When the pandemic caused the cancellation of a large portion of the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour schedules, the tours announced that there would be no Q School for 2021, and that the Symetra Tour would only award five tour cards at the end of its season (with the cards carrying much lower LPGA exemption ranking than they would normally carry). Janie Jackson, having won the only Symetra Tour event before the pandemic, seemed to have a head start for one of the cards. However, she slumped this fall, and found herself in 8th place going into the tour’s final event this week.
Jackson played well this week, but started today’s final round at T-8th, and needed a finish of 4th, or 5th with a little help, in order to work her way back into the Top 5 for the season. Jackson birdied 16 to finish T-5th, and got just enough help to finish the Symetra Tour season in 5th place by $343!
By finishing in the Top 5, Jackson gains entry into next month’s U.S. Women’s Open, and she’ll have Category 19 status for the 2021 LPGA season. The LPGA Tour status will be behind the 2020 Top 150, but for someone who’s been on the Symetra Tour for three years, it’s a big progression.
Kira Lewis was interviewed by Jeff Goodman of Stadium to discuss the upcoming NBA Draft.
The Iron Horse Podcast announced that Hannah Cook is going to be a guest on an upcoming episode of the podcast. Tweet your questions in advance to the podcast.
Minkah Fitzpatrick has been named an NFLPA alternate player representative for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mark Barron has begun practice with the Denver Broncos, and has been designated to return from Injured Reserve. The Broncos have 21 days to activate him.
Bo Scarbrough is getting a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks, whose backfield has been decimated by injuries. Scarbrough spent the last two weeks of the 2018 season in the Seahawk organization (but was inactive for both games), and was a final cut in the Seahawks’ 2019 training camp.
- Mark Barron – Designated to return from Injured Reserve by Denver Broncos.
Week 9 Game Status Report
- Questionable – Josh Jacobs (knee, illness), Calvin Ridley (foot).
- Doubtful – Mark Ingram (ankle).
- Out – Kenyan Drake (ankle), Dre Kirkpatrick (thigh), T.J. Yeldon (back).
Friday Practice Report
- Did Not Practice – Kenyan Drake (ankle), Mark Ingram (ankle), Dre Kirkpatrick (thigh), Calvin Ridley (foot), Quinnen Williams (hamstring), T.J. Yeldon (back).
- Limited Participation – Damien Harris (ankle), Eddie Jackson (knee), Josh Jacobs (knee/illness), Cam Robinson (knee).
- Full Participation – Isaiah Buggs (ankle), Ryan Kelly (knee).
SWIMMING International Swimming League – Match 7 Men’s 100m Breaststroke: Anton McKee – 57.71 seconds, 4th International Swimming League – Match 7 Men’s Breaststroke Skins Rd 1: Anton McKee – 26.34 seconds, 3rd; advances to semifinals International Swimming League – Match 7 Men’s Breaststroke Skins semifinals: Anton McKee – 26.66 seconds, 4th; does not advance BASKETBALL Sabios de Manizales 95, Tigrillos de Antioquia 80. Nick King (TDA) – 40 minutes, 22 points (7-15 2pg, 0-2 3pg, 8-8 FT), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 8 turnovers, 2 fouls. GOLF Symetra Tour Championship final: Janie Jackson – 71-74-72-70, -1, T5 Houston Open Rd 2: Michael Thompson – 67-72, -1, T21 Robby Shelton – 72-72, +4, cut Charles Schwab Cup Championship Rd 1: Dicky Pride – 66, -5, 6th Andalucía Challenge de España Rd 2: Gavin Moynihan – 74-79, +9, cut