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Wong swinging well in senior season

NORTH Vancouver's Eugene Wong seems to have regained his stroke in his senior year with the University of Oregon's golf team after following his sensational sophomore year with a bit of a junior drought.

NORTH Vancouver's Eugene Wong seems to have regained his stroke in his senior year with the University of Oregon's golf team after following his sensational sophomore year with a bit of a junior drought.

Wong finished second at the Prestige at PGA West tournament in La Quinta, Calif. last week, helping the Ducks earn their second team title of the young season.

Wong finished the threeround tournament with a score of 12-under-par 204, three shots behind the University of Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan. In the second round Wong fired a 64 on the par 72 Greg Norman Course, including a scorching 29 on the front nine.

Wong's strong showing helped Oregon top Washington by three strokes for the team title.

The Handsworth grad won the Jack Nicklaus award - given to the top golfer in the NCAA - in 2010 after his sophomore season. Last season Wong was only able to register one top-10 tournament finish. This season Wong has cracked the top 10 in both of Oregon's tournaments to start the year.

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North Vancouver's Bo Palmer led the Simon Fraser University football team to a historic win Oct. 8 as the Clan defeated Dixie State University in triple overtime for the team's first-ever win in NCAA Great Northwest Athletic Conference play.

The running back, a Windsor grad, totalled 178 yard rushing with two touchdowns while adding five catches for 58 yards in the win.

Palmer scored the winning points of the game in the shootout style overtime after the SFU defence shut down DSU to open the third overtime frame. With SFU getting the ball on their opponent's 25-yard line, Palmer busted rushes of 12 and 13 yards to find the end zone for the win.

The combined score of 118 points was the highest in GNAC history.

SFU went winless last year - their first in the GNAC - and started this year 0-4 in conference play. The Clan did register a win over Pacific University to open the season - their first victory against an NCAA opponent since leaving the CIS - but that was a non-conference game.

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