The Gulf state has halted passenger flights, closed its borders to foreigners and asked people to go outdoors only if necessary.UAE Attorney General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi has issued a list of fines ranging from $272 to $13,600 for those violating regulations imposed to contain the virus. According to official state news agency WAM, the facility can serve 600 people a day, with priority given to senior citizens, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses.The media office said people should book an appointment in advance.Tests “for the wider community for reassurance only” would cost 370 dirhams (US$100), according to government advice on Twitter.The UAE, which on Sunday had 570 officially declared COVID-19 cases, including three deaths, has imposed restrictions on night movements and taken steps to sanitize outdoor areas and public transport. The United Arab Emirates said it has launched a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as part of the Gulf state’s efforts to fight the disease.The facility, inaugurated by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, will provide screenings within five minutes, using state-of-the-art equipment and a medical team, the Abu Dhabi government’s media office said. “A new drive-through testing facility for COVID-19 has launched … to offer safe testing procedures,” the office said Saturday on Twitter. Topics :
Advertisement Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to remain with Roma, according to Paulo Fonseca (Picture: Getty)Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca says Henrikh Mkhitaryan is keen to stay with the club beyond the summer when his loan deal expires. Mkhitaryan has badly struggled to live up to expectations after completing a move from Manchester United to Arsenal back in January 2018 and the 31-year-old joined Roma in the hope of getting his stuttering career back on track. The Armenian has missed 16 matches since the start of the season with muscle issues but impressed when called upon before the coronavirus crisis brought Italian football to a halt, scoring six goals in 13 league games for the Serie A outfit. AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Apr 2020 4:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh Mkhitaryan The midfielder joined Arsenal two years ago in an exchange deal for Alexis Sanchez (Picture: Getty)Though the pandemic has caused uncertainty throughout the game regarding player contracts and potential deals, Roma manager Fonseca has made his stance very clear on Mkhitaryan’s future – and claims the midfielder feels the same way.‘I want him to stay and he also wants to stay,’ he told Russian TV programme Great Football.‘However, it should be clear that everything is now on hiatus, and we’ll have to talk to Arsenal.‘I want to continue working with him because he’s a great player and a great man.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal have reportedly informed Roma that they can sign the Armenia international permanently for around £22million this summer. The Italians have been impressed by Mkhitaryan’s performances but are reluctant to spend that much on his signature considering his injury problems since arriving at the Stadio Olimpico. It’s understood the Giallorossi will attempt to secure the former Borussia Dortmund star for a fee closer to £15m.Does Mkhitaryan have a future at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Jack Wilshere reveals how Arsenal players reacted to Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leavingMORE: Lee Dixon remembers his training ground punch-up with Dennis Bergkamp before Arsenal played Tottenham Comment Advertisement
Image source: GLDDGreat Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. (GLDD), from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won a $19.3 million contract for flood control and coastal emergency repair to the Delaware coast. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said in their latest announcement.Work will be performed in Bethany Beach, Delaware, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is the contracting activity.Beach replenishment is a process of pumping sand up from the ocean floor and back onto the beaches, building up dunes to protect from when storms hit the coastline.The dunes and widened beach serve as a barrier between the coastal towns and tourism industry from the powerful waves that surge in passing storms.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – An investigation is ongoing into the death of a Shelbyville Police officer.33-year-old David Hudnall was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound on Saturday afternoon.Indiana State Police have launched an investigation.Detectives do not believe foul play is involved, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Charles Allen Couch, 79, of Jensen Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. He was born at Stearns, Kentucky on July 15, 1938 the son of Clarence and Bearthena Charles Couch. He was married to Lilimae Patrick on June 1, 1976 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Christopher (Linda) Couch of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and Cary (Lisa) Couch of Batavia, Ohio; one step-son Richard (Bonnie) Pollard of Cincinnati; one step-daughter Vicki (David) Long of Indian Springs, Ohio; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; also surviving locally is his sister-in-law Iona Faye Tindle of Elrod. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-son Patrick Pollard, four brothers and two sisters. Mr. Allen enlisted with the US Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on October 23, 1956 and rose to the rank of Lance Corporal. He received the Good Conduct Medal and was discharged on October 22, 1959. In civilian life Charles worked as a supervisor for the Formica Corporation in Cincinnati for 46 years, retiring in 2000. Charles was a member of the Nettles Island Community Church, Jensen Beach American Legion, Nettles Island Veteran’s Club, and the St. Lucie Elks. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services will follow at 3pm at the Washington Cemetery in Elrod with military honors by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Washington Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
After being benched in the second half of just the third game of the 2012 season, Danny O\’Brien hopes his experience with adversity will aid him in his pursuit for the starting job.[/media-credit]It’s safe to say the road Danny O’Brien has taken to his fourth year of eligibility resembles a path less traveled, or maybe never traveled.From transfer newbie to starting quarterback to 2-minute drill specialist to sideline signal caller, the parade of pit stops that constructed O’Brien’s first year as a Badger last season was unprecedented.And that doesn’t even include his career at Maryland, highlighted by winning theACC Rookie of the Year award in 2010. As his head coach and offensive coordinator departed, a quarterback competition was imminent at Maryland and O’Brien’s magical freshman season became an afterthought.But at Wisconsin, whether it was the new offensive coordinator, an underachieving offensive line or a team that was getting used to a third starting quarterback, the Badgers had a few “bumps in the road,” according to senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis.By the time Wisconsin crossed those bumps in the road, and unconventionally advanced to a third straight Rose Bowl, O’Brien was bumped to the sidelines and a third-string position on the depth chart.“It was tough, for sure … I’ve never been benched my entire life, so it was something new to me,” O’Brien said. “But I think I earned the respect of a lot of my teammates through the way I handled it.”Regardless of earning the respect of his teammates, O’Brien had lost his hold over the lead spot under center, which was one of his main reasons for transferring. In leaving Maryland, he was looking for a fresh start. After only one extremely tumultuous, yet somewhat successful season at Wisconsin, he already needed another one.Rest assured, when Bret Bielema departed for Arkansas, O’Brien was by no means dejected. Facing his last year of eligibility, O’Brien welcomed the idea of a new coaching staff with open arms, but on one condition.“The only thing I asked coach [Gary] Andersen when we sat down and talked was, ‘Am I going to get a shot?’” O’Brien said. “He said yes, so that was all I needed to hear.”He’ll be battling the likes of two starters from last season, a promising and once-highly touted redshirt freshman and eventually, a transfer just like himself. Just where O’Brien will fit into the mix remains to be seen, and it will probably stay that way for a while.Andersen hasn’t been shy about telling others his plans (or lack thereof) for the quarterback position throughout spring practice. The new head coach has adamantly stated that the starting quarterback position would not be decided until camp, later this summer.His offensive coordinator, Andy Ludwig, reiterated that point after practice Monday, noting that within the early stages of their 15 spring practices, it’s far too soon to elect the leader of the offense, especially when there are plenty of qualified options.In his short time as coordinator, however, Ludwig has been impressed with O’Brien in other ways than just orchestrating an offense.“[His work ethic] just jumps out at me,” Ludwig said. “He’s a football junkie, works very hard at studying the game and is always around the office. It’s very impressive.”It was a similar response to what Abbrederis thought could help O’Brien eventually win the job.“Just hard work,” the senior wide receiver said. “If you put something in front of you, you just have to work harder than the next guy and things just have to fall into place.”It was Abbrederis who made life easy for O’Brien, at least at the beginning of his Wisconsin career.In their first game together, O’Brien completed 19 passes against Northern Iowa, six of them finding the sure hands of Abbrederis. Each of his two passing touchdowns went to Abbrederis as the duo hooked up for a score in each half, vaulting the Badgers to 26 points, of which they needed every one.When Abbrederis left, O’Brien’s second start with an injury, the Badgers’ offense was stunted even further than it already had been. One week later, O’Brien was eventually yanked from his starting role with Abbrederis remaining on the sidelines and plenty to be desired from the early season connection.While O’Brien attempts to make his way through the five-pronged predicament at quarterback, he’ll likely look the way of Abbrederis again, Wisconsin’s No. 1 wide receiver. More than anything, however, he’ll look to himself and his past experiences on that road less traveled as he tries to become Wisconsin’s starting quarterback.“I’m glad that I’ve experienced [being benched] because I’m a lot stronger going into this year,” O’Brien said. “It’s my third QB battle in four years, so I’m used to this stuff.”
Former coach of the national U-23 and gold medalist at the last AAG in Mozambique, James Kwesi Appiah, has charged the Black Meteors and the Black Queens teams that have already qualified for the 11th All Africa Games holding in Congo Brazzaville from September 4th to 19 this year to ensure they win the gold medals at stake in the competition.The All Africa Games which is Africa’s fashion of the Olympic Games attracts over 52 countries of Africa and Ghan has always been a power house in the competition.Appiah was the first coach to win a gold medal in the football division when he defeated South Africa on penalties in 2011 in Maputo.The Malik Jabir lead Meteors qualified for the AAG beating previous host of the games 2-0 in Tamale on Sunday in the return leg of the final round of the qualifiers having lost 0-1 in the first leg in MaputoAlso the Black Queens made mincemeat of Zimbabwe in the return leg of the same final round qualifying series drawing 2-2 at the Harare stadium having won by 2-1 score line at the Accra Sports Stadium in the first leg to qualify 4:3 on aggregate.The elated coach commended the teams for doing the nation proud and charged them to go for the gold medals at stake in their various competitions in Congo Brazzaville.
Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies The only offense of the day came via Chris Taylor’s legs and Dino Ebel’s daring.Padres starter Joey Lucchesi held the Dodgers without a hit until Will Smith’s leadoff single through the left side in the fifth inning.An inning later, Taylor drew a two-out walk. Taylor was running with the swing when Max Muncy sent a drive into the left-center field gap. Padres center fielder Manuel Margot cut it off but Ebel, the third base coach, waved Taylor on. He scored from first base on the single when Padres catcher Austin Hedges couldn’t hold the relay throw.“I’m just glad I scored and we’re not still playing,” Taylor said.With Kenley Jansen (back-to-back days previously) and Joe Kelly (shut down temporarily) unavailable, it was left for May, Pedro Baez, Adam Kolarek and Kenta Maeda to protect the 1-0 lead over the final three innings.Maeda got the final three outs for his third save, stranding the tying run in scoring position. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season A Game 1 start next Thursday would be on six days’ rest, more than adequate. But the fact that Roberts left him in for six innings and 90 pitches Thursday and didn’t shorten his start (as is likely for Walker Buehler and Hyun-Jin Ryu in San Francisco this weekend) might be an indication that Kershaw will be getting more rest than that before his next start – perhaps in Game 3, the first road game of the best-of-five NLDS.A Game 1 start for Buehler would allow him to pitch Game 5 (if necessary) as well, both at home where he (and Ryu) have been significantly better.“We’re going to talk to Clayton. Obviously we haven’t made that decision,” Roberts said. “We’re going to talk to him, talk to all three of those guys and figure out what makes the most sense for them individually and more importantly for us.“We haven’t made that decision. We’re going to kind of get those three together and figure that out.”Rookie Dustin May followed Kershaw and continued to make a compelling case for another decision – including him in the postseason bullpen. Pitching on consecutive days for the first time, May showed no dropoff in his pitches, striking out two in a 1-2-3 inning just as he had Wednesday night.“I hope so,” May said of having shown his readiness for a postseason role. “It’s not up to me. But I hope so, for sure.”Over his past seven appearances, May has thrown nine scoreless innings, striking out 13 while walking one. Opposing batters are 5 for 30 (.167).“This is his postseason right now. It’s an audition,” Roberts said. “For him to respond and throw the baseball the way he did – every player is going to say they feel good. I get that and I appreciate that. But when they step on the mound and the ball comes out of the hand and you’re seeing the life to the fastball, that’s very telling.”Related Articles The first inning has been particularly troublesome for Kershaw at times this season – he has allowed 18 first-inning runs (and 10 first-inning homers) in 28 starts this season.But the first-inning drama in San Diego was limited to a one-out double by Josh Naylor and a two-out walk of Hunter Renfroe. Kershaw retired the next 13 batters in order, a string snapped when pinch-hitter Luis Torrens led off the sixth with the Padres’ only other hit off Kershaw, a single.A wild pitch moved Torrens into scoring position but Kershaw struck out Naylor and Manny Machado, ending his day with an 87-mph slider that Machado swung through.“I think ‘need’ – it was good to see,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when asked if he needed to see this kind of start from Kershaw in his final playoff tuneup. “You know with Clayton he’ll be ready when the bell rings. I just felt for him, for his confidence to go out there and command the baseball the way he did today going into the postseason, that was a very good thing.”When the bell rings for Kershaw’s next start remains to be seen. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousThe Dodgers’ Chris Taylor scores the only run of the game as Padres catcher Austin Hedges loses the ball during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 26, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSan Diego Padres starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Kristopher Negron #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is tagged out by Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres as he’s caught in a run down during the the third inning of a baseball game at Petco Park September 26, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, right, tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kristopher Negron (9) in a rundown during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single during the the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 26, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, scores from first off a single by Max Muncy as San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, left, bobbles the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Will Smith #16 after scoring during the the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 26, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres walks back to the dugout after striking out during the the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park September 26, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)San Diego Padres second baseman Greg Garcia, top, leaps over Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy after completing the double play during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. Muncy was out at second and Enrique Hernandez was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, center, looks on from the dugout as relief pitcher Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the ninth inning baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado walks away after striking out during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Travis Jankowski steals second base as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux waits for the throw during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda, right, celebrates with catcher Will Smith after defeating the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor scores the only run of the game as Padres catcher Austin Hedges loses the ball during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 20The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor scores the only run of the game as Padres catcher Austin Hedges loses the ball during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)ExpandSAN DIEGO — Whenever Clayton Kershaw makes his first start of this postseason – the Dodgers are keeping their NL Division Series rotation a secret – he will be coming off his best outing in weeks.In his regular-season finale on Thursday afternoon, Kershaw allowed two hits and walked one over six scoreless innings as the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 1-0, completing a three-game sweep at Petco Park.“If I had pitched bad today, it wouldn’t have been the end of the world. But it wouldn’t have been fun going into the postseason having struggled,” Kershaw said. “It’s definitely good to get some momentum going, get some confidence going and realize the pitches that I need to make are still in there. Yeah, it was a good one today, for sure.”In six starts before Thursday, Kershaw had a 5.24 ERA, gave up 13 home runs and failed to complete six innings twice – the only times this season he has not thrown at least six innings in a start. 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“Those were two really good players,” he said. “Lonzo he changed the game so much. My freshman year he wasn’t on the (UCLA) team and they were completely different. Second year, he was there, completely different. Last year he wasn’t there, completely different again. He changes the game in such a dynamic way where he doesn’t have to score, he doesn’t have to have the ball in his hands to make a difference.“And then Kuz, he’s gotten so much better since I played him. He was more of a slasher, now he’s doing stuff off the dribble.”Metu, a former Lawndale High star, averaged 15.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game for the Trojans while enduring a season that saw assistant coach Tony Bland get arrested by the FBI, and later fired, as part of the college bribery investigation. Metu was later among the players who reportedly received benefits during his recruitment.“All that stuff, it didn’t really take away from my experience (at USC),” Metu said. “Last year was still fun. My teammates, we all had great times being there, we didn’t make the (NCAA) tournament like we wanted to (last season). But we still had a lot of fun, won a bunch of games.”The Trojans finished 24-12 before being eliminated in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I’m probably going to have a lot more workouts,” said Metu, who will attend the NBA’s pre-draft combine next week in Chicago, “but this is probably going to be my favorite one or one I’m going to cherish a lot more because of the history.”Former Arizona guard Allonzo Trier also worked out for the Lakers on Wednesday, as did Nevada forward Cody Martin, SMU guard Shake Milton, Texas A&M’s D.J. Hogg and Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton.The Lakers hold the 25th and 47th picks in the draft, square in the range where various mock drafts indicate Metu is projected to land.Metu worked out in front of Lakers coaches and executives, including President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson, who also attended several USC games last season.“He’s been to a couple of our games,” Metu said, “but he’s just sat there. I’ve never actually gotten a chance to shake his hand and talk to him so that was pretty fun.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? EL SEGUNDO — Growing up just 10 minutes away from the home of the Lakers, Chimezie Metu could only wonder what it was like to play inside the walls of the team’s practice facility.On Wednesday, he had a chance to find out for himself.“I’ve been a Laker fan my whole life,” said Metu, the former USC forward who was named to the All-Pac-12 first team as a junior. “Just being in here is crazy to me. … Today was a dream come true to come out here and work out.”Metu headlined the latest group of NBA hopefuls to work out for the Lakers in advance of the June 21 NBA draft Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Johnson didn’t offer much feedback or instruction Metu said, but it didn’t matter.“He was just sitting there,” Metu said. “But his presence is still there, can still be felt because you know he’s sitting right there.”While it’s normal for draft prospects to find themselves in awe of the legends who roam the Lakers’ hallways, Metu also knows a couple members of the current roster after playing against both Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma in college.Related Articles
English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd has won the 2014 Hampshire Rose at North Hants by three shots, with a seven-under par total for 36 holes. The Truro player had 10 birdies during the two rounds: three in her morning 70 and seven in her afternoon 69, which was the low-score of the day. The runner-up was Lizzie Prior from Surrey, who had two rounds of 71 and was four-under par – one shot better than last year when she was third. Girl international Alice Hewson from Berkhamsted was third with scores of 73 and 71, including six birdies in her afternoon round. Dorset’s Georgia Hall – the winner for the past two years – missed out this time, having had an eight at the par 5, 16th in the first round. But she finished in style in the afternoon with an eagle at the same hole followed by two birdies. Other highlights included a one-under par 72 in the morning round from Woburn’s Shamiso Hatchard, who was playing off four handicap. Meanwhile Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel had the second lowest score with a 70 in the afternoon. Leading Scores: Par 73, CSS 73 73 139 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Turo) 70 69 142 Elizabeth Prior (Burhill) 71 71 144 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 73 71 145 Eloise Healy (West Lancs) 73 72; Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 72 73 146 Samantha Giles (St Mellion) 73 73 147 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 70; Georgia Hall (Parkstone) 74 73; Jerri Sewell (Shooters Hill) 72 75 148 Shelby Smart (Knowle) 73 75; Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall) 72 76 149 Georgina Mundy (Corhampton) 74 75 150 Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 74 76 151 Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 76 75 152 Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) 79 73; Iona Stephen (Wentworth) 78 74; Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills) 75 77; Annabel Silk (Corhampton) 75 77; Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 74 78 153 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 76 77; Shamiso Hatchard (Woburn) 72 81 154 Emma Allen (Meon Valley) 80 74 English girls’ champion Sophie Keech was leading amateur at the Roehampton Gold Cup, finishing fourth overall with a score of 146 (72 74). She was closely followed by Gabriella Cowley from Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, with 147 (74, 73). Gabriella won the England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit in 2013, and she and Sophie are in the England squad for this week’s French Lady Junior Championship. The Gold Cup was won by former England international Emily Taylor of Lancashire, who is in her second year on the Ladies European Tour. She scored 140 (68 72). 14 Apr 2014 Sarah-Jane Boyd wins Hampshire Rose