Max Homa Makes Cut In U.S. Golf Association's Amateur Championship
Valencia High graduate Max Homa made the cut for the U.S. Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
Homa, a sophomore at UC Berkeley, shot a 4-over par 76 in the second round of the tournament. He is 2-over par after the first two days of the Amateur Championship and is tied for 24th place with nine players.
Jeff Wilson from Fairfield, Calif., is the leader after the first two rounds of the tournament. He followed a 10-under par 62 in the first round with a 3-over par 74 in the second round. He finished one stroke ahead of Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos and Patrick Rodgers of Avon, Ind.
The Amateur Championship continues today with match play.
In baseball, Hart High graduate Chris Valaika finds himself in a pennant race. Valaika was called up by the Cincinnati Reds and got a hit in his first game in the major leagues.
He singled in the Reds’ 16-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Despite the loss, the Reds lead the National League Central standings by 2 ½ games over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Valaika was called up because of injuries to outfielders Jim Edmonds and Laynce Nix.
Valaika was 1-for-2 in his major league debut and played shortstop after coming in the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.
The Dodgers started their six-game road trip on a winning note. Newly acquired catcher Rod Barrajas hit a three-run home run and the Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3.
Barrajas hit a two-out, home run in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers a two-run lead. Matt Kemp homered in the second inning to put the Dodgers up 2-0.
Dodgers starter Ted Lilly won his fifth game in a row since being traded from the Cubs. He pitched into the seventh inning, giving up three runs on seven hits.
The Dodgers continue their series against the Brewers today. It will be Hiroki Kuroda for the Dodgers against Randy Wolf for the Brewers. Pregame starts at 4:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.