SAN ANTONIO – Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in a funk with the Masters two weeks away.
Mickelson shot a 5-over 77 on Thursday in the Texas Open to fall nine strokes back during the suspended first round. The 77 was Lefty’s highest score since a 78 in August in the PGA Championship.
In his previous two starts, Mickelson missed the cut in the Honda Classic and tied for 16th three weeks ago at Doral in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Pat Perez and Danny Lee shot 4-under 68 to share the clubhouse lead and Andrew Loupe was 4 under with seven holes to play when darkness forced the suspension of play. The start was delayed 2 hours, 40 minutes because of fog, and 45 players were unable to finish the round.
Crews, Swanigan honored by IBCA
North Side’s Tre’Vion Crews was named to the Senior All-State first team, while Homestead sophomore Caleb Swanigan was named to the Underclass All-State team by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Marion’s James Blackmon Jr., formerly of Bishop Luers, was also named to the Senior All-State first team.
4 area boys named to Top 60 squad
Four boys players from northeast Indiana were named to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 team: North Side’s Mike Davis, Concordia’s D.J. McCall, New Haven’s Steve McElvene and Wayne’s Justin Mitchell. The Top 60 workout will be April 6 at Marian University in Indianapolis.
IPFW’s Jasick up for national honor
IPFW coach Tony Jasick has been named as a finalist for the 2014 Hugh Durham Award, given to the nation’s top mid-major coach.
Ravens’ Rice indicted in assault
Baltimore running back Ray Rice was indicted on a charge he assaulted his fiancee during an argument in an elevator at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino last month. Rice had been charged with simple assault after police said he knocked out Janay Palmer on Feb. 15 at the Revel Casino. But a grand jury indicted him on a more serious count of aggravated assault, which carries a three-to-five-year sentence.
Beasley on roster for Mexico match
Captain Clint Dempsey and all-time U.S. scoring leader Landon Donovan were among 22 players selected to the national team for its game Wednesday against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. Also on the team is Fort Wayne native DeMarcus Beasley, a defender.
Serena defeats Sharapova again
In Key Biscayne, Fla., Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova for the 15th consecutive time, rallying in both sets for a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Sony Open semifinals.
TRACK AND FIELD
Southern Wells girls coach, 52, dies
Southern Wells girls coach Chris Killingbeck died Monday at his home, according to an obituary. Killingbeck, 52, had coached the Raiders for seven seasons. Boys coach Gary Paxson will handle coaching the girls.
IPFW falls in 5
IPFW lost at No. 11 Lewis 3-2 (25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 18-16). The No. 14 Mastodons (17-5, 7-4 MIVA) got 18 kills from Andrew Sellan, 17 from Eddie Rivera and 16 from Ramon Burgos. Lewis improved to 16-6, 6-3 in the MIVA.