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Hammericksen rebounds; speedway eyes big weekend

LOCAL BRIEFS

Hammericksen misses U.S. Women’s Amateur cut

Medford golfer Baylee Hammericksen shook off a rough opening round at the U.S. Women’s Amateur golf tournament and carded a 2-over 74 Tuesday at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.

The recent St. Mary’s High graduate posted birdies on hole Nos. 3, 5, 7 and 13 to highlight her second round. She finished at 16-over 160, 10 strokes off the cut.

Hammericksen’s second round also included a four bogeys and one double bogey.

Rachel Kuehn fired a 5-under 67 Tuesday to take a two-shot lead at 6-under 138.

S.O. Speedway hosts Monster Truck Nitro Tour

The Monster Truck Nitro Tour will be taking over the Southern Oregon Speedway Friday and Saturday in White City, with a limited number of advance tickets available online at southernoregonmotorsports.com.

Pits open at 6 p.m. Friday, with action starting at 7:30.

There will be two shows Saturday, with pits opening for the first show at noon for a 1:30 p.m. event and then 6 p.m. for a 7:30 show.

Fans will get a chance to see the 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing and wheelie contests, as well as freestyle action as part of the Monster Truck Nitro Tour.

For more info, call the speedway at 541-326-5883.

Baylee Hammericksen shown in action here at the 2020 Southern Oregon Golf Tournament. Photo by Denise Baratta