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Rain Cancels Senior Qualifying

March 06, 2001|From Staff Reports

Rain canceled the qualifying round Monday at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai for the SBC Senior Classic.

Four spots in the Senior PGA event, which runs Friday through Sunday at Valencia Country Club, were awarded to Chuck Moran, Roy Vucinich, Barry Jaeckel and Bob Ralston. The alternates are Kiku Arai and Lon Hinkle.

A skills challenge involving eight senior players is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, weather permitting, at Valencia Country Club. Competing for a purse of $24,000 will be three-time SBC Senior Classic champion Joe Inman, Raymond Floyd, Jim Dent, Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson, Bruce Fleisher, Allen Doyle and Bruce Summerhays.

SWIMMING

* Hart High graduate Anthony Ervin of California set a Pacific 10 Conference meet record in winning the 100-yard freestyle in 42.21 seconds Saturday in the conference championships at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach.

Ervin's time bettered the previous record of former Cal teammate Bart Kizierowski, who swam 42.29 last year.

Ervin, who tied for the gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle and was on the silver medalist 400-meter freestyle relay team in the 2000 Olympics, anchored Cal's winning 400-yard free relay team (2:52.20).

He won the 50-yard freestyle Thursday in a meet-record 19.11. Ervin's time surpassed Matt Biondi's 19.15 in 1987 but was just off the NCAA record of 19.08 by Neil Walker of Texas in 1997.

USC junior Joel Everman, a Notre Dame High graduate, placed fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:09.99.

Mark Warkentin, a USC junior who swims for Oxnard-based Buenaventura Swim Club, was sixth in the 1,650 in 15:18.12.

MOTORSPORTS

* Ron Hornaday Jr., formerly of Palmdale, finished ninth in the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday for his first NASCAR Winston Cup top-10 finish.

Hornaday finished behind friend and rival Kevin Harvick, who took over the Richard Childress-owned car formerly driven by Dale Earnhardt.

Hornaday leads Harvick in Winston Cup rookie-of-the-year points, 28-25.

* Cory Kruseman of Ventura finished second in the SCRA sprint car main event at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday.

Tony Jones of Corona won the 30-lap race. Troy Cline of Santa Clarita was third, Troy Rutherford of Ojai was fifth and Marc Hart of Ventura was seventh.

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