Coach of the Jamaica Under-17 girls, Lorne Donaldson, says the players must improve if they are to make it to the World Cup finals, in Jordan, next year.The young Reggae Girlz came through the first round of the CFU Under-17 women World Cup qualifiers in Suriname quite comfortably last week beating Barbados 2-1, hammering St Lucia 14-0, and then scored a 1-0 win over the home team.Speaking to the media after the team arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, Donaldson described the tournament as challenging but thought the standard of the region’s teams is very low.However, he said the coaching staff continues to work on getting the team up to the appropriate level for the second round in Puerto Rico in November.”It was an average tournament. We are now working to raise the level of our play,” he commented.new thingsDonaldson claims they have taught a lot of new things to the girls and admitted that sometimes the learning curve can be lengthy and tedious. But apart from improving the current squad, he thinks they also need better players if they want to make a historical appearance at the World Cup.’We are trying to teach and it’s going to be a long learning process. It takes years and months for this to happen, as the learning curve is very steep and we just have to move fast and get better,” he added.Meanwhile, captain Rachel Walters described their final match against the host nation as nerve-wracking and said they had to dig deep for that result.”The Suriname crowd was like the 12th man out there and we were up against the whole nation, but we just went out and stuck to our game plan, and that made us victorious,” she added.
Sherone Simpson stormed through late to win the gold medal in the women’s 100 metres at the Pan American Games in Canada last night.It was Jamaica’s second track and field gold at the Games. On Tuesday, O’Dayne Richards won the men’s shot put.Simpson, who broke into tears when she saw the results, won in a season’s best 10.95 seconds ahead of Angella Tenora of Ecuador, 10.99 and American Barbara Pierre, third in 11.01.”This is unbelievable. I can’t believe this. I just went out there and ran my own race as I just focused on myself … and I want to give God thanks and the people who all supported me to make this a reality,” said Simpson.Jason Livermore was seventh in the men’s 100m final in 10.17 seconds. Canada’s AndrÈ Degrasse won in 10.06 seconds from Ramon Gittens of Barbados, 10.07, and Antoine Adams of St Kitts, 10.09.Earlier national long jump champion Demar Forbes, who had qualified for the final on the opening day, failed to report to the start of his event after twisting his ankle in the warm-up track. The United States took gold and silver. Jeff Henderson, aided by a positive wind of 4.1 metres per second, took the gold with 8.54 metres. Marquiise Goodman took silver with 8.27m, aided by a 4.5mps wind while Uruguay’s Emilino Lasa, 8.17m, was third.Kimora McDonald was eighth in the women’s 800m final in 2:04.37. Canada’s Melissa Bishop bagged gold in 1:59.62 from American Alysia Montano, 1:59.76, and Flavia Delino of Brazil, 2:00.40.Danniel Thomas heaved a personal best 17.76m in the shot put but was only good enough for fifth. Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago won gold with 18.67m; American Jillian Camarena, 18.57m, was second with bronze going to Natalia Duco of Chile, 17.84m.In the early session on yesterday’s second day of competition, both Kimberly Williamson and Saniel Grier Atkinson were out of the medals in the women’s high jump final. Williamson cleared 1.88m for sixth, while Atkinson was ninth with a best of 1.80m.St Lucia’s Lavern Spencer, 1.94m, won gold. Priscilla Fredricks of Antigua and Barbuda, 1.91m and Akela Jones of Barbados, also, 1.91m, were second and third respectively.All six athletes who took the track in the morning session advanced to the finals of their events. In the women’s 400m, Anastasia Leroy finished fourth in her heat in 53.13 to qualify as one of the fastest losers while Chrisann Gordon finished third in her heat in 52.47 for automatic qualification. The final is slated for 6:10 pm today.With no Jamaican entries in the men’s 400m, it was the duo of Ricardo Cunningham and Jowayne Hibbert who took to the track in the semi-final round of the 800m. Cunningham finished third in heat one in 1:49.22 while in heat two, Hibbert was second in 1:49.22 as both advanced to today’s final which will get under way at 5:40 pm.Roxroy Cato and Leford Green, who are automatic qualifiers for Jamaica in the men’s 400 metres hurdles at next month’s World Championships in Beijing, both advanced easily to the final of their event. Cato finished second in his heat in 49.98, while Green won his heat in 50.51.
DEDICATED AWARD THREE of the nation’s top sporting personalities – football administrator Carvel Stewart, former Jamaica Cricket Association president Lyndel Wright, and former FIFA referee Peter Prendergast – have been recognised with the Order of Distinction (Officer Rank). The awards were announced yesterday by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. The official ceremony is scheduled for Heroes Day, October 19. Stewart, who was recognised for long and commendable service to Jamaica’s construction industry and sports, says he appreciated the honour. “I would have to appreciate the award because I’m sure that there are many other candidates,” Stewart told The Gleaner yesterday. “In a formal way, I’ve been involved in football administration since 1972 with the formation of Harbour View Football Club. As a youth, it was before that time. I just love administration and will continue. I didn’t have things like this in mind,” the Harbour View FC chairman and vice-chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association said. Stewart is also president of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica. Another awardee, Lyndel Wright, dedicated the award to Boys’ Town. “I must say thanks to those who consider my service to cricket over the years. This is for Boys’ Town and its founder, Father Hugh Sherlock,” Wright, a former Jamaica representative said. Wright was awarded for his invaluable contribution to development in the construction industry and sports, in particular cricket in Jamaica. Prendergast was also recognised for his invaluable contribution to the advancement of Jamaica’s football and refereeing. He is a former FIFA referee, and has performed duties at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Confederations Cup.
KINGSTON: Jamaica’s team will begin their departure today to defend their titles at the 2015 Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championships to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from August 20-30. Jamaica hosted the 2014 staging and won both senior and junior team titles, along with 23 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 24 bronze medals in the senior and junior individual events. This year, Jamaica will be represented by a smaller contingent, but hopes remain high for a big medal haul. “This is a very strong team,” said David Thomas, Jamaica Badminton Association president. “The seniors and juniors are very strong. We were challenged last year and were victorious; we expect a very good performance from the team this year.” He added: “We have had good preparation, and the senior and juniors are coming from hard tournaments and training. I hope that all our representatives will carry their best performances to the tournament, both on and off the court, as they are our national representatives. The Under-19 boys and the technical director are scheduled to leave Jamaica today, while the rest of the team will follow on August 21 and August 24 for their respective events. The Jamaicans will compete in the Under-19 international event, senior and junior team events from August 24-26, and the individual junior events (Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19). The CAREBACO Open event is also on the team’s roster of engagements for the team that is sponsored by Mayberry Investments Limited. Senior team Gareth Henry, Jamaica’s number-one male player, who is sponsored by Olympic Solidarity through the Jamaica Olympic Association, is currently training in Malaysia and will be participating in the championships in both team and Open events. The other members of the senior team include Canada-based Dayvon Reid, Katherine Wynter and Ruth Williams, who all represented Jamaica at the recently concluded Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada. The junior team representatives are Kenneth Anglin; Matthew Lee; Shaquille Palmer; Under-15 triple gold medallist Joel Angus; Alana Bailey, the Under-17 girl’s doubles and mixed doubles gold medallist; and Shezelle McTyson, the Under-15 and Under-17 triple gold medallist. They will also represent Jamaica in the junior individual events, along with players in the lower age groups, which also includes last year’s CAREBACO gold medallists, Taina Daley, Rhys and Zane Reid.
Entries for the richest ever race in the Eastern Caribbean, the $13.5 million Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Diamond Mile (grade one) to be run at Caymanas Park on Saturday, December 5, closed in the Racing Office on Wednesday afternoon with 26 hopefuls based on lifetime earnings. With the rich and prestigious Burger King Superstakes over 2000 metres scheduled to be run Saturday, November 14, the positioning of the horses based on earnings to date could change significantly in a few cases. The top 16 are PERFECT NEIGHBOUR (55.0kg) from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta; two-time Horse of the Year TYPEWRITER 55.0kg (trained by Spencer Chung); COMMANDING CHIEF 55.0 (Everal Francis); ALL CORRECT 55.0 (Wayne DaCosta); POTCHEEN 55.0 (Harry Parsard); the American horse UPPA TUNE 57.0kg (Harry Parsard); UNCLE TAF 55.0 (Solomon Sharpe); TRADITIONAL PRINCE 55.0 (Patrick Lynch); HOVER CRAFT 55.0 (Wayne DaCosta); Derby winner SEEKING MY DREAM 53.0 (Wayne DaCosta); TIME FORARMS 55.0 (Fitzroy Glispie); 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA 53.0 (Wayne DaCosta); PETE’SWILDONE 57.0 (Harry Parsard); RACING PROSPECT 55 (Patrick Lynch); FORTUNEONEHUNDRED 57.0 (Wayne DaCosta); and the Richard Azan-trained FRANFIELD 55.0 completing the top 16. The also eligibles in order of earnings are CAMPESINO, CRUCIAL APPEAL, PHINEAS, MIRACLE STAR, PUDDY POOH, POKER STAR, BUZZ NIGHTMARE, SOUTHERN CRUISE, LONG RUNNNING TRAIN, and BIGBROWNGREYHOPE. Significantly, Wayne DaCosta, who is safely on course for a record 15th trainers’ title this season, which would surpass Hall of Famer Philip Feanny, has six horses in the top 16 along with POKER STAR in the also eligibles, while veteran trainer Harry Parsard has three in addition to LONG RUNNING TRAIN on the reserve list. Purse money will be paid to the top 10 past the post, an unprecedented move. The winner will receive a whopping $6.5 million, second $2.1 million, third $1.2 million, and fourth $754.000. Imported three-year-olds and up will carry 57.0kg, native-bred four-year-olds and up 55.0kg, native-bred three-year-olds 53.0kg. Fillies and mares are allowed a 2.0kg sex allowance.
CLASSIC HOPEFUL BIGDADDYKOOL found the going too hot to handle on his three-year-old debut at Caymanas Park yesterday, finishing a disappointing third behind JAMAI RAJA at a mile.Richard Azan-trained JAMAI RAJA ran out a four-and-a-half length winner at odds of 9-5, clocking 1:39.4, beating the filly BIRDCATCHER, a 9-1 long shot.BIGDADDYKOOL finished two-and-a-quarter lengths behind BIRDCATCHER, eased by jockey Shane Ellis approaching the last furlong.It was a dismal run by BIGDADDYKOOL, who had finished third in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes on Boxing Day, beating JAMAI RAJA out of sight at a mile.Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, BIGDADDYKOOL was slowly into stride as usual and tailed off at the half mile while JAMAI RAJA went in chase of STUNNER, who led from the start.JAMAI RAJA, treated with lasix for the first time and without his regular tongue strap, pounced on STUNNER coming off the home turn and stayed on strongly under jockey Dane Nelson, handing the three-time champion rider his second winner of the afternoon.Nelson opened the 11-race card with a win aboard 7-2 chance DWAYNE STAR, beating howling 1-5 favourite FORTUNEONEHUNDRED by seven and a half lengths.ACTION MAN made all with four-time champion jockey Omar Walker to romp the 1100-metre Howard Phillipps Memorial by six-and-a-half lengths.
Caymanas Park Results for November 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #5 BILINGUAL LSteadman2 54.02. #3 SHE’S A LEGACY LAllen 52.5 1L3. #2 SILVER ROCKET HPottinger2 51.0 3-1/2L4. #4 MILAGRO SMuir 54.0 2-3/4LWIN: $72.00PLACE: $62.00, $114.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.0Winner : 2yo ch filly – FEARLESS VISION – ELECTRIFYINGTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : ELIAS HALOUTEBred by ELIAS HALOUTEQu: $299.00 Ex: $253.00Trifecta: $212.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #8 SCAR BebHarvey2 54.02. #2 FIERY PATH AndreePowell4 50.0 1-1/4L3. #10 SWEET DIMENSION SMuir 53.0 4-1/2L4. #9 TASHIE BABY HPottinger2 50.5 5LWIN: $81.00PLACE: $63.00, $138.00, $124.00Final Time : 1:40.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.0, 1:12.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – PERFORMING MAGIC out of LADY SARKA by LAKE CONISTONTrainer : PARCHMENT,WAYNE D Owner : WAYNE D PARCHMENTBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $972.00 Ex: $1,166.00D/E: $136.00Superfecta: $4,287.00ALTY McKENZIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 3 1600 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)*1. #4 JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey2 53.52. #1 NO MONEY FRIEND AChatrie 54.0 3L3. #7 PLAY STATION PParchment 53.5 2-1/4L4. #5 COMPUTERIZE OWalker 55.0 NeckLate scratch : #6 MINNIFFIAWIN: $102.00PLACE: $64.00, $114.00, $127.00Final Time : 1:41.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.1, 1:13.0,Winner : 8yo b horse – STORM CRAFT – JESSICATrainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : NADONBred by GEORGE MILESQu: $499.00 Ex: $298.00D/E: $195.00Superfecta: $1,917.00Rolling Triple: $447.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. #10 GOFORHOME AntThomas4 49.02. #13 JAGRETEE LSteadman2 53.5 1/2L3. #7 CONNOR AndrePowell3 52.0 2L4. #1 ICE PRINCESS RLahoe 53.0 Sh.Head5. #8 BREEZY OEdwards3 50.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #3 WISE JOHNNYWIN” $173.00PLACE: $74.00, $100.00, $304.00Final Time : 1:24.0 Splits : 23.1, 48.2, 1:15.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS – SWEET JADETrainer : GARY GRIFFITHS Owner : GARY GRIFFITHSBred by PHILIP AZARQu: $564.00 Exacta: $985.00D/E: $554.00Trifecta: $4,579.00Hi-5: $67,398.50Rolling Triple: $775.00Race 5 2000 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST. ALL. II1. #7 DELIGHTFUL BRENDA OMullings 50.52. #1 ACAPULCO SMuir 52.5 Neck3. #5 OLD BRAETON RLahoe 52.0 2-1/4L*4. #6 DUSSELDORF BebHarvey2 53.0 1/2LWIN: $307.00PLACE: $112.00, $67.00, $64.00Final Time : 2:09.3 Splits : 25.4, 53.2, 1:17.2, 1:42.1Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – DOLLS’ DELIGHTTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner : DSTL & ASSOCIATESBred by DESMOND LEWISQu: $731.00 Ex: $1,231.00D/E: $899.00Trifecta: $1,622.00Rolling Triple: $5,267.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) – F&M1. #5 QUICK CHIC JPatterson2 50.02. #3 FREE RANGE BebHarvey2 52.5 1/2L3. #4 CHEXIMAKIT PFrancis 53.0 1-1/2L4. #8 PARTY CITY RLahoe 52.5 1-1/4L*5. #13 QUEENOFSAINTROSE SMuir 54.0 1LLate scratch : #6 ROSY PARKSWIN: $347.00PLACE: $269.00, $80.00, $259.00Final Time : 1:22.4 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – RACING MACHINETrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner : SYDNEY ROMANBred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $627.00 Ex: $1,432.00D/E: $4,361.00Trifecta: $3,208.00Hi-5: $14,275.00Rolling Triple: $25,893.00Pick-4: $125,000.00Super-6: $52,924.90Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE JULY 29.1. #11 REIGN OVER ALL OWalker 53.02. #1 RULES OF THE CAT RLahoe 55.0 11-1/2L*3. #8 UNCLE G JPatterson2 50.0 3/4L4. #7 MAGIC CITY WHenry 51.0 1-3/4LWIN: $183.00PLACE: $84.00, $146.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:00.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.1Winner : 6yo b horse – OUTRIGGER – REIGNING HEROINETrainer : RENEX BURRELL Owner : RENEX BURRELLBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $3,763.00 Ex: $4,785.00D/E: $792.00Superfecta: $11,160.00Rolling Triple: $24,964.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)1. #12 BIG AL JPatterson2 52.02. #14 SON OF TAQARUB JInnis3 51.0 3L3. #8 SHARP SKIRT PFrancis 52.0 3/4L4. #3 PHOTOGENIC BebHarvey2 52.5 Sh.Head5. #13 PERFECT ASSET OWalker 53.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #10 YOUR HEARTBEAT, #15 TWILIGHT PRINCESSWIN: $193.00PLACE: $91.00, $293.00, $194.00Final Time : 0:59.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.2,Winner : 3yo ch colt – MARKET RALLY – HONEYOFALADYTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : DWIGHT CHENBred by DWIGHT CHEN & DENNIS CHIN-YOUQu: $3,284.00 Exacta: $4,735.00D/E: $1,179.00 (11-10) $173.00 (11-15) $293.00Trifecta: $18,379.00Hi-5: $79,599.00Rolling Triple: $12,405.00Race 9 1100 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE*1. #8 ROYAL ASSAULT LSteadman2 53.52. #3 TALENTED TONY K BebHarvey2 52.5 1-1/4L3. #7 ROYAL VIBES JErwin 53.0 1-1/4L4. #2 LADY SHANKARI JPatterson2 48.5 2-1/2LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $57.00, $140.00, $136.00Final Time : 1:05.0 Splits : 22.2, 45.0Winner : 4yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – MAYKEN JOYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : DEBORAH NUNES-BOORMAN & TARA NUNES & S.NARINESINGH & E. HALOUTEBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYQu: $433.00 Ex: $724.00D/E: $501.00Superfecta: $2,852.00Rolling Triple: $2,694.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)1. #16 CODED CITIZEN HLewis 52.02. #4 SURE STEP AntThomas4 50.0 Head3. #15 JASON’S GOLD HPottinger2 50.5 Neck4. #14 SMASH AMUSEMENT JPatterson2 50.0 1-1/4L5. #11 BUCKALUCK PFrancis 52.0 NeckLate scratch : #1 RAMONA, #10 DANGOWIN: $1319.00PLACE: $202.00, $301.00, $360.00Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – CODED WARNING – GOOD CITIZENTrainer : CARL ANDERSON Owner : CARL ANDERSONBred by CARL ANDERSONQu: $15,956.00 Ex: $54,667.00D/E: $8,136.00 (8-1) $91.00Trifecta: $51,308.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $115,631.75Rolling Triple: $48,913.00Pick-4: $239,624.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $13,909.80 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $1,210,156.35Pick-9: $152,644.50 (8 OF 9); $1,590.00 (7 OF 9)Carry-over : $4,400,342.10PlacePot 8 : Carry-over : $294,960.00
It was close going in the Digicel Grand Prix finale – the G.C. Foster Classic, with Calabar holding a slim lead in the boys’ section and Edwin Allen taking control in the female category at the National Stadium.With eight boys’ finals scored, Calabar (42.5 points) held a slim lead over Kingston College (40) and St Jago (35), with Edwin Allen (52) a lot more comfortable in the girls’ title race, with Excelsior (39), St Jago (24) and St Elizabeth Technical (22) all in the mix.The elite athletes also shared the spotlight yesterday with Mico University’s Dawnalee Loney and Akan’s Javon Francis registering big wins in the 400m.Loney defeated a strong field in 52.36 seconds as Verone Chambers of Sprintec finished second in 52.40 seconds, ahead of teammate Ristananna Tracy (52.77).Running on strongly in the straight away, Francis won the men’s event in 45.94 seconds, ahead of teammate Peter Matthews (46.58) with Mico’s Marco Doodnauthsingh third in 46.72 seconds.Earlier in the day, Stephenie-Ann McPherson captured the women’s 100m in 11.65, beating her MVP partner Shericka Jackson into second in 11.76. Third went to Renea Medley of G.C. Foster College in 11.83 seconds.St Jago’s Joanne Reid recorded the first record among Grand Prix events, walking away with $25,000, after winning the girls’ Under-17 one lap contest in 54.49 seconds. Janelle Josephs of St Andrew High was second in 54.78 seconds, with third going to Holmwood’s Danielle Deer in 55.03 seconds.Edwin Allen’s Kevona Davis was also impressive, breaking the Under-17 girls’ 200m record with a 23.32 seconds win in the event.It was another good showing for throwers from Petersfield High, led by the talented Kevin Nedrick, who had a double win on the day.Nedrick captured the Grand Prix Under-19 Discus after a throw of 56.48 metres, getting the better of St Jago’s Roja Stona (54.28m), and Phillip Beckford of Excelsior finishing third with 52.79m. Earlier, he won the Under-18 Shot Put with 17.89m ahead of Kyle Mitchell (17.09m) of Calabar and Zico Campbell (16.98m) of Kingston College.QUICK DOUBLEChristopher Brown made it a quick double for Petersfield after taking the Boys’ Under-17 Grand Prix Discus with a mark of 50.90m to easily beat his rivals.St Jago’s Lushane Wilson was outstanding in the Grand Prix High Jump for Under-19 Boys’ after a winning clearance of 2.18m.Kingston College enjoyed a quinella in the boys’ Grand Prix Under-17 Long jump as Shaquille Lowe 7.08m got the better of Wayne Pinnock (7.03m), with David Tomlinson of Green Island capturing third place with 6.81m.Kingston College took the double in the long jump as Carey McLeod, on his final effort, soared to 7.79m. Roshane Dawkins finished second, with third going to Alexander Thompson of St George’s College with 6.80m.St Jago’s Tissana Hickling proved best among the Under-19 girls in the long jump Grand Prix event with a solid jump of 6.39m. Edwin Allen’s Annia Ashley also went over the six metres mark, finishing second with 6.05m. Camperdown’s Monief Heslop grabbing third with 5.63m.
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Quote sheets were handed out featuring the congratulatory words of Lacoste, who is now 72 years old and lives in Spain. Lacoste’s father was famed tennis player and sporting goods clothier Rene Lacoste.Choi was tied with eventual winner Sung Hyun Park, also of South Korea, heading to the par-3 16th, one of the holes that President Donald Trump watched from his personal viewing box.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I came a long way from Korea and I had the United States president and his wife cheering for me and clapping for me,” Choi said through an interpreter. “I was quite thrilled. It was a big honor for me.”Then, trouble struck. Choi tried to be too perfect with her tee shot on the 139-yard hole and deposited it right into the lake. CEU rallies past Gamboa, inches closer to qf berth “Today, I hit the ball perfectly and I tried to hit that one more perfectly,” Choi said. “When I had a birdie on the 15th hole, I thought that I may have a chance. That went through my mind and other people were saying that I might have a chance, but at the 16th hole, my ball went into the hazard. That’s what happened. At the time I felt that all this work, all this hard work I put together was going to disappear, so I was a bit disappointed.”After taking a drop, Choi settled for a double bogey. With that went all hopes of winning.“The 16th hole is a tough hole,” said Choi, who used a 7-iron. “I was just trying to get through the hole, maybe with a par. Maybe I played that hole a little too aggressively. There were disappointing parts to my game and that was one. I tried to pull my shot and it didn’t happen. But I had to refocus back for the two remaining holes.”Choi rallied to birdie the 18th for a 1-under 71. She finished second at 9 under, two strokes behind Park.Choi took the lead with a birdie on the seventh hole and had a chance to take a three-shot lead at the ninth, but her birdie putt slide by the hole.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite South Korea’s Hye-Jin Choi is greeted by fans and tournament volunteers as she walks to the 16th tee during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open Golf tournament Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)BEDMINSTER, N.J. — With three holes left in the U.S. Women’s Open, Hye-Jin Choi was all set to re-write the record books.The 17-year-old South Korean was poised to become the second amateur to win the biggest title in women’s golf, joining 1967 champion Catherine Lacoste of France.ADVERTISEMENT A bogey on the par-4 10th hole dropped her into a tie for the lead with playing partner Shanshan Feng, and Park joined the group at 9 under with a birdie at No. 12.One bad shot ended her chances of winning.Choi wasn’t upset about losing the $540,000 second-place money.“Well, I mean it would have been nice if I could get the money, but I think my primary goal was to come here and compete, so for me, getting this second place in runner-up actually means more to me,” she said.It marked the second straight year she has been the low amateur. She tied for 38th last year at CordeValle in California.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano