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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rory, Quiros share lead

Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros shot identical 7-under-par 65s to hold a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Masters. The first round proved to be very receptive for scoring as 30 players broke par. Chances are, scoring conditions will get tougher as the course dries out. Defending champion Phil Mickelson bogeyed the 18th hole to finish at 2-under 70, 1 shot better than Tiger Woods. There looks to be a new No. 1 in the world come Monday in what has bcome a revolvibg door of Europeans. The latest Martin Kaymer, the reigning PGA champion, will likely keep his perfect streak of never making a cut at the Masters intact after shooting a 6-over 78. Only four golfers had worse scores.

JCC Schoolboy Classic is Saturday

The 50th edition of the basketball all-star games, featuring Hillhouse's Freddie Wilson among others, is Saturday night. The girls game begins at 6:15 p.m. at the JCC Center on Park Avenue in Bridgeport. The boys game, Connecticut vs. New Jersey, follows at 8:15. Here are the rosters: The Connecticut Boys team is: coaches Vin Laczkoski (Notre Dame-Fairfield) and Craig Parker (New London). Players: Torin Childs-Harris (New London), Jamill Powell (Bassick), Bryan Galvin (Ridgefield), Anthony Jernigan (South Kent), Freddie Wilson (Hillhouse), Ethan O’Day (Northfield MT Herman), Rohan Brown (East Catholic), Marvin Hampton (Crosby), Oscar Assie (St. Joseph), J.C. Carr (Northwest Catholic). The Connecticut West girls’ team is: coaches Dave Strong (Masuk) and Catrina Hawley-Stewart (Hillhouse). Players are Sarah Royal (Torrington), Brooke Butkovsky (Masuk), Cherelle Moore (Kolbe Cathedral), Andreana Thomas (Hillhouse), Amber Bepko (Mercy), Heather Framski (Woodland), Briyana Pabon (Newington), Ali Berman (Hopkins), Atong Reyak (Wilbur Cross) and Amanda Amanski (Lewis Mills). The Connecticut East team is: coaches Dave Shea (Bacon Academy) and Tony Floyd (Bristol Eastern). Players Shianne Walker (Bristol Eastern), Dreisen Heath (Hamden Hall), Damika Martinez (Platt), Margaret Sundberg (E.O. Smith), Kelly Coleman (Portland), Katie Mahoney (Bacon Academy), Kaley Watras (Glastonbury), Kelsey Booth (East Hampton), Sara Binkhorst (Hall), Jahira Smith (Norwich Free Academy) and Kelly Dixon (Bacon Academy).

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My three picks for the Masters

I was tempted to choose either Anthony Kim and/or Dustin Johnson to win their first. I think both will be in contention this week, but not good enough. Here are my three choices: 1) Graeme McDowell: Finished tied for 17th two years ago and missed the cut last year at Augusta. Since last year's U.S. Open, McDowell has been the world's most clutch golfer, if not the best. He would be the best with a win here. 2) Lee Westwood: Has had so many close calls at recent major championships, including finishing second at the Masters last year. Westwood is long overdue to finally win one. 3) Phil Mickelson: Defending champion won for the first time last week since Augusta with a birdie barrage over the weekend at the Houston Open. He's failed at other chances to become No. 1. If he can't do it on one of his favorite venues, you wonder if Lefty will ever get to the top.