SPORTS SHORTS: Sloan places 4th
Sloan places 4th at Syncrude Open
Merritt professional golfer Roger Sloan, 25, shot a final round, one-under-par 71 to finish 11-under and fourth overall at the Syncrude Boreal Open in Fort McMurray, Alberta on the weekend.
Sloan’s four-round score of 277 was six shots back of the winner, Cory Renfrew of Victoria, B.C.
Renfrew was forced to win the Syncrude Open in dramatic fashion. After carding a course record 63 (9-under) on his final round to tie Matt Hill of Sarnia, Ontario at 17-under after 72 holes of play, Renfrew then proceeded to defeat Hill in a four-hole sudden-death playoff.
Sloan, for his part, was consistent all weekend long, recording rounds of 69-68-69-71 at the Ft. McMurray Golf Club in northern Alberta. His fourth-place finish earned him $6,600.
Thus far this season, Sloan has picked up earnings of $11,575 on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour. Back on June 7, he finished in a tie for 10th overall at the Victoria Times-Colonist Island Savings Open in B.C.’s provincial capital. On the June 21 weekend, he finished 35th at the ATB Financial Classic in Edmonton.
Sloan’s earnings to date put him in ninth place overall on the CPGT Order of Merit.
The next CPGT event is the Dakota Dunes Casino Open this weekend in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Young wins silver at rugby Nationals
Former Merritt resident and MSS graduate Emily Young helped pace Team BC to a silver medal at the National Women’s League Rugby Championships at Laval University in Quebec City on the weekend.
British Columbia lost 26-12 to Ontario in the gold medal game on Sunday.
Young, a multi-sport athlete during her time in Merritt, currently lives and works in Kamloops. She plays women’s rugby for both the Kamloops Rugby Club and the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club out of Vancouver.