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• From first to tie for 23rd
• Ferry accepts GM job with Cavaliers
• Adults can learn to swim, too
From first to tie for 23rd
It was a major bummer for Michelle Wie, who was coming off a runner-up finish in the LPGA Championship and was tied for lead going into the final round. The gallery lined both sides of the first fairway, eager to see if the 15-year-old could make headlines around the world.
Wie took double bogey on the opening hole, hitting into the rough and laying up in more rough. She missed putts inside 3 feet on consecutive holes. And trying to hammer a shot out of the thick grass, the ball dribbled only 25 feet. Wie went out in 42 and was never a factor the rest of the day.
“I have to give my ball a GPS because it was lost,” she said.
All it took was one shot — one spectacular birdie from the bunker — to make Birdie Kim a most unlikely U.S. Women’s Open champion Sunday.
Going shot-for-shot with 17-year-old Morgan Pressel in a tense duel at Cherry Hills, the 23-year-old South Korean was trying to get close for par when she holed a 30-yard bunker shot from across the 18th green, raising her arms as the ball disappeared in the back of the cup.
Kim’s victory put an end to Annika Sorenstam’s pursuit of a Grand Slam. Kim finished at 3-over 287 and earned $560,000, the biggest payoff in women’s golf.
Ferry accepts GM job with Cavaliers
CLEVELAND — Danny Ferry has left the front office of the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs to become general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, two league sources said Sunday night.
Ferry, who played 10 seasons with the Cavaliers, accepted the job on Sunday, the sources told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Ferry’s hiring is expected to be announced Monday — one day before the NBA draft.
Ferry spent the last two years as San Antonio’s director of basketball operations under GM R.C. Buford. The 38-year-old Ferry played in a club record 723 games for the Cavaliers from 1990-2000.
He played the final three years of his career with San Antonio, where he worked with Cleveland coach Mike Brown, then an assistant with the Spurs.
An All-American at Duke, Ferry was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in 1989 by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Adults can learn to swim, too
Mokihana Aquatics is opening up a new, adult learn to swim class, which includes aquatic exercise.
Come every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call Coach “O” at 821-0587.
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