Wu fifth at U.S. Amateur Four-ball
Medford’s Dylan Wu and Northwestern University teammate Andrew Whalen tied fifth place after the second round of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The pair recorded a 9-under-par 131. Wu and Whalen shot a 1-under 69 Sunday on the West Course after grabbing the first-round lead with a championship-record 62. Former Temple University teammates Brandon Matthews and Patrick Ross carded their second consecutive 7-under-par 63 to record a 36-hole stroke-play total of 14-under 126 to win medalist honors by two strokes. The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by five rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with an 18-hole final on Wednesday. Television coverage begins Tuesday at noon on FS1.
Barcelona wins Copa del Rey title
Jordi Alba scored seven minutes into extra time and Neymar sealed the victory late to give Barcelona a bad-tempered 2-0 win over Sevilla for its second straight Copa del Rey title on Sunday. After a 0-0 draw in regulation time, Alba found the net with a low left-footed shot into the far corner after a superb long pass into the area by Lionel Messi. Neymar closed the scoring in injury time to give Barcelona its 28th Copa trophy. Barcelona clinched its 24th Spanish league title last weekend. Barcelona played with 10 men from the 36th after defender Javier Mascherano was sent off with a straight red card. The Catalan club also lost Luis Suarez with a second-half injury.
Cavendish takes Tour of California stage
Mark Cavendish won the final stage of the Tour of California in a sprint finish, and Julian Alaphilippe finished safely in the field to capture the overall title Sunday. The breakaway had 35 seconds on the flat, fast stage with about 2 miles left on the 86-mile route, but it was caught by a main field powered by Peter Sagan's Tinkoff team and Alexander Kristoff's Katusha squad. Cavendish, who excels on flat finishes, was able to outsprint both powerhouses to win his first stage in this year's race and the 10th of his career in California. In the women's race, Kirsten Wild beat Lisa Brennauer and Marianne Vos in a sprint at the finish of a 43-mile criterium, while Megan Guarnier held off Kristin Armstrong to win the overall title.