FSJ’s Kirby Dreher off to the Canadian Women’s Open

first_imgKirby Dreher of Fort St. John, B.C. outlasted the field Tuesday to claim top honours and an exemption into the Canadian Women’s Open.Dreher, a 21 year-old amateur who attends Kent State University, started the day 4 strokes ahead of the pack in the final event on the Canadian Women’s Tour, but shot a 4 over par 76 to edge out the field and complete the amateur sweep of the women’s tour season.Struggling down the stretch at Camelot Golf and Country Club, Dreher’s scorecard included five birdies, seven bogeys and a double bogey with most of the damage happening on the back nine. She sat at 1 under par heading into Tueday’s final holes, but made a double bogey on the 11th to momentarily sit tied with Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que.Advertisement – Advertisement -Despite regularly getting into trouble off the tee, Dreher persevered by hitting a number of miraculous recovery shots which lead to a birdie on the 12th and an incredible par on 14. “I was in some pretty deep trouble on 14,” said an elated Dreher. “I hit my tee shot into the trees in the middle of the split fairway and hit an incredible punch shot to 15 feet which helped me to save par.”Dreher edged out Corina Kelepouris of Drayton Valley, Alta., Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, B.C., and Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que. by a single stroke. In addition, four more exemptions were awarded thanks to spots made available through the Canadian Women’s Tour Order of Merit final standings.The 2008 Order of Merit standings were lead all year by Sue Kim, who finished with 1487.5 points to round out her dominant year on tour.Earning Order of Merit exemptions into this year’s Canadian Women’s Open are Corina Kelepouris of Drayton Valley, Alta., with 845 points, Seema Sadekar of Toronto with 832.5 points, Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, B.C., with 725 points and Jessica Carafiello of Coral Springs, Fla., with 712.5. (courtesy of the CP)last_img read more

Club Comes First: Chennaiyin FC Coach John Gregory Hints at Resignation After Bengaluru FC Loss

first_img bengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfootballindian football First Published: November 10, 2019, 11:24 PM IST Bengaluru: John Gregory may not stay at Chennaiyin FC post the international break after the club failed to register a single win after four games into the Indian Super League 2019-20 season.In the last game before the break, Chennaiyin FC were thrashed 3-0 by defending champions Bengaluru FC and on top of that, they have failed to find the back of the net even once in four games so far. Gregory had led the club to victory in the 2016-17 season but Chennaiyin FC also finished at the bottom last season under his watch.After a torrid start to the new season, Gregory is now not sure if their partnership is good for the club anymore.”It’s about time I sit with the owner and had a talk. She has been supportive and I need to talk now. We can’t continue like this. I carried this club on my shoulders for the last two years. It’s not easy, I have never worked so hard but I think it might be time for someone to take over. I have tried my best but the club comes first. I’m hurting like hell, more than you would ever believe,” Gregory said in the post-match press conference.Chennaiyin FC were never in the game as Bengaluru FC wrecked havoc at their defence right from the start and scored twice within the first half an hour to suck the life out of the visitors.”We did not start strong. To concede two goals in the manner we did is extremely frustrating. We gave the ball in their half and suddenly (Sunil) Chhetri was through on goal. To be fair, we started well in the last two games but not today.””Bengaluru FC were causing a lot of problems and we could not deal with them very well. We were second to every ball and they were moving the ball well. In the second half, we passed well and created a few chances,” Gregory further said.Gregory made the choice to not start Lallianzuala Chhangte, a move that surprise one and all, especially for a club that is still seeking its first goal.”We started Dragos (Firtulescu) in three games and I wanted to change a few things. Rahim (Ali) has been exciting in the training and wanted his chance. With (Lallianzuala) Chhangte, he had three games in seven days recently. Both he and Thapa were exhausted. They have played non-stop action in the last 12 months. This was an ideal time to rest him.”Chennaiyin FC play their first match after the break on November 25 at home against new entrants Hyderabad FC. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Report Says 12000 Alaskans Without Reliable Access To Health Care

first_imgWhen Governor Sean Parnell decided to reject federal Medicaid expansion last fall, he asked for a study detailing the safety net services available to low income Alaskans. That report is out this week and it shows 12,000 Alaskans have no reliable access to health care, particularly specialty care.Download AudioThe report shows basic health care – like a primary care doctor’s visit is generally accessible, even to low income, uninsured patients. Community health centers like the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center provide services on a sliding fee scale. The report was prepared by the Department of Health and Social Services. Commissioner Bill Streur says there are 200 locations across the state that offer basic health care to low income Alaskans:“The range of preventative services, the range of primary care services and the options for those folks are pretty significant,” Streur said.But Streur acknowledges many low-income and uninsured Alaskans have more complicated medical needs. When that’s the case, they may find help through a patchwork system of charity care. Those options include hospital emergency rooms and Project Access, which connects uninsured residents to specialists willing to wave their fees. Streur says his department is trying to figure out how many uninsured Alaskans need regular access to specialty care:“The majority are people with a chronic condition that require specialty care and there’s no service available to them,” Streur said.The report also identifies outpatient mental health care as an area that may not be available to the uninsured. The department doesn’t make recommendations for addressing the overall gap in access. Streur says that will be the job of the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group that started meeting this spring:“What could we do under Medicaid, what could we do under other initiatives to be able to fill this gap?” Streur asked.Alaskans who fall into the gap generally are childless adults who have incomes under $15,000 a year. They aren’t eligible for subsidies to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act because the law assumed they would qualify for Medicaid instead.last_img read more