Conlogue repeat winner

SEIGNOSSE — LE PENON, France — Courtney Conlogue, a graduate of Sage Hill School, won the Swatch Girls Pro France surfing event completed Sunday.

Conlogue, celebrating her 21st birthday Sunday, defeated Joanne Defay in the final, posting a wave score of 9.60, the second-best of the event, and 8.87 to total 18.47 points out of a possible 20.

Defay, a French competitor, totaled 14.0 for her two waves in the final.

It was the second straight Girls Pro France victory for Conlogue, who earned $8,000.

An overnight storm blew in a fresh swell in the 5- to 6-feet (overhead) range and that combined with a strong cross-shore current that tested all of the competitors' fitness.

Conlogue, who is known for her rugged workout regimen, dominated in the difficult conditions and is now in position to battle for the Assn. of Surfing Professionals world tour title.

— From staff reports

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