AUBURN — Freshman Daniel Covrig, competing as an individual, won medalist honors with a 7-over 220 to lead three members of the UC Davis men’s golf team who placed in the top five at the William Jessup Spring Classic at The Ridge in Auburn.
Covrig opened the tournament with a first-round score of 74, then carded a 1-over 72 on the second day. He concluded his run with another 74 to edge Sacramento State’s Jake Pineo by two strokes to win a tournament for the first time in his Aggie career.
In addition to Covrig, sophomore Josh Granger and freshman Matt Seramin were also individual competitors and finished third and fifth, respectively.
After carding a 78 during the first round, Granger improved on his score by seven strokes for a second-round score of 71. It was a season-low score for Granger as well as the lowest round of the day at the tournament. He finished at 12-over 225 to claim third place.
UCD will next compete beginning Monday at the USC Collegiate Invitational at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.
UCD field hockey
Prep standout Courtney Hazy has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Aggies in the fall of 2011. Hazy becomes part of a group of eight incoming players for UCD.
“Courtney comes to the Aggies from a very powerful high school and club program in Southern California,” said Aggie head coach Vianney Campos. “She brings a high level of intensity and aggressiveness that will impact our program in a positive way. Courtney also brings a strong sense of anticipation and fearlessness when defending which will mold well with our current defensive/midfield unit.”
Hazy, a 5-foot-4 midfielder, comes from Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood. She led hear team to a 12-0 overall record in 2010 and a first-place finish in the Mission League by scoring 16 goals.
UCD women’s soccer
The Aggie program is hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser on Saturday at Antiquite Maison Privee in Sacramento from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The cost is $50 per person and includes a light dinner and prizes, as well as silent and live auctions. Proceeds will benefit UCD women’s soccer team.
Antiquite Maison Privee is at 2114 P St. in downtown Sacramento. For reservations, contact Samantha Richards at (530) 754-7548 or [email protected]
The city operated batting cages in Playfields Park, at Cowell Boulevard and Research Park Drive, will reopen for the season on Saturday, Feb. 26 weather permitting.
The cages will be open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The cages also are available for private rental. Contact Lori Conrad at 753-7731 or [email protected] for more information, or go online to http://cityofdavis.org/cs/facility/battingcages.cfm
Girls lacrosse camp
The Davis Lacrosse Association is offering a spring lacrosse camp for girls of all skill levels in grades three through eight.
Beginning next week, the camp will run Mondays and Wednesdays through April 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There are no sessions scheduled for the first week in April.
The cost of the program is $165 and all participants must be members of U.S. Lacrosse through April 30. To register a player or to get more information, visit http://www.davislax.org. For any questions, e-mail [email protected] or call (530) 750-3892.
Registration is open for AquaMonsters’ March stroke clinic and April/May sessions.
The Davis AquaMonsters are a seasonal swim team that offers children an opportunity to compete on a recreational summer swim team, improve stroke technique, improve fitness and conditioning for water polo. The team philosophy is “Swim, Fun and Friends.”
Registration, locations and practice times are available online at http://www.davisaquamonsters.org. For information, e-mail the registrar at [email protected] or call (530) 554-4494.
Football coaches needed
The Davis Junior Blue Devils Football Club is accepting coaching applications for the 2011 season. JBD is Davis’ only contact football program for kids ages 5 to 14 (grades K-8). The club participates in the Sacramento Youth Football League with teams in four separate age divisions. The ability to teach fundamental football skills is highly desired. Coach training will be available.
The deadline for head coaching applications is Tuesday, March 1. Assistant coach applications will be accepted until all spots are filled.
Applications can be found online at http://www.juniorbluedevils.com. Call coach commissioner Mike Goodison at (530) 753-6761 with questions.
AYSO spring soccer
Parents can still register their children for spring soccer by visiting the AYSO website and mailing in the appropriate paperwork. Guaranteed placement on a team requires registration to be received by March 15. Players will be put on a wait list starting March 16.
The spring season is for children from pre-kindergarten through high school (born between Aug. 1, 1992, and July 31, 2007), and starts April 15, the first Friday after spring break. There will be a U16/U19 division if enough players register.
New players also must show a birth certificate or passport for proof of age.
Visit http://www.davisayso.org and click on Seasons: Spring to register. Mail-in registration costs $75 ($40 for U5’s).
Coaches, assistant coaches and referees also are needed. E-mail [email protected] Volunteer application forms cannot be mailed. Officials must verify in person with a photo ID.
Devil football crab feed
The Blue Devil Football Backers fifth annual Crab Feed takes place Saturday, March 12, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.
Tickets are $45 per person and include all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, and salad. New this year, beer and wine are included in the price of your ticket (for adults only). Raffles start at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and both silent and live auctions to follow.
This event will sell out, so purchase your tickets soon by contacting Trish Price at (530) 219-8734 or Rebecca Foster at (916) 402-1148. For more information or to volunteer to help with this major football and cheer fundraiser, visit http://www.davishighfootball.org.