S'pore end 23rd in Eisenhower Trophy
RIVIERA MAYA (Mexico) • Singapore's best amateur golfer Gregory Foo slumped to a seven-over 78 on the final day of the Eisenhower Trophy - the biennial men's amateur golf team championship.
But 70s by Joshua Ho and Joshua Shou on Saturday ensured that the Republic ended 23rd among 71 teams on four-under 568 (on two courses). Australia won the title at 38-under, a massive 19 shots over England.
Ho ended the best of the trio in the individual competition at joint-53rd on three-over 289, with world No. 77 Foo a shot back, tying for 61st. Shou totalled 294, joint 87th among 210 golfers. Australian Cameron Davis was the champion on 269.
Rugby women fifth but men finish bottom
INCHEON (South Korea) • The Singapore women's team finished fifth in the Asia Rugby Korea Sevens leg at the Namdong Asia Rugby Stadium yesterday, beating the hosts 26-10 in the Plate semi-finals and Guam 10-5 in the final.
But the men were last, after losing 7-41 to Chinese Taipei in the Plate semi-final and 21-24 to a makeshift Japan side in the seventh-place play-off.
Hong Kong thrashed Sri Lanka 36-0 for the men's title, while China beat Japan 21-14 for the women's crown.
Marlins' Fernandez dies in boat mishap
MIAMI • One of baseball's best young players, the Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, died yesterday at the age of 24 after a boating accident.
He was born in Cuba and defected to the United States in 2007 at the age of 15.
Known for his outgoing personality, he was considered one of the best young pitchers in baseball, and won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2013 and was a two-time All-Star.