Lifeguarding Tourney, Kisner at the Open (Briefs)

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Amanda Calabrese, who has won national beach flag competitions, and has competed in international lifesaving championships as well, won the Main Beach invitational tournament’s beach flags event last Thursday. Craig Macnaughton

Lifeguarding Tourney

East Hampton Town’s men’s and women’s A teams were edged, each by a half-point, by Jones Beach counterparts in last Thursday’s invitational lifeguard tournament at East Hampton’s Main Beach. 

“It was the biggest tournament we’ve ever had,” said John Ryan Sr. — “10 men’s teams and six women’s teams. It was the first time in a decade that Jones Beach sent a team.”

While municipalities nationwide are apparently hurting for lifeguards, the South Fork, Ryan said, was not. “We’ve got more than 400 certified guards now that our lifeguard trainees are coming of age.” There are 350 in East Hampton’s junior lifeguard program, he added. 

Next up is a junior lifeguard tournament next week, and the national lifeguard tournament, in Virginia Beach, Va., in two weeks.

Kisner Second at Open

Kevin Kisner, whose caddie is Duane Bock, an East Hampton High School graduate, finished in a tie for second at the British Open this past week, which yielded about $700,000 in prize money. The result also moved the South Carolinian up in the P.G.A. rankings to 25th from 33rd.