Sports update

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By Mike Cote

Rau finishes third at Sun Country Junior Championship

Golfer Sean Rau finished third in his age bracket at the Sun Country PGA Junior Tour Championship.

The tournament was held July 29-30 at Albuquerque's Desert Greens Golf Course.

Rau shot a 55 the first day and a 54 the second day in nine holes, finishing six shots back of the division co-champions Michael Elias and Cristoffer Rudosky.

Elias and Rudosky finished with a two-day total of 101 in the boys 7-8 age bracket.

At the event, James Lee of Albuquerque and Alexia Heist of El Paso, Texas, qualified for the Junior PGA National Championship, which will be held Aug. 13-16 at Maineville, Ohio.

They were the overall winners among the boys and girls competing. Both play in the 13-14 age group.

Also at the Sun Country Championship, Jonathan Osden of Los Alamos shot a 48 and 45 in the nine-hole, two-day event, placing him fifth in the boys 9-10 division. Los Alamos’ Thomas Herrera carded an 89 and a 93 in two 18-hole rounds, finishing 19th in the boys 15-16 division.

NRA banquet set for Sept. 13

Members of the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club will attend a Friends of the NRA Banquet Sept. 13 at the Lodge at Santa Fe.

Tickets are $35 per person or $65 per couple.

For more information, contact Will Schmitz at 829-9180.

Giddens to appear at Pojoaque hoops camp

An appearance by former University of New Mexico Lobo and NBA first-round draft pick JR Giddens highlights the New Mexico All-Stars Kelvin Scarborough Basketball Camp this year.

The camp is being hosted by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Wellness Center.

This year's camp will run from Aug. 13-15 at the PPWC.

Price for participation is $75 by Tuesday, $85 at the start of camp.

For more information, call the PPWC at 455-9355.

Golf tournament registration ends Friday

A fund-raising golf tournament for Los Alamos baseball will be held Aug. 15.

The tournament will be 4-player scramble, blind bogey format. No handicap is required.

A shotgun start is scheduled for 8 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for top two gross and net scores and last-place net score. Longest drive and closest to the pin awards will also be presented.

Price for participation is $75 per player, which includes greens fees and cart. Registration ends Friday.

For more information, call Jamie Aslin at 661-4148, 699-2320 or e-mail aslin006@yahoo.com.


Cross country clarification

The Los Alamos High School cross country program will hold a practice Monday following its scheduled meeting.

The meeting, at LAHS’ Auxiliary Gym, will start at 3 p.m. and the practice will start at 3:30 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

Also, Tuesday’s weight workout will start at 7 a.m. for runners in grades 10-12. Tuesday’s practice will start at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact LAHS coaches Rob or Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164 or Los Alamos Middle School coach Jesse Taylor at taylorjesse70@yahoo.com.