Martin earns spotin golf regional
PERU — Lewis Cass boys golfer Jacob Martin survived the Peru Sectional on Monday at Rock Hollow G.C. The King senior fired an 83 and earned one of the three individual tickets to the Warsaw Regional on Thursday.
The top three teams advance to the regional and the top three individuals from non-advancing teams also move on. Western fired a 315 to win the Peru Sectional, its first sectional title. Kokomo (326) and Peru (335) took the other advancing spots.
Cass (379) finished sixth in the 12-team field. Joining Martin in the Kings’ lineup were Blake Clark (91), Derek Dittfield (94), Kolbie Cox (111) and John Harlin (117).
Western’s Tyler White was medalist with a 1-over 73.
Connaughton to playfor Irish hoops team
SOUTH BEND (AP) — Pat Connaughton is going to be a two-sport athlete for a bit longer, only now he’s going to be paid for one.
Connaughton said Monday he has reached an agreement with the Baltimore Orioles, who picked him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft last week, but has not yet signed a contract. He said the organization will allow him to play basketball at Notre Dame his senior year, saying his initial contract will be for six or seven weeks.
The 6-foot-5 right-hander was 3-5 with a 3.92 ERA in 10 starts for the Irish and was a swingman on the basketball team, finishing third in scoring at 13.8 points a game. He dunked on Duke’s Jabari Parker and struck out Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.
Connaughton plans to travel to Baltimore on Tuesday, then head to Sarasota, Florida, later in the week to begin his minor league career. He told Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey that he will be back in South Bend on July 30 so he can have a week to get ready for the team’s trip to Italy