Scottsdale Community College continued its quest to defend its NJCAA Division I golf title by taking a four-stroke lead in the second round of the men’s national championships in Huntsville, Ala.
SCC has shot a 600 in two days of play, good enough to pull ahead of Midland (Texas) Community College, which had held the first-day lead.
Skyler Riley was in third place in the individual standings for the Artichokes, three shots behind the leader after shooting a 74, while teammate Rich Saferian shot a 72 to pull into a tie for fourth.
In the NJCAA Division II golf championships at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Mesa Community College closed the gap in its quest for a title after shooting a 298 on Wednesday.
MCC, behind Brent Hobbs’ 71 and Andrew Augustyniak’s 72, fought off windy conditions to pull within three strokes of first-place Tyler (Texas) Junior College.
Hobbs finished the day two strokes behind the leader, Garrett Smith of Muskegon Community College, with a two-day total of 142. Augustyniak is tied for fifth with a 145.
Meanwhile, Chandler-Gilbert Community College moved into a tie for seventh in the team standings with a two-round total of 607.
• Phoenix St. Mary’s girls basketball player Gianne Fleming signed a letter of intent to play at Montana State this fall. The senior forward averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game, and was an All-Desert Valley Region selection for the Knights.
• Gilbert Higley pole vaulter Jeremy Marcinko has received an appointment to the Air Force Academy. Marcinko is a two-time 4A Division II pole vault champion. He will compete at the Air Force academy in the pole vault and decathlon.
• The Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League are accepting season-ticket renewals and new orders for the 2009 season. Any order made by June 23, whether a new account or a renewal, will receive free 2008 playoff tickets.
As things stand now in the league’s American Conference, the Rattlers would host a playoff game the weekend of June 28, and possibly a second one the weekend of July 14. If Arizona were to win the Western Division, the team would host a playoff game the weekend of July 7, with a possible second home game the following week.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (602) 514-8383, at the US Airways Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
More information is available at www.azrattlers.com.