SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/It's a career-best finish for the 21-year-old from the University of Oregon; Tennant, Easterly win Oregon Mid-Am titles


• Jason Day held off tour rookie and former Oregon Ducks standout Aaron Wise to win the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Day birdied the 16th and 17th holes to break free from a tie for first with Wise.

"One of the best wins I've ever had," Day said.

Day finished the day with a 2-under-par 69 and had a 12-under 272 total.

Wise, 21, had a fourth-round 68 and totaled 10-under 274. Nick Watney rolled in a 59-foot birdie on the final hole to tie Wise.

"Really, really proud (of myself)," said Wise, whose previous best finish was a tie for 10th. "I thought I legitimately had a chance to win. It was pretty cool to pull off some shots for par under the pressure.

"It was up and down. There were times when I was calm out there and there were times when I looked at the leaderboard and had to calm myself down."

Bryson DeChambeau was fourth at 276. The group at 277 consisted of Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey and Peter Uihlein. Masters champion Patrick Reed was eighth at 278.

The day began with Day leading at 10-under, Watney at 8-under, and Wise in a group at 7-under that included Uihlein, DeChambeau and Casey.

A birdie on the 14th put Wise alone in second at 10-under, with Watney at 9-under.

Day, a former No. 1-ranked golfer in the world and looking for his 12th win, bogeyed the 13th and 14th to drop into a tie for the lead with Wise at 9-under.

Watney drove left into the water on the par-5 15th, and then Day drove into a fairway bunker on the other side.

Wise drove 383 yards on the par-4 16th, then two-putted for par.

The 17th, a 230-yard par-3 playing the toughest of any hole on the course, was next, and Wise missed the green with a 6-iron but made a curling 8-footer for par.

His tee shot on the par-4 18th drifted right of the fairway. Before he hit his second shot, Day sank an 11-foot putt for birdie on the 16th to reclaim the outright lead. Then Wise tried to cut a 7-iron and went too far right, forcing him to make a tough pitch out of the rough, with water just beyond the green. Wise managed to get within six feet of the hole and hole that for par.

But Day drilled a 7-iron off the cut on the 17th and made a three-foot birdie putt to get to 12-under, two ahead of Wise.

On the 18th, Day pushed his approach right of the green. But, needing only bogey or better to win, he was able to chip out of the rough to eight feet and made it for the two-stroke victory.

Other finishers included: Rory McIlroy (71 on Sunday), 281; Rickie Fowler (73), 282; and Tiger Woods (74), 286.


• Caroline Inglis of Portland tied for 69th in the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic in The Colony, Texas.

The former Oregon Ducks star shot a final-round, par 71 for a 1-over 143 total.

The tournament was shortened from 72 to 36 holes due to inclement weather.

Sung Hyun Park won at 11-under 131, one ahead of Lindy Duncan.


• Bob Gilder, from Corvallis, tied for 58th in the Inperity Invitational at The Woodlands, Texas. He had a final-round, 2-under 70 for a total of 3-over 219.

Brian Henninger of Wilsonville, after rounds of 76-78, also closed with a 70 and tied for 69th at 8-over 224.

Bernhard Langer won at 11-under, one ahead of Paul Goydos, Jeff Maggert and Bart Bryant.


• At Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Portland's Lara Tennant and Clackamas' Jake Easterly captured titles inthe 30th Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship.

Tennant won for the second year in a row and fourth time overall (2003, 2007 also).

Easterly's victory was his first.

Tennant and first-round leader Gretchen Johnson of Portland dueled in the final group on Day 2. Tennant played her final eight holes in 1-under to shoot 74 for a 36-hole, 3-over 147 that was three ahead of Johnson (79 on Sunday).

Portland's Amanda Jacobs, Euegene's Leilani Norman and Bend's Rosie Cook tied for third at 152.

Easterly caught first-round leader Brandon Lorain of Woodburn, using an eagle on the par-5 8th hole to help build a four-shot lead by the turn.

Happy Valley's Pat O'Donnell shot 49 to finish second at 3-under 141, one stroke behind Easterly, who closed with a 71.

Defending champion Jack Dukeminier of Beaverton and Jake O'Neal of Vancouver, Wash., tied for third at 142.


Portland native Galen Rupp won the Prague Marathon in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 7 seconds, a personal best by more than three minutes.

Sisay Lemma was second in 2:07:03, and stayed with Rupp until the final four kilometers.


• In the Pac-12 heptathlon at Stanford, Oregon's Kylee O'Connor was sixth and Oregon State's Saskia McNairy seventh. O'Connor had 5,271 points; McNairy had 5,150. The winner, Alissa Brooks-Johnson of Washington State, scored 5,977.

• Oregon's Austin Torres placed sixth in the Pac-12 decathlon at Stanford.

He totaled 5,797 points for the 10 events.

Harrison Williams of Stanford won with 7,525.


L.A. Angels 8, SEATTLE 2

• Rookie Shohei Ohtani out-did veteran Felix Hernandez on the mound, leading the visiting Angels to a 2-1 series victory.

Ohtani (3-1) blanked the Mariners through six innings en route to the win. Ohtani wound up giving up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six before 40,142 at Safeco Field.

Hernandez (4-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Zack Cozart and Mike Trout homered for L.A. Trout's 12th HR of the season was a three-run blast in the sixth, when the Angels scored four runs for a 6-0 lead.

Ryan Healy, a former Oregon Duck, hit his fifth home run of the season, in the seventh off Ohtani to cut the gap to 6-2.

The Angels improved to 21-13, while Seattle fell to 19-14.

Seattle has Monday off, and then will open a stretch of six road games with a 4 p.m. PT Tuesday game at Toronto.

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