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Dunlap, Jensen set pace at Amateur.

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CRESWELL - Jim Dunlap of Tigard and Michael Jensen of Los Altos, Calif., each shot 4-under-par 67 to hold a two-shot lead after the first round of stroke play at the PNGA Men's Amateur golf tournament on Monday at Emerald Valley Golf Club.

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Jensen birdied four holes on the front nine to make the turn at 31, but cooled off on the back nine to move into a tie with Dunlap.

Colin Wilcox of Camarillo, Calif., Adam Hagan of Portland and Jake Younan-Wise of Kingscliff, Australia were two shots back after shooting 69.

University of Oregon golfer Derek Sipe of Springfield was part of a four-way tie for sixth at 1 under.

Chris Polski and Ted Whitney of Eugene were each at 1 over for the tournament, tied for 15th.

The top 64 after the second round of stroke play today will advance to match play beginning Wednesday and ending with a 36-hole final on Saturday.

Redmond gets past

Challengers, 11-10

Tanner Hase hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift Redmond to an 11-10 victory over the Eugene BiMart Challengers in a nonleague game Monday at Swede Johnson Stadium.

Brady Kirkpatrick had two hits including a double, and Mike Dickman hit a two-run single for Eugene (21-16).

Hit-by-pitch gives Titans extra-inning win

SPRINGFIELD - Cameron Dixon was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Quality Financial Group Titans of Springfield at 14-13 victory over the Three Rivers Casino Sandblasters in an American Legion Area 3 game.

Jesse Westbrook was 4-for-6 with a double and scored the winning run for the Titans (3-6 Area 3, 15-13 overall), and Cody Garner was 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, in addition to striking out 11 in seven innings pitched.

Cole Skriver was 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs for the Sandblasters, and Drew Rainwater was 3-for-6 with two runs.

UO reaches agreement with prep running back

Oregon has reached a financial aid agreement with Javes Lewis, a standout running back from Tustin (Calif.) High School, according to a UO spokesman.

Lewis rushed for 1,480 yards as a senior last fall but will play cornerback for the Ducks, he told the Tustin News. Lewis did not sign a binding letter of intent, and though Oregon has committed to giving him a scholarship, Lewis isn't bound to that agreement until he enrolls.

Lewis had reportedly considered San Jose State and Idaho before choosing to attend Santa Ana Junior College. He told the Tustin newspaper that UO defensive backs coach John Neal began recruiting him after seeing Lewis work out at Santa Ana.

Centrowitz gets better of battle at Pan Am meet

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Incoming Oregon freshman Matthew Centrowitz evened the score with current Duck A.J. Acosta.

Centrowitz, who finished .01 seconds behind Acosta in the 1,500 meters at the USA Junior Championships, beat Acosta by the same amount in the event at the Pan American Junior Championships on Sunday.

Centrowitz won the race in 3 minutes, 56.63 seconds, and Acosta was second in 3:56.64.

Centrowitz was the fourth Duck to win at the meet, joining freshman Nicole Blood (3,000, 9:22.35), freshman Kenny Klotz (10,000, 31:04.57) and incoming freshman Jamesha Youngblood (long jump, 21-0).

Beavers participate

in 'Extreme Makeover'

CORVALLIS - After another College World Series victory, the Oregon State Beaver baseball team is headed for prime time.

A group of OSU players, including coach Pat Casey, pitchers Eddie Kunz and Blake Keitzman, infielders Lonnie Lechelt and Brett Casey, outfielders Scott Santschi and Braden Wells, catchers Erik Ammon and Casey Priseman and manager Peter Hughes, will appear on an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" this fall.

The players helped demolish a house in Lewisburg, just north of Corvallis, for the show. The episode is scheduled to run on ABC in the early fall.

Crushers finish second

at ASA state tourney

The Elmira Crushers 14U ASA softball team finished second in the C State Tournament, losing 3-0 in the championship game to the South County Lancers at Waldport on Sunday.

Skylar Huske went 2-for-3 for Elmira.
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Title Annotation:Sports; University of Oregon's Derek Sipe stands sixth after first round of the PNGA golf event
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 10, 2007
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