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Conlogue repeat winner

Surfing

Sage Hill product wins pro surfing event in France for second straight year.

August 27, 2013

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.

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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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