McHugh is star for U.S.

Matthew Cross

Former Gophers hockey player Justin McHugh has scored four goals and notched five assists for Team USA, which is playing in the In-Line World Championships this week.
The Americans are 4-0 going into their semifinal game tonight against Germany (7 p.m. at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood) and are expected to win the gold medal.
Canada and Finland, the only two teams that can compete with the U.S. squad, play each other tonight at Aldrich just before Team USA plays.

Lehman in race at PGA Championships
Former Gophers golfer Tom Lehman shot a 1-under par 71 Thursday at the PGA Championships at Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Ky., to keep in the race for the title.
Last year’s winner, Steve Elkington, is trying to become the first person to win in back-to-back years since 1937. He and Kentucky native Kenny Perry shot 67s to take the first round lead at 5-under.

Former U women’s golfers fill state amateur tourney list
Six of the 21 competitors in the State Women’s Amateur Championships at the Rochester Golf and Country Club are former Gophers golfers.
But none of them has much of a shot at winning the tournament.
Nancy Harris and Carolyn Klecker top the list for the Minnesota athletes in a five-way tie for sixth place. They have two-day totals of 152. Meanwhile, Kelly Kirwin is leading the pack with 142.
Former Gophers Amy Dahle and Jana Erdmann are tied for 11th place with 154, and Jenny Ellefson and Leigh Klasse are tied for 16th place with 159.
Another former Gophers golfer, Kris Leighton, was defeated by Skyli Yamada 3-1 in the first round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships.

Svendsen dead at 81
Earl G. “Bud” Svendsen, a Gophers football player from the national championship teams of 1934, 1935 and 1936, and a star Green Bay Packers center, died Tuesday at Heritage Home in Edina. He was 81.
Svendsen, a Minneapolis native, graduated from the old Minneapolis Marshall High School and went on to play for Minnesota.
Svendsen played center for the Packers in 1937 and then quit to serve in the Navy during World War II. He returned to play for the Packers in 1939 and 1940. In 1985, he was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in Green Bay, Wis.
He was on the Gophers’ coaching staff in the 1950s and ended his coaching career on the staff at Northwestern.