Trinity way too much for Epiphany

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill didn’t have a bit of trouble with The Epiphany School on Monday.

Coach Blair Burke’s Lions won 45-7 on the strength of Allie Ruffing’s double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds).

Victoria James scored 10 points for Trinity. Rachel Hand and Lina Habib each pulled down seven rebounds for the Lions.

Carla Ferrol scored all of Epiphany’s points except for a free throw that Hannah Wright contributed.

Epiphany is in New Bern.

Simpson slips to fourth in Hawaii


KAPALUA, Hawaii — Webb Simpson, raised in Raleigh, lost his share of the lead in the Tournament of Champions, shooting 3-under 70 to finish fourth in the Tournament of Champions on Monday.

Zach Johnson knocked in three straight birdies on the back nine at Kapalua and closed with a 7-under 66 to win it without any heroics, like holing out from a drop zone when he beat Tiger Woods in the World Challenge last month. This was mainly about chipping and putting, and Johnson is among the best, winning by one shot over Jordan Spieth, who birdied the last two holes for a 69.

It was Johnson’s third win in his last six starts. This was his 11th career win on the PGA Tour. Since his rookie year in 2004, only Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have won more.

The win earned Johnson $1,140,000, and Simpson’s haul was $382,000.

Simpson went to Broughton High School and played golf at Wake Forest University.

Nice start for Wozniacki in 2014

SYDNEY, Australia — Only days after her New Year’s Eve engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki opened her 2014 season on Monday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Julia Goerges of Germany in the first round of the Sydney International.

Wozniacki withdrew from the Brisbane International last week after hurting her right shoulder in practice and struggled early against Goerges, who was replacing the injured Sloane Stephens in the draw.