NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – J.T. Poston shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.
“It was one of those days everything clicked,” Poston said. “Hit it good, hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens. I was hitting it so good I didn't really have that many lengthy birdie putts that I made until the last hole.”
Winless on the tour, the 26-year-old former Western Carolina player closed with a 27-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th.
Nick Taylor was a stroke back.
China extends perfect run
Defending champion Xie Siyi of China won the men's 3-meter springboard at the world swimming championships in Gwangju, South Korea. It extended China's perfect run at the championships to 10 gold medals in 10 diving events.
Purdue picks up 3-star recruit
Purdue added a commitment to its 2020 recruiting class when three-star Washington, D.C., defensive end Greg Hudgins chose the Boilermakers over offers from Vanderbilt, Boston College and Indiana. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Hudgins is the No. 425 player in the country, per 247sports.com and the No. 15 weak-side defensive end.
NCAA, ex-coach reach settlement
The NCAA and former Mississippi State University football coach Jackie Sherrill, 75, have settled a lawsuit in which Sherrill accused the college sports governing body of damaging his reputation. Sherrill also said the NCAA hurt his future coaching opportunities by publicly naming him in allegations of recruitment violations in 2003.
Haynesworth out of hospital
Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has recovered enough to receive treatment outside a hospital as his search for a new kidney continues. The 38-year-old posted an update Thursday on Instagram of his first dialysis treatment outside the hospital, thanking staff at Williamson Medical Center.
Man fined $500 for laser at Brady
A Missouri man has been fined $500 for pointing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC championship with the Kansas City Chiefs in January. KMBC reports Dwyan Morgan pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor, disturbing the peace. He will pay the fine with no jail time.
City youth places in 4th at tourney
Fort Wayne's Madison Dabagia shot a 4-over 76 and finished tied for fourth in the Indiana Golf Foundation's Girls State Junior Championship in Fishers. She was 12-over for three days, putting her six strokes back of the champion, Evansville's Faith Johnson, who had a final-round 71 at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club. Fort Wayne's Morgan Dabagia took eighth place with a 77 to finish 16 over. And Fort Wayne's Simone Senk, who had a 76, was tied for 13th at 23 over.
Pressel, Creamer retain their lead
Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event in Midland, Michigan. Stephanie Meadow and Giulia Molinaro had a 61, and Frenchwomen Celine Boutier and Karine Icher shot 62 to match Pressel and Creamer at 10-under 130 at Midland Country Club.
Seattle names GM for NHL team
Seattle's NHL expansion team has announced its general manager – Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations under Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke. The yet-to-be-named team will debut in 2021.