Sports DIGEST : Klass Is Out of GNA After Flu-Weakened Rounds of 81 and 81

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The tough times continue for Tarzana native Beverly Klass, who isn’t having much luck on the ladies’ professional golf tour.

At age 9, Klass became the youngest woman ever to play in a women’s pro tournament, but at the 28 she is still looking for win No. 1 on the tour.

Klass shot 81 for the second consecutive day, missing the cut in the inaugural GNA Tournament at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. It was the second straight week and the fifth time in eight tournaments this year that she has missed a tournament cut.


Friday, Klass had seven bogeys and one double-bogey. She missed the cut by seven strokes.

Klass attributed her poor showing to a recent bout with the flu.

“I’m very weak and tired right now,” Klass said. “I’ve had the flu for about seven weeks and it’s a struggle trying to come back.”

Klass said that she was playing poorly before coming down with the illness and that has made it even tougher to come back.

“It’s seems like it’s more of a struggle,” Klass said. “I guess you just have to start slowly and work you’re way back up. I’ve been hitting the ball all right, but I’m not thinking correctly.”

Klass said she liked the Oakmont course and is already looking forward to playing there next year.

“If I’m hitting and thinking right, I should tear this course up,” she said. “I have a grudge to settle with this course.”

Next stop on the LPGA is the Nabisco Dinah Shore Tournament in Palm Springs. Before that, though, Klass plans to do a little fishing.


“That’s one of my relaxation hobbies,” Klass said. “Right now it would be best to forget about golf for a day. I’ll rest my mind by fishing.

Reisbig Named CSULB Assistant

Larry Reisbig, who spent nine years as head football coach at College of the Canyons, has been hired as an assistant football coach at Cal State Long Beach, the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. school announced.

Reisbig, 44, will serve as the running back coach and an administrative assistant to head coach Mike Sheppard, the school said.

Reisbig has been head football coach at Pasadena City College the past three years.

The hiring of Reisbig gives the school eight full-time coaches, the most the 49ers have ever had and one shy of the NCAA limit.