Area golfers came out on top in a couple of state tournaments Thursday.
Syracuses Stephen Conrad won the 97th Indiana Open Championship at the French Lick Springs Resort. Conrad had an even-par 72 in the final round to give him a four-round total of 283. Two golfers tied for second with a 285.
Conrad won his first Indiana Open title after finishing third last year. He had a 72, 69 and 70 in his other three rounds.
Fort Waynes Quinn Griffing tied for 17th with a 293.
At a PGA Junior event at Purdue, Fort Waynes Callahan Elzey won the boys 13-15 division with a 221, beating out Tyler Greens 224 (second place) and Spencer Klimeks 238 (tied for fifth). Both golfers are from Columbia City.
In the boys 16-18 division, Kendallvilles Michael Sharp was fourth with a 227, seven strokes off the first-place pace. In the girls 16-18 division, Fort Waynes Karley Dobis had a 235 for fourth, while Kendallvilles Katie Sharp was tied for fifth with a 238.
Driver wants his experts at test
Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger elected to bring his own experts to the testing of his B urine sample, The Associated Press learned. Under NASCARs drug testing policy, an individual can bring in experts for the second test. and Allmendinger wants his own toxicologist and attorney present, two people familiar with the case told the AP on condition of anonymity.
Top IndyCar official resigns
IndyCar chief operating officer Marc Koretzky resigned Thursday, effective immediately. IndyCar did not give a reason for Koretzkys resignation.
Fever defeated by Sparks at home
Rookie forward Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 20 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 77-74 in Indianapolis.
Browns draft ex-Baylor receiver
Cleveland took former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the NFLs supplemental draft. He was the only player selected; and the Browns must forfeit their second-round pick in the 2013 draft. Gordon was suspended in 2011 for marijuana use.
Seau’s brain tissue donated for study
Junior Seaus family donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide, officials said. The San Diego County medical examiners office recently released preserved brain tissue to the National Institutes of Health, coroners spokeswoman Sarah Gordon said.
Judge to hear collusion case
U.S. District Judge David Doty agreed to listen to arguments in the NFL Players Associations collusion lawsuit against the league. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Thursday that the hearing in Dotys federal courtroom in Minneapolis is scheduled for Sept. 6. The NFLPA filed a petition May 23 to reopen the Reggie White settlement, overseen by Doty since 1993 until last years lockout. The union claimed the owners imposed a secret $123 million salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season that cost the players at least $1 billion in lost wages.
NFL files claim for Vilma to drop suit
The NFL has filed a grievance with the players union asking Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to drop his defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Selanne to sign with Ducks
Teemu Selanne, 42, agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks to return for his 20th NHL season.