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SportShorts for Monday, Feb. 11, 2019


Morrison’s Schlegel to play at Upper Iowa

Morrison senior Jacob Schlegel will continue his academic and athletic career at Upper Iowa University next fall.

Schlegel, who made the switch to quarterback in his final season with the Mustangs, completed 19 of 42 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 11 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.

Upper Iowa competes in NCAA Division II’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Peacocks went 3-8 last season.


Weather keeps Lefty from capping victory

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from finishing Sunday.

Mickelson was bogey-free with six birdies, and he made his big run starting with a 9-iron to a foot behind the cup on the par-4 ninth. That was start of a five-hole stretch when Mickelson made three birdies and Paul Casey had two bogeys.

The final round started an hour late because of rain, and then it was delayed two more hours when sunshine gave way to a hail storm in a matter of minutes, covering the putting greens in a sheet of white.

Mickelson was at 18-under par through 16 holes. Casey had a 3-foot par putt on the same hole when Mickelson tried to lobby for them to
finish, even in the dark.

They will have to return at 8 a.m. local time Monday to play the final holes.

Langer wins
close to home

Playing 10 minutes from his house, Bernhard Langer closed with a 7-under 65 in windy conditions at The Old Course at Broken Sound for a five-stroke victory Sunday at the Oasis Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.

The 61-year-old German finished at a tournament-record 19-under 197 for his 39th victory on the 50-and-over circuit and earned $255,000 to break Hale Irwin’s tour career record with $27,196,504.

Also the tournament winner in 2010, Langer moved within six of Irwin’s tour victory record and won in his 13th straight season to extend his record. He birdied five of the first seven holes in a bogey-free round.


Vonn closes career with bronze

Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in Sweden, in the final race of her career.

It’s a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American’s two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Are were the first two major championship medals of her career.

Vonn had been planning on retiring in December, but she recently moved up her retirement plans due to persistent pain in both of her surgically repaired knees.

Vonn becomes the first female skier to win medals at six different world championships. It’s also her fifth downhill medal at worlds, matching the record of Annemarie Moser-Proell and Christel Cranz.

At 34 years and 115 days old, Vonn also became the oldest woman to win a medal at a worlds.

She eclipsed the record set by Veronika Velez-Zuzulova in the mixed team event in 2017 at 32 and 214 days.

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