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Two LDS Golfers Seeking US Amateur Championship, Records
Two LDS golfers are among the eight that made the quarterfinal round of the US Amateur Championship yesterday, and both are seeking to set records by winning the championship. Utah golfer Danny Summerhays is just three wins away from passing Tiger Woods as the youngest US Amateur Champion, while Oregon's Jeff Quinney would become only the fourth man to repeat as champion in the last 50 years, and the first since Tiger Woods' three-peat in 1994-1996.

LDS Punter Starting at U Washington As Freshman
Many young men preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go off to college for a year or two before leaving for their mission. Some of them even make it to college as student-athletes. Some of them even get to play in a few games during "garbage time." However, few young LDS men play any substantial role in major college athletics prior to serving their missions and many of them never make it as athletes after they return. Enter Derek McLaughlin, a freshman from Mesa, Ariz., currently playing big-time football at the University of Washington.

LDS Footballer Playing Through Family Pain
Football players are used to playing in pain. Banged up shins, broken legs, cracked ribs - all just part of the territory. Unfortunately for USC offensive lineman Faaesea Mailo, his pain isn't the physical kind associated with damaged bones or torn cartilage. Instead, Mailo's heart is hurting for his brother. Last May, Mailo's 19-year-old brother, Tusi moved to Southern California to play linebacker for Los Angeles Harbor College and met with an unfortunate accident while swimming at the beach.

Sports: WNBA, WUSA Seasons End, Kent over .300
The regular seasons for the WNBA and for the nascent WUSA have ended with both Mormons in the WNBA on playoff teams. However, Kristen Rasmussen wasn't playing as much last week, and her performance was off her average for the season and while Natalie Williams was playing as much as she has during the season, her performance was off and the Utah Starzz were swept from the playoffs by the Sacramento Monarchs.

Cramer Gets Invite To U.S. Cup Training Camp
All-American Aleisha Cramer is one of five collegiate players to get an invitation to the 24 player training camp. U.S. women's national team head coach April Heinrichs made Cramer's invitation, on Tuesday.

Cougars Set to Battle Tulane in BCA Classic
BYU will kickoff the 2001 season, under the direction of new head coach Gary Crowton, on Saturday, Aug. 25 in the Black Coaches Association Classic. The Cougars will play host to Tulane, which will be making its first-ever trip to Provo. Tulane and BYU last met in the 1998 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The Cougars will look to settle that score, as the Green Wave upended BYU, 41-27, to claim a perfect, 12-0, season.

Ena, Walkenhorst named as Butkus Award candidates
Two BYU linebackers, senior Justin Ena and sophomore Paul Walkenhorst, appeared on the preliminary list of 69 candidates for this yearıs Dick Butkus Award. The Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Inc. hands out the award every year to the nationıs best collegiate linebacker.

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