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The Centralian Advocate Tue 28 Sep 2021



The Centralian Advocate Tue 28 Sep 2021


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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 2021 SPORT 27 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Lee falters at death A SHORT approach to the final hole cost Australian Minjee Lee her chance at a second victory for 2021 after finishing one shot behind winner Nasa Hataoka at the LPGA event in Arkansas. Playing ahead of Lee, Hataoka nervously three putted the par-5 18th hole. It left Lee, who started the day tied for the lead, one shot back in the group behind Hataoka. The Australian, the No.9 ranked player in the world, ripped a long drive down the centre. But trying to make the green in two, Lees second shot fell well short. She didnt get her pitch close enough and had to settle for a closing par, to finish in a tie for second. THE US crushed Europe 19-9 to recapture the Ryder Cup in a performance captain Steve Stricker called the greatest of all time. Collin Morikawa, the 24year-old world No.3, delivered the winning half point when he tied his match with Viktor Hovland at Whistling Straits. He was one of eight 20somethings on a US team that featured nine players in the worlds top 11 all gunning to regain the coveted trophy won by Europe in France three years ago. S p e e c h less, US captain Steve Stricker (pictured) said, tearing up as he talked of the commitment that resulted in dominant victory. The Americans became the first team to notch 19 points, beating the previous record of 18.5 achieved twice by each team before. This is the greatest team of all time, Stricker said, saying his youthful line-up represented a new era for USA golf. They come with a lot of passion, a lot of energy, a lot of game. They are just so good. World No.2 Dustin Johnson, at 37 the oldest member of the team, provided a template for his younger colleagues, his 1-up singles victory over Paul Casey giving him a perfect 5-0 record. US punish Europe at Kohler Sam Kerr celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Manchester United. Picture: Getty AUSSIES STRIKE SUPER FORM SAM Kerr scored a double as Matildas stars found form for their English clubs ahead of next months two-game series against Brazil in Sydney. Kerrs brace came in Chelseas 6-1 Womens Super League away thrashing of Manchester United on Sunday night. The Matildas captain wasnt the only Australian to score twice, with former Brisbane Roar star Tameka Yallop also netting a double in her West Ham debut. Yallops goals helped the Hammers thrash Leicester 4-0. West Ham manager Olli Harder said Yallops debut was fantastic. Tameka did well today, Harder said. Shes still doing the same things she has always been doing, making runs into the box, getting into dangerous positions, and for us thats important. Its nice to have her with us finally a fantastic debut for her. Also finding the back of the net was another former Roar star Emily Gielnik, whose 48th-minute strike was enough to secure Aston Villa a 1-0 away win over Brighton. The win moved Villa to third on the ladder, a point ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea. Yallops West Ham, whose side also included Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, are seventh. Kerr, Yallop, Gielnik and Arnold are set to be part of the Matildas squad for matches against Brazil at CommBank Stadium on October 23 and 26. The two-game series will be the first time since March last year that the Matildas have played on home soil, with Football Australias quarantine management plan having been approved by the NSW government. FA CEO James Johnson said: We have made it our priority to bring our national teams home for international football. FA is hopeful a similar quarantine management plan will allow the Socceroos to host Saudi Arabia in a World Cup qualifier at CommBank Stadium on November 11. MARCO MONTEVERDE THE incredible Ms Fox, Australias kayak queen Jess Fox, has added another world title to her stunning list of career accolades. In what looks another promising sign for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Fox won gold in the new extreme slalom event at the world championships in Bratislava. Fox suffered disappointment over the weekend when she failed to even reach the final in the C1 and K1 events the first time in her career she had failed in both races. They were also the events for which she won medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. But the Aussie champ put the heartbreak of the severe time penalties in her pet events aside to make amends in the sports newest event. It wasnt my weekend this weekend in either the kayak or the canoe, so I just wanted to have fun in the extreme and it felt great to be out there, Fox said. It was exhausting, mentally as well, because I had good runs and it just comes down to centimetres and a tiny bit of precision, and its a huge penalty and youre out. Ive had an amazing season, and this is a great way to finish. Germanys Elena Apel continued her incredible weekend with a silver medal to add to her gold in the C1 and silver in the K1, while American teenager Evy Leibfarth took the bronze. Fox rocks rivals again to claim another world title Jess Fox at the Olympics. TODD BALYM ANGE HOLDS FIRM CELTIC boss Ange Postecoglou is refusing to surrender to his critics after another disappointing result. The Hoops were held to a 1-1 weekend home draw by Dundee United that has left them in sixth on the Scottish Premiership ladder and six points behind leaders and arch rivals Rangers. But the former Socceroos coach isnt panicking in the face of criticism. I know people are wanting to push me on some kind of edge off the ledge somewhere. Its just not going to happen, Postecoglou said after the draw. I believe the road we have started on will get us there. STAR Australian batter Rachael Haynes flew to the Gold Coast with her teammates on Monday as officials wait on scan results that could determine if she plays in this weeks Test match against India. Haynes and fellow batting gun Beth Mooney were both forced from the field during Indias victorious run chase on Sunday in Mackay as Australias 25-match one-day winning streak came to an end. Both had varying degrees of hamstring soreness, with Haynes severe enough to be sent for scans before she flew south with her teammates. Australian captain Meg Lanning said she didnt think the injury issues were anything major but if one or both missed the Test match the teams batting depth would get a significant test. Haynes made 93 not out in the opening ODI, missed the second after copping a blow to her elbow in the nets, then returned to make 13 in the third game. Mooney was the matchwinner in game two with an unbeaten 125, which she backed up with 52 in Sundays loss. We will assess it and hopefully we can put together our strongest team, Lanning said after spinner Georgia Wareham also suffered a quad injury last Friday and Sophie Molineux took a nasty knock to her face on Sunday. The entire seven-match, multi-format series against India is being played across just 20 days, so any injuries can have a major impact. Australia is already without fast bowlers Megan Schutt and Tayla Vlaeminck for the one-off Test, while spinner Jess Jonassen wont play any of the series. Lanning said exposing young quicks Darcie Brown, Hannah Darlington and Stella Campbell in the one-day series could have more immediate benefits for the Test match. We knew wed be tested with our depth, Lanning said. It did provide us the opportunity for younger players to have a crack and show us what theyve got. Everyone who has come in has played a role and showed some exciting skills. Its great for our future, to be able to come and contribute straight away shows how strong the depth is. Allrounder Annabel Sutherland also claimed 3-30 from seven overs in her first international in almost a year on Sunday. Lanning said she bowled the 19-year-old more than had been planned prematch, making the instinct call given how well her bowling was suiting the conditions. But her ability with the bat could be called on for the Test match should Haynes or Mooney be unavailable. She was excellent, Lanning said. Shes had to wait her turn a little bit to get her crack and today was her opportunity, and I thought she did a great job. Its going to be pretty difficult to pick the team (for the Test), theres a lot of good young fast bowlers in form. Its going to come down to what the conditions look like and how we think we can take 20 wickets, which is going to be the biggest challenge. Injury has side line-up in doubt RUSSELL GOULD Rachael Haynes.