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Posted 27 Aug 2001   For week ended August 3, 2001
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RM 2nd in Massachusetts' Ouimet Memorial Golf Tournament
Returned LDS missionary Tele Wightman dropped into second place in the final round of the 34th Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament Friday after leading the field by a stroke the day before. Wightman, a senior at the University of South Florida, recorded his best finish in men's level play in the tournament.

LDS Soccer Phenom Helps US National Team Win Nordic Cup
Freshman BYU star Aleisha Cramer scored two goals Tuesday to help the under-21 US women's national soccer team win its third consecutive Nordic Cup title. The competition is considered the world's most prestigious for the age group, but in spite of the high level of competition, the US team outscored its opponents 14-2 in four matches.

Sports: Christensen Still Going Strong
Dodgers center fielder McKay Christensen had another strong week last week, getting 6 hits in 17 at bats (.353) -- not quite the performance in two games the previous week, but still a strong performance and an argument for keeping him on the team. Meanwhile, starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Jason Johnson had good outings last week, but ended up with no decisions after their teams lost. And senior pro Bruce Summerhays tied for 6th place in the State Farm Senior Classic, his third top-ten finish of the year.

Cougars Picked No. 3 in MWC Preseason Poll; Season Starts on Saturday
BYU tallied 91 points, including one first-place vote to earn a No. 3 ranking in the 2001 Mountain West Conference preseason poll, as selected by MWC media.

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LDS Girls Win Karate Awards
Two LDS girls, Neely Tompkins, 15, and her 8-year-old sister, Brinley, won medals in their age groups at the AAU National Karate Championships, held during the last week of June in New Orleans, Louisiana. Neely won two gold medals in her age group in kumite (free fighting) and kata (forms). Brinley won bronze medals in the same events for her age groups. Both girls suffer from physical disabilities, Brinley has a digestive disorder while Neely has arthritis and fibromyalgia.


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