Alumni Notebook: Flores makes cut at Victoria National
Erik Flores, a 2005 Nevada Union graduate, played in his fifth tournament of the year on the Web.com Tour in the United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana, and made the cut to finish Sunday’s final round tied for 50th at 291 (+3).
In the opening round of Thursday’s golf action, Flores recorded a round of 70 (-2) where he had four birdies and a couple of bogies. During Friday’s round he eagled the 558-yard par-5 ninth hole, dropped in three birdies and three bogies for another round of 70 to make the cut (+1) by five strokes. On moving day, Saturday, Flores struggled as he managed five birdies,but also had four bogies and two double bogies for a score of 75. After 16 holes in the final round, play was briefly suspended due to weather but would later resume for Flores, who ended with a score of 76 as he displayed a mixed bag of results tallying three birdies, four bogies and a triple bogey.
Flores has now made 3-of-5 cuts on the season and totaled $11,919 in winnings.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union ’01) Minnesota Twins – Roenicke and the Twins went 2-4 this past week as they lost a pair of games at the Miami Marlins and then traveled home where they split a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals.
In Tuesday’s 4-2 loss at Miami, Roenicke pitched just 1/3 inning and yielded two hits, one earned run, a walk and recorded a strike out. For the game, Minnesota was 2-for-8 with runners in scoring positions and left nine runners on base. The Twins continued to struggle offensively during Friday’s game against the Royals where the team left nine on base and was just 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Roenicke threw one inning as he allowed only one walk, no hits and induced two ground ball outs, one of which was a double-play. However, Kansas City had done much of the damage early and slugged a season high four homers for the game and won easily, 9-3. On Sunday the Twins trailed the Royals 8-7 late in the game as Roenicke was called upon in the top half of the ninth inning to keep his team within striking distance. The Royals’ Eric Hosmer had other plans, though, as he sent a 412-foot home run to center field before Roenicke settled down to complete the inning after he surrendered two hits and one earned run. Minnesota’s Trevor Plouffe sent a 421-foot bomb into the stands in the bottom of the ninth, but it was not enough as the Twins fell 9-8.
Minnesota (36-42) is in fourth place in the American League Central division and hosts a four-game series versus the New York Yankees beginning today, which is part of a 14-game stretch against the AL East leading up to the all-star break. Roenicke (2-1) has played in 32 games this season and has an 3.38 ERA with 34 2/3 innings pitched to go with 22 strikeouts.
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