Monday's college roundup
Blue Devils tied for third
TULSA, Okla. — The women’s golf season got underway Monday as No. 3 carded a 3-over 283 to tie for third place in the Dale McNamara Fall Preview at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.
Oklahoma State opened with a two-under 278 and leads the event with two rounds remaining. Oklahoma (282) is in second, followed by Arizona and Duke (283), Arizona State (284), Stanford (286), Vanderbilt (287), Georgia and Southern Cal (288), North Carolina (289), Alabama (290), Arkansas (291), Tulane (291), Texas (292) and Tulsa (316) rounded out the field.
Duke was led on the day by senior Alejandra Cangrejo with a 1-under 69, which is tied for third individually. Oklahoma State’s Julie Yang (67) holds the individual lead, while Lauren Kim of Stanford is second with a 68.
Capra advances at Challenger
REDDING, Calif. — Duke sophomore Beatrice Capra won her first two matches at the Ascension Project Women’s Challenger in Redding, Calif., to advance to the singles main draw of the women’s tennis event.
Capra downed ninth-seeded Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the second round of qualifying, where she upset ninth-seeded Emily Harman, 6-1, 6-2.
The singles draw begins play today.
NCCU’S Guarrera signs with Australian team
DURHAM — Former N.C. Central pitcher Gavin Guarrera has signed to play for the Weston Creek Indians of the Australian Capital Territory League to continue his career.
Guarrera was one of the top closers in the MEAC during in his final season, surrendering just 22 hits in 29 innings of work. He finished with 24 strikeouts and set a modern era NCCU record for saves in a season with eight.
Clement signs to play in Czech Republic
DURHAM — Former N.C. Central men’s basketball standout Landon Clement has signed a professional contract with Sluneta Usti Nad from the Mattoni National Basketball League in the Czech Republic.
During his career at NCCU, Landon averaged 18.1 points a game and made 142 shots from 3-point range, which is fifth all-time. He is second in 3-point field goal accuracy at 41.3 percent.
During the 2010-11 season, Clement was the team’s second leading scorer at 18.7 points a game and set a new NCCU single-season record with 109 3-pointers. He earned NCAA Division I “Newcomer of the Year” among the Independent schools as the Eagles were making the transition to the MEAC, while also being named to the BoxtoRow.com All-American team.