Scottsdale golfer Parker McLachlin received an exemption into the next week’s FBR Open, tournament chairman Pat McGinley announced Saturday.
This rare sixth exemption became available when Mc-Ginley’s third exemption, Jeff Quinney, qualified for the 2007 FBR Open on his own.
McLachlin, 27, will make his second start on the 2007 PGA TOUR after tying for 59th at the Sony Open in Hawaii. McLachlin attended UCLA from 1997-2002 where he was a two-time All-Pac 10 selection.
The tourney begins Thursday at the TPC of Scottsdale.
• U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher, a four-time NHRA national champion, set a track record Saturday for elapsed time at the NHRA National Time Trials at Firebird Raceway near Chandler.
Schumacher ran an elapsed time of 4.442 seconds over the quarter-mile track, besting the previous record of 4.47 he set last year.
• Host Chandler-Gilbert, led by sophomore guard Diolani Oshima’s 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field, took a 19-point lead into halftime en route to an 89-60 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference victory over Eastern Arizona.
Sarah Amos scored 18 points and Sarah Hays added 17 for the Coyotes (8-9, 5-7).
• Charlieann Chacon scored a game-high 17 points in Mesa Community College’s 77-42 win over visiting Scottsdale Community College.
• After 35 years of losing to Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College finally was able to reel off a win, taking down the Bears, 8-7 in the first game of a doubleheader.
Phoenix College, which is ranked No. 1 in the country and is the defending national champion, blew a 4-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Sara Roskopf ended the game with a bases-clearing double.
In the second game, Phoenix College routed Scottsdale, 11-0. Brittany Walle (1-0) pitched a complete game.
• The 2007 version of the annual Arizona State baseball alumni game featured an offensive display by this year’s team, as the current Devils beat the former Devils 22-5 in six innings at Packard Stadium.
The game featured a grand slam by Matt Spencer and a three-run homer by Kiel Roling.
Both Spencer and Roling transferred to ASU this spring.
MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY
• Brock Hooton, Olivier Latendresse and Chanse Fitzpatrick tallied goals and Mike Morrison stopped all 23 shots he faced as the Phoenix Road-Runners (21-17-2) knocked off Fresno (23-13-4) 3-0 in ECHL action Friday in Fresno, Calif.