Sports Briefs: Golfer wins Amateur Championship

08/21/2013 9:00 PM |
GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Golfer Marie Santacroce of Mattituck, shown here practicing at Island’s End Golf and Country Club in Greenport, was named to her conference All-Academic team.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Golfer Marie Santacroce of Mattituck, shown here practicing at Island’s End Golf and Country Club in Greenport, defended her Long Island Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

GOLF: Santacroce retains L.I. title Marie Santacroce of Mattituck shot a 1-over-par and then won a four-hole playoff over Casey Durant of Eisenhower Park Golf Club to defend her Long Island Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship last Wednesday at the Bethpage State Park Red Course in Farmingdale.

Santacroce, representing Island’s End Golf and Country Club, shot a 77 in the first round on Aug. 12 before following that up with a 76 in the second and final round. She held a three-stroke lead going into the second round. Durant had a two-day total of 149.

On the fourth playoff hole, Santacroce two putted to win the championship.

RUNNING: Year 15 for Sound to Bay The 15th annual Sound to Bay 10K and 5K will be run Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Iron Pier Beach in Northville and concluding at South Jamesport Beach. Gerry O’Hara of East Rockaway, making his debut in the 10K event, won last year’s race in 36 minutes 29.1 seconds. The top female finisher was Maria Pavkovitch of Union City, N.J. Her time was 39:23.2.

The winners of the five-kilometer race were Patrick McCabe (18:42.7) and Patricia Alcivar (20:38.2).

FOOTBALL: Four carries for Maysonet Cleveland Browns running back Miguel Maysonet ran the ball four times for 5 yards in a 24-6 preseason win over the visiting Detroit Lions last Thursday night. Maysonet, a former Riverhead High School and Stony Brook University standout, has 30 yards from 13 carries in two preseason games for the Browns (2-0). He has also caught two passes for 13 yards. The Browns have injury issues at running back. Trent Richardson was listed as out for Saturday night’s game at Indianapolis with an ankle injury. Dion Lewis broke his left leg and will require surgery.

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