Archives for the day of: May 28, 2012

Brother Avery Jenkins takes third in open men’s division

Capitola resident and pro disc golfer Valarie Jenkins shot a 1-under 241 through four rounds to win the women’s open division of the G&L Clothing Challenge in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday.

Jenkins shot 60 in the first round and 64 in the second round, but she dropped into the 50s, shooting 58 and 59 to close out the tournament and secure the $540 prize. Texas’ Des Reading was second with a 6-over 248 and Arizona’s Catrina Allen was third with a 10-over 252.

“This the back-to-back marathon tournament week! Just finished Des Moines Challenge 4 courses in 2 days, and now gearing up for KC 5 courses in 3 days.. but getting in some good relaxation for Memorial day!” Jenkins posted to Facebook and Twitter on Monday morning.

Jenkins’ brother Avery also had a strong outing. The 2009 world champion took third in the open men’s division, shooting a 35-under 207 to take home $680. Florida’s Paul McBeth won with a 40-under 202.

Jenkins’ partner Nate Doss, the defending world champ also from Capitola,  placed fourth in that division, shooting a 28-under 214 for a $545 prize.

Results included in this report are from the Professional Disc Golf Association website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Mount Madonna School alum Nick Manov and teammate Jeff Nielson won the California Beach Volleyball Association’s men’s double-A final, according to results on the organization’s website, at Main Beach on Saturday.

Nielson and Manov, whose collegiate career at Stanford ended with the 2006 season, beat Clint Collins and Lucas Bol in their final. The team of Jacob Landel and Jake Dietrich tied with Kyle Stevenson and Alex Jones for third place.

In the men’s single-A final, Eric Morse and Nathan Yang beat Daniel Mytels and Bob Hill. Jeff Laberge and Jerry Colen were third.

Stephanie Buck and Michelle Boydstun won the women’s triple-A final, beating Sara Dukes and Jami Moulds. Jackie Signor and Veronique Baudon tied with Ilga Clemins and Michelle Iafigliola for third.

The duo of Karissa Cook — a former Main Beach Volleyball and Harbor High standout who now plays for Stanford’s nationally ranked women’s team — and Charlotte Brown — who retired from the Stanford team due to medical necessity — won the women’s single-A final against Caroline Ely and Jessica Downs. Julie Kupper and Ann Haggerty tied with Jamie Weber and Erin Funkhouser for third.

The next CVBA event scheduled for the Santa Cruz area will include men’s single-B, men’s double-A, women’s single-A and women’s double-A divisions at Main Beach on June 9. Juniors events will come to Main Beach June 13. For more information, visit the CVBA website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Corralitos resident Andy Jacques-Maynes, a pro cyclist who rides for the Kenda/5-Hour Energy team, pushed out the 10th fastest time trial at the USA Cycling Pro Road Race and Time Trials in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday.

Jacques-Maynes clocked a 42-minute, 35.92-second time over 20.7 miles. The UC Santa Cruz grad joined three other Kenda riders in the top 10 and finished less than two minutes back of winner David Zabriskie [40:41.44], who rides for Garmin-Barracuda.

Jacques-Maynes’ twin brother Ben, who rides for Bissell Pro Cycling, finished 26th [44:59.16].

The event continues today.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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