Sports World: Quek tied sixth in China with a 62

Quek tied sixth in China with a 62

KUNMING • Singapore's Quincy Quek fired a blistering final-round 62 yesterday in the PGA Tour China Kunming Open to finish tied sixth on 267 (64-72-69-62).

His nine-under round featured 10 birdies and was the joint-lowest score in the 1.5 million yuan (S$315,000) tournament.

Compatriot Jesse Yap was 11th on 269 (67-68-68-66).

Winner Motin Yeung, who represents Hong Kong, beat Englishman Callum Tarren and American Joseph Gunerman in a play-off after the trio had finished on 265.

Lee lifts his way to impressive silver

CALGARY • Powerlifter Clinton Lee finished runner-up in the men's open 74kg category at the World Men's Classic Championships in Canada last Friday.

The 25-year-old's 712.5kg total over the squat, bench press and deadlift categories earned him 515.07 points, behind American winner Taylor Atwood's 546.37. The 12-day tournament ended yesterday.

Triathlete Emma seals spot for YOG

SUBIC BAY • Emma Middleditch finished first in the women's Youth Olympic Games (YOG) qualifiers yesterday at the 2018 Subic Bay ASTC Triathlon Southeast Championships, assuring Singapore of a slot in the Buenos Aires Games in October.

The 16-year-old clocked 1:01:44, ahead of South Korea's Lee Jung Won and China's Yu Winying.

Pace and Nordqvist share lead with 64s

CHICAGO • Lee-Anne Pace and Anna Nordqvist shot almost identical bogey-free 64s on Saturday to share the 54-hole lead on 18-under 198 at the LPGA Tour's Meijer Classic.

South African Pace and Swede Nordqvist started the third round with four birdies in the first five holes then closed with birdies on 18. Pace did one better on the final hole as her birdie came from off the green.


Alonso leads Toyota to Le Mans glory

LE MANS • Toyota won the Le Mans 24 Hours race yesterday with Spain's two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso victorious on his debut and now one step away from the Triple Crown of Motorsport.

The triumph came at the 20th attempt for Toyota, who became only the second Japanese manufacturer to win the world's greatest endurance race after Mazda in 1991. Alonso shared the Toyota TS050 hybrid with Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima.


Cricketer charged with ball-tampering

SAINT LUCIA • Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal was charged by the International Cricket Council yesterday after a ball-tampering row overshadowed the third day of his team's second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia.

The tourists refused to take the field for two hours on Saturday, following a decision by the umpires to charge Sri Lanka with altering the state of the ball during the latter stages of Friday's play.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe