Sports in Brief 8/12

Raymond grad in long-drive finals

Raymond High School and Grays Harbor College graduate Jerry Swanson won the regional age-group title in the Remax World Long Drive golf championship recently in Billings, Mont.

Competing in the senior division (ages 45-52), the 49-year-old Swanson won every match in the round-robin style regional tournament. Hitting into a 20-mph headwind, his drives ranged from 338 to 360 yards. He advanced to the World Long Drive finals Oct. 15-22 in Mesquite, Nev.

A 1981 Raymond High alum, Swanson now lives in Gresham, Ore.


Edwards captures

Nationwide race

Carl Edwards has won the NASCAR Nationwide race at Watkins Glen International.

Edwards, making his first series start of the season, beat Brad Keselowski on a two-lap dash to the checkered flag for his 38th career victory, breaking a tie with Kevin Harvick for third all-time.

Pole-sitter Sam Hornish Jr. finished third, followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ron Fellows.

Kyle Busch, who started from the back of the field because his team made changes to his No. 54 Toyota, managed to finish sixth despite shifter and throttle problems.

Danica Patrick, making her first series start at Watkins Glen, was taken out on the first turn of the race by Ryan Truex, and finished last.

AP & The Daily World