0 0 Getz 2b 3 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 5 1 1 0 AEscor ss 4 1 0 0 Totals 40 4 11 4 Totals 37 5 10 5 Tampa Bay 110 011 000 0 — 4 001 1 — 5 Kansas City 000 201 No outs when winning run scored. E—Longoria (7), Jennings (1). DP—Kansas City 1. LOB—Tampa Bay 11, Kansas City 8. 2B— Jennings (1), Damon (17), Zobrist (30), Longoria (18), A.Gordon (26), Hosmer (14), Francoeur (25), Moustakas (4). 3B—Jennings (1), E.Johnson (2). SB—Jennings (1), A.Gordon (9). SF—Moustakas. IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Niemann 6 7 3 2 0 4 Jo.Peralta H,14 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 3 Howell H,4 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Farnsworth BS,4-23 1 1 1 1 1 1 B.Gomes L,0-1 0 2 1 1 0 0 Kansas City Francis 5 9 3 3 2 6 G.Holland 3 1 1 1 1 6 Crow 1 0 0 0 2 1 Soria W,5-3 1 1 0 0 0 2 Crow pitched to 2 batters in the 10th. B.Gomes pitched to 2 batters in the 10th. HBP—by Howell (Francoeur). WP—Niemann. Balk—Howell. Umpires—Home, Ted Barrett; First, Brian Runge; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, Tim McClelland. T—3:25. A—27,643 (37,903).

Smell, Sparks Amateur finalists J-W Staff Reports

L E A W O O D — Top-seeded Kyle Smell and No. 3 seed Hunter Sparks will play in the 36-hole championship match of the Kansas Amateur today. Smell, a Kansas State University golfer, beat Steve Groom of Raytown, Mo., 3and-1, in Saturday’s matchplay quarterfinals, then edged Jeffrey Lee of Overland Park, 2-and-1, in the semifinals. Sparks, a Wichita State golfer, beat two-time Kansas Amateur champ Bryan Norton, of Mission Hills, 7-and-5 in the quarter f inals and edged Alex Higgs of Overland Park, 2-and-1, in the semis.

velously designed par-3 with a green wedged between the course boundary to the left and a pond on the right. I was delighted to walk away with par. No. 8: Another beast of a par-4. Out of bounds is certainly in play along the left side as the steeply pitched fairway is likely to jettison more than a few balls out of play. No. 9: I love this short, split-fairway par-4. In hindsight, I think the left fairway is the optimal path for most. It grants a much better angle of attack to a rock-hard green. No. 11: The back nine opens with six relatively easy holes. However, there is still plenty of trouble. This par-3 is a prime example. It’s the easiest hole on the course, but there’s water left. Yet, at only 161 yards from the tips, expect a lot of birdies. No. 12: This is the longest 500-yard hole I’ve ever seen. This slight dogleg right seems to climb back uphill forever, and two fairway bunkers really limit how a player can attack this hole. It will take three solid shots to reach this par-5 in regulation. No. 13: The next three holes are mundane par-4s, but it’s not unreasonable to

think the championship will be won and lost over this stretch. The last thing anyone wants is to have to make up ground over the final three. No. 16: This severe dogleg right may entice the long hitter to cut the corner, and the freak may even attempt to drive this green. But the champion will probably play down the middle of the fairway and leave himself an ultra-intimidating, downhill shot over water, to the green. It sounds hard, and it is. No. 18: This ribbon of a fairway is definitely the hardest to hit on the course. A miss left brings a pond and nasty fairway bunker into play, and right is no good either. This par-4 is short, though, so a drive in the short grass offers an opportunity to end the tournament with a birdie. I don’t know who will win the title with five-time defending champion Conrad Roberts not in the field, but whoever takes home the hardware will have earned it on an inscrutably fair golf course.

Tarczewski, who has been off-limits to media during the summer AAU season, is expected to choose between KU, Arizona and North Carolina sometime in August. “You love him (Tarczewski) because he can push people out of the lane, plays physical and is a back-to-the-basket guy all the way,” an unnamed major-college assistant coach told Rivals.com. “The nice thing about recruiting a kid like that is that you don’t cross your fingers behind your back and tell him that he can play on the wing. He's not leaving the paint.”

Graham to visit Rising senior-to-be Dillon Graham, a 6-4 shooting guard from First Academy in Orlando, Fla., tells Rivals.com he will visit KU in August. The unranked player is hearing from hordes of high-major schools after exploding on the AAU circuit.

— Jon Cohen, a summer intern at the Journal-World, is on the golf team at Grinnell College.

More on Shabazz No. 1-ranked Shabazz Muhammad scored 18 points in Dream Vision’s 80-65 victory over Indiana Elite at the adidas Super 64. The 6-6 senior combo guard has a list of KU, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, UNLV, Texas A&M, Memphis and Texas.

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