GOLF: The Ute men's golf team completed the Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday in second place with a team score of five-under-par, 862 (289-287-286), three-strokes behind the winner. The Utes were led by Luke Swilor, who finished in second individually with a three-round total of six-under, 210 (71-68-71), only three-strokes behind the tournament winner. Other Utes in action included Garrett Clegg, who finished in third with a two-under, 214 (72-72-70). Carl Jensen finished 23rd after he shot a four-over, 220 (72-75-73), and both Ashdon Woods and Steve Newren put up a score of six-over, 222, tying them for 29th. Texas-San Antonio won the tournament with a team score of five-under. Next up for Utah is the Ron Moore Classic on Sept. 28-30.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Utah sophomores Kim Smith and Shona Thorburn captured bronze medals at the 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament today with a 71-34 win over Mexico in Culiacan, Mexico.
Thorburn finished the game with five points, five rebounds and four assists. Smith added three rebounds and two points.
Team Canada finished third in the tournament with a 3-2 record. The team fell to Brazil yesterday in the semifinals, thus eliminating the Canadians from contention for the 2004 Olympic Games.
FOOTBALL: The Snow College Badgers took their 1-0 WSFL record on the long road to Yuma, Ariz., to face No. 15 Arizona Western and proved that if you have a one-dimensional offense youd better have a good defense and special teams. The Badgers long ride home was a good one after a 44-28 victory.
Turnovers plagued the Matadors as Snow College recovered four fumbles and Derek Beardall returned one fumble 45 yards for a touchdown. The Badgers were a little slow to capitalize on the turnovers when they recovered a fumbled punt and after failing to advance the ball had a field goal blocked.
Their next possession resulted in a 55-yard drive and a touchdown on a one yard run by Jason Coutts. The touchdown by Beardall gave the Badgers a 12-0 lead after failing on a point after kick was blocked and a failed two-point conversion try.
The Badgers visit Dixie State College this week.