New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) *7t With an astonishing comeback to win the Pebble Beach National < Pro-Am, Tiger Woods on Monday moved a step closer to Byron Nelson’s “untouchable” record of <11 straight victories.
. Seven strokes
behind with seven holes to play, Woods electrified an otherwise gray afternoon on the Monterey Peninsula by holing a 97-yard wedge for eagle on the 15th and making birdies on two of . the last three holes for his sixth straight PGA Tour victory.
Woods became the first player since Ben Hogan in 1948 to win six straight tour events and took an unbelievable leap closer to Nelson’s record which was set in 1945.
It was a command performance, filled with spectacular shots that have defined Woods’ young but .spectacular career. It ended with Woods watching from the 18th green as Matt Gogei missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th that . would have forced a playoff.
Woods closed with an 8-under 64, the lowest final round by a champion in the 53-year history of Pebble Beach. He finished at 15-under 273 and earned $720,000.
, Gogel, the 28-year-old tour rookie, made birdie on five of the hist seven holes to seemingly turn 'fhe final round into a rout. Instead he turned in a shocking Collapse — a 40 on the back nine that will only be forgotten • because of a miraculous comeback by a player who never ceases to amaze.
Clemens ready for region
Jennifer Arrants, Jamie Fitzgerald, Valerie Stark and Katie Bigger will compete in the girls 200 medley relay Friday and Saturday at the region competition. Other members of the Samuel Clemens swim team earned the right to compete at region after placing in district are: Tara Cypers (second place in district 200 freestyle and first place 500 freestyle),
Bigger (first place 200 freestyle and first place butterfly), Fitzgerald (sixth place 50 freestyle and first place 100 backstroke), Arrants (first place 200 individual medley and fourth 100 freestyle), Stark (first place 100 breast stroke and first place 100 freestyle), Willis Gray, J.D. Gray, Dominick Wheelright and Derek Fletcher. The girls 400 freestyle relay also placed first at the district meet. The swim team is coached by Brent Bigger, who was voted coach of the year in District 22-4A. Katie Bigger, a freshman, was voted No. 1 female swimmer of the year.
Jazz sneak past Spurs
opens up a whole new pool of student athletes willing to play at SWT — kids who are looking at playing at the highest level.”
Studer said the first steps in moving toward the goal primarily are aimed at finding a conference with which to be affiliated.
“The most difficult part of this move is going to be conference affiliation,” he said. Negotiations for that affiliation should begin this spring.
Other schools want to know what SWTSU can bring to the table, Studer said.
“A quality academic institution, key geographical placement. ... and a large alumni base” were the main points he offered.
Work also will begin this fall in an end-zone complex at Bobcat Stadium. Calling it a “crown-jewel facility,” DeBesse said construction would be put “on the fast-track” now that regents have approved the NCAA move. The building will house a training room, weight room and office space.
“The quality of the athletic experience will be highly upgraded because of this facility,” De Besse said.
Austin-based Graeber, Simmons and Cowan Architects has been authorized to provide consulting services for expanding Bobcat Stadium to a proposed 30,000 seats. Plans for other facility improvements already have been approved.
Qualifying in the NCAA means “paid admissions” of 17,000 people on a seasonal basis. That figure includes season passes sold, walk-up sales and students attending — not the actual number of people in the stands.
The Bobcats will be playing two Division I-A schools this football season and hope to increase that number each year to facilitate the step up to that division.
Students said the SWT football program was on its way to a big turn-around, with “probably one of the best recruiting classes” in years.
Two members of that signing class — quarterback Bradley George and running back Drew Snider — played for Canyon High School.
“We have high hopes and realistic high hopes for our football program,” Studer said.
Astros sign Cedeno for $2.4 million
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros and newly acquired outfielder Roger Cedeno agreed Monday on a $2.4 million, one-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.
Houston obtained Cedeno along with pitchers Octavio Dotel and Kyle Kessel in a Dec. 23 trade with the New York Mets, who received Cy Young Award runnerup Mike Hampton and outfielder Derek Bell.
Cedeno hit .313 and was second in the majors with 66 steals last season.
It’s anticipated he’ll be covering the expansive center field of the Astros’ new downtown ballpark this year. He was paid $487,500 last season and was set for an arbitration hearing Friday.
Smokirf Joe daughter wins pro debut
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s daughter, turned pro with a first-round victory Sunday, then threw down the gauntlet to Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Laila.
“Laila AH, you wanted to know if I was a professional fighter, now you see,” Frazier-Lyde said after stopping Teela Reese in the first round. The 38-year-old Frazier-Lyde, a Philadelphia lawyer and mother of three children, didn’t look nearly as impressive as the 21-year-old Ali did when she won her debut.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Karl Malone scored 25 points, and his tight defense helped cause Tim Duncan to miss his final two shots as the Utah Jazz broke a six-game losing streak with a 93-90 victory Sunday over San Antonio.
John Stockton provided the clutch shots the Jazz needed to halt their longest losing streak since dropping nine straight in 1983.
With the Jazz down two points, Stockton made a 3-pointer with two minutes remaining to put Utah ahead 89-88. After Terry Porter powered in for a layup, Stockton’s driving layup with 16 seconds remaining gave Utah a 91-90 lead.
On the next possession,
Duncan was closely guarded by Malone and clanged a jumper off the back rim from 20 feet away. A loose ball foul on Jaren Jackson gave Bryon Russell a pair of free throws which put Utah ahead 93-90.
Duncan, again closely guarded by Malone, airballed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Too much Moss for AFC to handle
HONOLULU (AP) — The AFC didn’t have an answer for Randy Moss.
The Minnesota Vikings second-year receiver was the star of the Pro Bowl, catching nine passes for a record 212 yards, scoring a touchdown and setting up four other scores as the NFC routed the AFC 51-31 Sunday.
“If I’m not into the game, if I’m bored, that’s the only way I think I can be stopped,” said the 6-foot-4 Moss, who used his height advantage to outleap the AFC defensive backs, particularly
5-11 Sam Madison of Miami and
6-foot James Hasty of Kansas City.
Moss’ catches set up two of Tampa Bay fullback Mike Alstott’s three touchdowns. He also had key catches on drives that led to two of three field goals by Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions.
World wins 9-4 in All-Star Game
TORONTO (AP) — All things considered, the Bure brothers should have been in Philadelphia.
There was plenty of brotherly love Sunday at the Air Canada Centre as Pavel Bure scored three times — set up twice by younger sibling Valeri — and added an assist, giving the World team a 9-4 victory over North America in the NHUs 50th All-Star game.
“I’m his biggest fan,” said Valeri Bure, who has not played often with his brother since they were Red Army teammates. “It^s easy to play with him. Ninety-nine percent of the time, give him the puck he scores a goal.”
With those family feeds, Pavel, who has an NHL-best 37 goals with the Florida Panthers, captured the garnet Most Valuable Player award. The Bures became the 12th set of brothers to appear in the same game, and eighth to play on the same team.
“Obviously, it is a great honor to be MVP of the All-Star game,” said the Russian Rocket, who scored the 11th All-Star hat trick.
“I was playing with my brother.
... he helped me to get MVP, so it is just a special night.”
This was the first win for the World team since the NHL adopted this format in 1998.
No U.S. boats in America’s Cup final
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Five American syndicates ran expensive campaigns to win the America^ Cup. Too many, says Paul Cayard, after he failed as his country’s last hope.
“We were too diluted,” he says. “Having five or six teams from the United States is not the best way to put our best foot forward.” With a budget estimated at $32 million, Cayard’s AmericaOne lost the best-of-nine challenger finals 5-4 when Prada won the last race Sunday by 49 seconds. The Italian syndicate reportedly had at least twice as much money to spend.
So for the first time in 31 America’s Cup competitions starting in 1851, no U.S. boat will be in the finals. The country that won the first 25 events has lost three of the six since then and an unprecedented two straight
Hingis wins third Pan Pacific title
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion and top-seeded Martina Hingis overcame sixth-seeded Sandrine Testud 6-3, 7-5 for her third Pan Pacific Open ride.
Hingis and France^ Mary Pierce won the doubles title, 6-4, 6-1 over France’s Alexandra Fusai and Nathalie Tauziat.
Parsons takes Norman Int’l win
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Lucas Parsons had six birdies during Sunday Is 67 for a four-stroke victory in the Greg Norman International.
The Australian, a co-leader after three rounds, began with a bridie at the first hole and closed with a birdie on 18 for a 19-under 273 total.
Australian Peter Senior (69) finished second at 277.
Sweden’s Per-Ulrik Johansson (69) tied for third at 279 with Scodand’s Andrew Coltart (71). Welshman David Parte (74), co third-round leader, was Fifth at 280.
U.S. soccer loses
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Playing with new coach April Heinrichs and without four members of the World-Cup winning squad Sunday, the U.S. women gave up two goals in the last IO minutes and lost 3-2 to Norway.
The Americans played their first exhibition since signing a new contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, ending a boycott that kept them from a tournament in Australia.
Scoring for the Americans were Kristine Lilly and Mia Hamm, whose 115th career goal extended her international record.
New indoor track record set
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Denmark’s Wilson Kipketer broke the world indoor record in 2 minutes, 15.25 seconds at the seldom-run 1,000 meters at Sunday’s Stuttgart meet.
Ethiopian Million Wolde won the men^ 3,000 at 7:35.84, compatriot Hailu Mekonnen took the women’s 1,500 at 3:35.58, the Bahamas’ Savatheda Fynes captured the women’s 60 at 7.04, and Germany’s Stefan Holz won the men’s 400 at 46.08.
0-0 tie after regulation. New Braunfels won the shootout with Jessica Charles and Andi Jo Elbel scoring to Boerne’s one goal by Nichelle Almandarez. The win left the Lady Unicorns’ record at 7-3 overall and 1-0 in the district. Boerne fell to 4-3-1.
Boerne redeemed itself with an 8-2 trouncing of Kerrville Tivy in
the second game. Laura Pendergast scored Kerrville^ two goals while Boerne scorers included Almandarez (2), Ashley Hardy (2), Dani Allino (I), Meg Lynch (2) and Chelsea Ellenwood (I). The loss brought Kerrville Tivy^s record to 3-7-1.
New Braunfels Unicorns soundly defeated Kerrville Tivy 7-0 in
the final match of the tournament. Lady Unicorn scorers were Desiree Boyd (I), Charles (I), Lerrin Biggers (2), Andi Jo Elbel (I), Jillian Hazel (I) and Laura Boutwell (I).
New Braunfels (8-3 overall, 1-0 district) took on Seguin at Unicom Stadium Monday night for its second district game.