Golf: Princeton's Emma Talley has advanced to the semi final round of the US Women's Amateur in Charleston, SC. It took the University of Alabama sophomore to be 19 holes, but Talley defeated Su-Hyun Oh of Austrailia 1 up after rolling in a four foot par putt on the extra hole.
Talley faces UCLA freshman to be and former Junior Ryder and Solheim Cup teammate Alison Lee today in one of the semi final matches at the Country Club of Charleston. The other semi final has Doris Chen of Taipei meeting Cindy Feng, with the two winners to play in the championship match on Sunday.
At the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner blistered the Oak Hill course with a 63, tying the record for a low round in a major and setting the new course record at Oak Hill. Dufner stands at 9 under par heading into today's third round, leading co first round leaders Jim Furyk and Masters champion Adam Scott along with Matt Kuchar by two shots. The trio stand at 7 under par. US Open champion Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson both stand at 6 under.
Tiger Woods is at one over par, while British Open champion Phil Mickelson is at two over par, along with Lexington native Josh Teater. Nashville's Brandt Snedeker is at three over par.
College Football: Rain greeted the Kentucky Wildcats and their fans during the Fan Day held last night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. Coach Mark Stoops called the two hour work out the worst of fall camp. He was not pleased with the Wildcats energy, concentration and execution. However, he was pleased with the fans support and attendance.
Western Kentucky has added a big name to its future football schedules. The Courier Journal reported Friday the Hilltoppers will play at Illinois of the Big 10 in the 2014 and 2017 seasons. The game next year will mark the first the schools have played against each other. Both meetings will take place in Champaign, IL. WKU will mark its first season in Conference USA in 2014, after a long association ends with the Sun Belt Conference after this season.
Four former Vanderbilt University football players have been charged with rape in connection with a sex crime which occured on campus. The Tennessean reports 20-year-old Brandon Vandenburg of California, 19-year-old Brandon Eric Banks of Maryland, 18-year-old Jaborian McKenzie of Mississippi and 19 year old Cory Batey of Nashville were all charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also charged with one count of unlawful photography and tampering with evidence.
Batey was arrested Friday and jailed on $350,000 bond. The others know they are wanted, but have yet to be arrested. Investigators say the event occurred early on the morning of June 23rd. The 21-year-old current student was reportedly unconscious when the four assaulted her. However, university officials did not report the incident until two days later. Vanderbilt officials issued a statement Friday offering condolence to the student and stating all athletes would be held accountable for their actions.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will be without the services of linebacker Collin McCarthy when they face the Cincinnati Bengals next Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium. McCarthy missed Thursday night's pre season opener against the Washington Redskins due to a hamstring injury.
Little League Baseball: For the second straight year, a Middle Tennessee team is headed to the Little League World Series. South Nashville defeated Tuckahoe, VA 5-3 in the finals of the Southeast Region Friday night in Warner Robbins, GA.