Junior Golf


Area players notch first-place finishes

In St. Simons Island, Ga., three local players won their divisions at the two-day Hampton Club Junior Classic that concluded Sunday.

In the Male 16-19 division, Augusta's Chase Parker shot 73-72 to finish at 1-under-par 145. He edged Augusta's Brian Carter , who led after the first round with 68 but shot 78 and finished a shot back.

John Hardy of Martinez shot 71-75 to win the Male 14-15 division at 2 over par, six shots clear of the field.

North Augusta's Blake Hadden recovered from 82, shooting 72 to finish at 10 over par and win by four in the Male 12-13 division.


Pacers win another close game at home

In Aiken, the No. 26 USC Aiken baseball team got late clutch hitting for the second day in a row to edge Lynn by a single run at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

The Pacers (7-2) won 7-6 over Lynn for a sweep of the two-game series. The big strike came in the first inning from Gary Owens , who hit a two-out grand slam for a 4-0 lead.

Chad Jacobsen finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer. John Sherrer was 3-for-4 and hit his first home run in three years at USC Aiken.

- Augusta State baseball lost 12-0 in a rubber game against Valdosta State at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

On Saturday, the Jaguars (5-6) and the Blazers (5-3-1) split a doubleheader. In Augusta State's victory to start off the weekend, Steven Voigt gave up only an unearned run and improved to 2-0.

- In Aiken, the No. 18 USC Aiken men's tennis team nearly upset No. 8 Lander but fell 5-4.

The Pacers (3-3, 0-2 Peach Belt) and Bearcats (4-1, 3-0) split the six singles matches, but Lander won two of the three doubles matches.

Meanwhile, the Lady Pacers beat Lander 7-2.

USC Aiken (3-2, 1-1) won five of six singles matches.


Buffalo's Parrish arrested for DUI

In Miami Beach, Fla., Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, police said.

Parrish was stopped at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Juan Sanchez said Parrish was taken into custody on a DUI charge.


Hoff, Phelps are day's big winners

In Columbia, Mo., Katie Hoff set her second American record in as many days when she and six-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps each cruised to a pair of victories at the Missouri Grand Prix.

Both easily won their respective 200-meter freestyle and 400 individual medley races on the second day of the meet.

Hoff set an American record in the 200, finishing in 1 minute, 56.08 seconds to beat five-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin .

On Saturday, Hoff broke the oldest American record on the books, the 400 freestyle.


Henin wins event in her home country

In Antwerp, Belgium, Justine Henin won the title at the Diamond Games by beating Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 6-3.

It was Henin's 41st career title, and she has won the past 10 finals she has played in.

l In Delray Beach, Fla., qualifier Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man to win an ATP title in 16 years by upsetting top-seeded James Blake 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the International Tennis Championships final.

He is the youngest to win an ATP title since Lleyton Hewitt won Adelaide in 1998 at 16.

- In Marseille, France, fourth-seeded Andy Murray beat Mario Ancic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to win the Open 13 for his fifth career title.

- In Vina del Mar, Chile, Flavia Penneta of Italy won the Cachantun Cup when Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic retired late in the second set.

Pennetta was leading Zakopalova 6-4, 5-4 when the Czech player fell to the ground after twisting her ankle.



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