Private School Sports Briefs: September 6, 2017

GOLF — The Woodlands John Cooper School senior Shuai Ming “Ben” Wong won The Junior PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass near Jacksonville on Friday-Sunday, September 1-3.

After shooting 4-under-par 212 with Oklahoma City’s Logan McAllister and Miami’s Jake Barber-Frankel, the SMU commit and defending SPC state champion won a three-hole aggregate playoff by one shot over Barber-Frankel and two shots over McAllister.

Wong was fourth at the SPC state championship in 2015, second in a playoff two years ago and won by two strokes last year over Kinkaid’s Mason Nome.

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BOYS BASKETBALL — Tyler Grace Community School has announced that it has hired David Robinson as the school’s new diversity director and men’s varsity basketball coach.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL — Texas A&M awards a scholarship to walk-on junior deepsnapper Austin Frey, who is in his third year deep snapping punts for the Aggies.  Frey played six-man football for the Tomball Christian Warriors, a homeschool athletic program started by his father, Jack.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL — Former seven-time TAPPS state football champion coach Joe Prud’homme gets ready to bring Texas Wesleyan back for its first home game in 76 years on Saturday against Millsaps.

Prud’homme, whose Rams lost their season opener on Saturday on the road, 43-14, to McPherson College in Kansas, talks about the 2017 season on Texas Wesleyan’s First & 10.

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HURRICANE HARVEY — San Antonio Saint Mary’s Hall reports that one of its alumnus – Thomas Casey (’15) – was part of a four-person effort at the University of Virginia to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims by creating a T-shirt design – as part of a 24-hour contest – called “Hoos for Houston”.

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