MIDWAY, Utah - Hollidaysburg native Anthony DeGol failed to make the cut at the USGA U.S. Public Links Championship at Soldier Hollow Golf Course Tuesday.
DeGol shot a 5-over par 76 in Monday's first round and followed that with a 4-over par 75 on Tuesday for a total of 151. DeGol's score of 9-over par left him tied for 99th in the 156-person field.
The top 64 qualified for the third round, which is match play.
San Diego's James Erkenbeck is the No. 1 seed in match play after completing the stroke play round at 7-under par.
Gillam finishes 25th
PITTSBURGH - Tyrone graduate Jimmy Gillam earned $430 after tying for 25th at the 108th PNC West Penn Open Championship held at Fox Chapel Golf Club.
Gillam shot rounds of 71, 74 and 74. He finished 16 shots behind Johnstown's Dan Thompson, who earned $6,500, by shooting a 64, 67 and 72.
Artie Fink Jr., who is an amateur and wasn't elligible to win money, finished with a total of 224 in a tie for 33rd.
2 Lions on watch lists
UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State football players Silas Redd and Gerald Hodges are on the watch lists for the Maxwell and Chuck Bednarik Awards, respectively, presented by the Maxwell Football Club.
Penn State leads all colleges and universities with its seven Maxwell Award winners and its four Bednarik Award recipients.
The Maxwell Award is presented in honor of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, legendary college player, official and sports columnist. First bestowed in 1937, the Maxwell Award will be presented for the 76th time to the nation's college football player of the year.
The Bednarik Award was established in 1995 and is presented in honor of linebacking great Chuck Bednarik, a member of both the College Football and NFL Halls of Fame, annually to the nation's defensive player of the year.
PITTSBURGH-Two more Pitt players were named preseason candidates for top national awards.
Senior Hubie Graham is one of 33 players named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, annually presented to the nation's top tight end. Additionally, senior Ryan Turnley has been named to the 51-player preseason list for the Rimington Trophy, given to college football's top center.
Graham had 28 catches for 325 yards (11.6 avg.) and three touchdowns in 2011, his first active season at Pitt following his transfer from Illinois.
Turnley started every contest at center last year, his first season at the position. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder was the offensive front's most consistent performer despite having to endure nagging foot injuries.
PSU tickets on sale
TIPTON - Tickets are on sale right now for the Penn State men's basketball day that will be held at DelGrosso's Amusement Park on Monday, Aug. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.
Head coach Patrick Chambers will be on hand, along with select members of this year's 2012-13 team.
Tickets are $12 for the dinner, which includes a drink.
Tickets are available at the park office, Irwin Financial or the Penn State men's basketball office, and can also be obtained by contacting Carl DeCaspers or Tony Labriola. The tickets must be purchased by Aug. 16. No tickets will be sold at the event.
For more information, call 684-4769.
Flash do some work
The St. Francis University men's basketball team swapped its uniforms for tool belts on Saturdaywhen it spent the day volunteering at an Altoona Habitat for Humanity project.
The entire Red Flash team was on hand to do its part by hanging drywall, assembling cabinets and clearing brush from around the home. Steve Danfield helped to coordinate the team's involvement, which was ultimately driven by SFU's three captains - Tony Peters, Anthony Ervin and Umar Shannon.
"This was something our captains came up with as a way to give back to the community," said Shannon. "We think it's important for us to get out into the community and do things like this. Not only did we help out a local family, but it was also a good opportunity for our team to come closer together."
Shannon added that he expects the team to become involved with similar causes in the future.