Kim to play in Evian Junior Cup in France
Gina Kim, already named to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Team this month by the American Junior Golf Association, will represent the United States this week in the 2014 Evian Championship Juniors Cup.
The LPGA announced the Juniors Cup team last week, including Kim, Elizabeth Wang (San Marino, Calf.), Garrett Barber (West Palm Beach, Fla.), and Cullan Brown (Eddyville, Ky.)
The Evian Championship Juniors Cup will be played Sept. 16-17 at The Evian Resort and Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France, immediately following the conclusion of the LPGA Tour’s fifth major, The Evian Championship.
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The Evian Championship Juniors Cup will showcase the top international junior player representing 20 different nations across the globe. Each team is comprised of two male and two female players born in or after 2000.
Kim, age 14, is the No. 1 one female golfer in the state of N.C. Junior Girls’ Rankings as of this August.
Strong heading to New York for D-League hoops
Former Chapel Hill High School basketball standout Ben Strong (Guilford College ’08) has been drafted by the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League.
The Knicks, affiliates of the NBA’s New York Knicks, are the D-League’s 18th team and will begin play in November.
Strong concluded his college career with Guilford in 2008, averaging 25.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. In 2006-07, he was named the NCAA Division III Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and D3hoops.com. Guilford’s second all-time leading scorer (2,241 points), he led the Quakers to a 48-10 record, the 2008 ODAC title and two NCAA playoff appearances in his final two years.
Strong played in Israel and Europe before returning to the United States in 2011.
Strong, with three previous seasons in the D-League, spent the parts of the 2013-14 campaign with Iowa and Delaware before playing the final portion of the season with Austin. The 6-11 center has averaged 6.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 123 career contests with 125 blocked shots.
East Main goes to 9-0
Carrboro’s 300 East Main Street remained undefeated in co-rec softball last week with a pair of wins: 11-4 against Southern Rail on Tuesday and 19-8 against Bread & Butter on Thursday.
Stung by a 24-15 loss Tuesday to third-place Bread & Butter, second place Ghost Riders (6-4) bounced back Thursday with a 32-1 rout of Fightin’ Squids.