OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Duke posted an 11-over 291 for the second straight day to slip into a tie for seventh Monday at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational golf tournament.
Brinson Paolini led the Blue Devils with a two-under 68 and is in third place, one shot off the lead, heading into the final round.
Paolini opened the second round with three straight pars before dropping to 2 over with bogeys on No. 4 and No. 7. He began to turn around the round with a birdie on the par-4 eighth hole and added a birdie on No. 11 to get back to even par.
He parred Nos. 12-14 before adding birdies on the par-4 15th and 17th to get to 2 under. Paolini closed with a par for his 22nd career round in the 60s.
Swimming & Diving: Duke added a class of 16 student-athletes for the 2012-13 season. The group includes student-athletes from eight states, as well as Brussels, Great Britain and Singapore. The group includes Lindsay Cooper of Huntersville, Alex Mendes of Chapel Hill and Kiera Molloy of Raleigh.
Wrestling: Three Duke wrestlers will begin the 2012-13 season ranked among the top 30 in their weight classes according to wrestlingreport.com. Diego Bencomo (No. 30 at 184 pounds), Brandon Gambucci (No. 29 at 133) and Tanner Hough (No. 26 at 141) represented the Blue Devils on the preseason lists.
Soccer: North Carolina men’s soccer sophomores Mikey Lopez and Boyd Okwuonu were named to the U.S. U-20 team for its trip to Marbella, Spain on Oct. 6-17. They were part of a 19-member team announced by coach Tab Ramos.
Lopez and Okwuonu have been a part of nearly every U-20 training camp the past year and were on the U.S. squad at the Milk Cup in Scotland in July.
Basketball: Duke’s Joanne P. McCallie will be one of four area NCAA women’s basketball head coaches who will speak at the Super KNOW event hosted by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, Triangle Sports Commission and the Raleigh chapter of Business and Professional Women on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hilton RDU.
Along with McCallie, Super KNOW’s ESPN living-room style chat will feature N.C. State’s Kellie Harper, Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina and Vanessa Taylor of N.C. Central. The coaches will discuss how they worked to succeed at sports and life.
Other: The Durham Sports Club will meet Wednesday at Croasdaile Country Club. The guest speaker will be Chris Holtmann, men’s basketball coach at Gardner-Webb.
• The Raleigh Sports Club will meet Wednesday at Highland United Methodist Church. Liz Clarke, sportswriter for The Washington Post and formerly with the Charlotte Observer, will be the speaker.