Evans player earns Public Links berth

In Lithonia, Ga., Jordan Johnstun , of Evans, secured a spot in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on the third playoff hole at Mystery Valley Golf Club.

Johnstun shot 3-under 139 in the two-day event and finished tied with John-Tyler Griffin , of Wilson, N.C., who ended up first alternate. Kyle Beard of Barnwell, S.C., took the second alternate position after shooting 2-under 140.

Anders Alberton , of Woodstock, Ga., and Kyle Scott , of Tallapoosa, Ga., took the first two qualifying spots.

- In Cumming, Ga., first-round leader Carrier Metz shot 1-over 73 and increased her lead to eight strokes at the Georgia Girls' Championship at Polo Golf and Country Club. At 3-under 141, the 17-year-old is the only player under par.

Of the two Martinez residents competing, Elizabeth Kim is third in the Championship C flight at 20-over and Megan Sabol is eighth in the Championship D flight at 42-over. The final round is today.


Former Lynx coach to lead Dayton team

Former Augusta Lynx head coach John Marks has been named coach of the new Dayton Gems of the International Hockey League.

Marks, who coached the Lynx for two months last fall before the team folded, became an assistant coach with the Florida Everblades, of the ECHL, for the second half of the 2008-09 season.


Florida team honors USC Aiken's Howard

USC Aiken junior Travis Howard was named player of the week by the Leesburg Lightning of the Florida Collegiate Summer League.

He is tied for first in the league with 10 RBI and is in the top 10 with a batting average of .321.


Lady Pacers add 3 to recruiting class

USC Aiken coach Jerry Snyder has added three new members to his 2009-10 recruiting class.

Hayley Justice played outfield for Pacer alum Michelle Yeater at Midland Valley High School. First baseman Blair Warren arrives from Florence Darlington (S.C.) Technical College. Kristian Pickrel played third base for former USC Aiken standout Jami Cornwell at Hannah-Pamplico High School in Pamplico, S.C.


Tigers coach quits after assault arrest

Longtime Clemson coach Trevor Adair has resigned, more than two months after his arrest on charges of attacking his teenage daughters.

Adair, 48, had coached the Tigers for 14 years and led the team to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2005 national semifinals.

He was charged with two counts of assault and battery in April and released on $10,000 bond.

Assistant Phil Hindson will take over as interim head coach.

- The USC Aiken men's team will play eight home games this season, with four Peach Belt Con-ference teams visiting the Pacers.

The season begins Aug. 29 with an away game against Mount Olive College in Mount Olive, N.C. That will be followed by a four-match homestand, starting Sept. 4 against national powerhouse Lynn. Other home opponents are Anderson, North Georgia, Catawba, Carson-Newman, Flagler, Clayton State and Georgia Southwestern.


French Open champ Kuznetsova ousted

In Eastbourne, England, French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in the first round of the grass-court tournament at Eastbourne, falling 6-0, 6-3 to Aleksandra Wozniack , of Canada.

She wasn't the only high seed to fall.

Anna Chakvetadze defeated third-seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2, and Amelie Mauresmo stopped No. 4 Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

On the men's side of the dual WTA and ATP event, Frank Dancevic downed top-seeded Igor Andreev 7-6 (6), 6-2.



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