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Valencia's Max Homa Reaches 2nd Round Of Match Play At USGA Amateur Championship

khts_sportsValencia High graduate Max Homa won his first round of match play in the U.S. Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

He defeated T.J. Bordeaux of Tacoma, Wash., 2 and 1, to advance in the Amateur Championship.

Homa, a sophomore at UC Berkeley, plays Carter Newman from Augusta, Ga., in the second round of match play this morning. The third round will be played later in the afternoon.

Jeff Wilson from Fairfield, Calif., the leader after the first two round of stroke play, lost in the first round of match play. He is the first medalist since Chris Mundorf to lose in the first round of the USGA Amateur Championship in 2001.

The reigning USGA Amateur Champion, 18-year-old Ben An from Bradenton, Fla., won his first round match, 3 and 2, over David Dannelly of Clemson, S.C.

An will play Alex Shi Yup Kim from Fullerton in the second round.

In hockey, the Kings added a defenseman to their already impressive list of blue liners.

Unrestricted free-agent Willie Mitchell signed a two-year deal with the Kings. He scored four goals and had four assists in 48 games with the Vancouver Canucks last year. Mitchell also racked up 48 penalty minutes. He missed 34 regular season games and the playoffs after sustaining a concussion in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 16.

Mitchell had career highs in games played, 82, assists, 20, and points, 23, in the 2008-09 season.

The Dodgers won a game using a bullpen by committee and keeping Jonathon Broxton away from the ninth inning.

James Loney knocked in two runs in the fifth inning and the Dodgers won 5-4 against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Dodgers second win in a row.

Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven innings, striking out six and allowing four runs on seven hits.

Four Dodger relievers pitched the final two innings, with Octavio Dotel recording the final out and earning his 22nd save. Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning striking out one.

The Dodgers can go for the sweep today against the Brewers. It will be Carlos Monasterios for the Dodgers against Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers. Pregame starts at 10:30 this morning on AM 1220, KHTS.