Reed impresses in debut with Jaguars

In Macon, Ga., University of Georgia transfer Patrick Reed finally made his debut with Augusta State, carrying the Jaguars to the first-round lead in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship.

Reed, the 28th-ranked amateur in the world, didn't play in the Jaguars' first two tournaments, where they finished 10th and sixth.

His debut Saturday started with bogeys on two of his first three holes. He followed with five birdies the rest of the way for 3-under-par 69. He's in a six-way tie for first place in the individual race.

Behind his 69, Augusta State shot 6-under 282 to take a nine-shot lead over Chattanooga and Virginia Commonwealth.

Clemson is tied for fourth at 293, Georgia Tech is 12th at 298 and Georgia is 14th at 300. Rob Bennett , of Augusta, had 77 for the Bulldogs and Evans' Brian Carter shot 81.

For the Jaguars, Henrik Norlander had 70, Taylor Floyd 71 and Carter Newman and Mitch Krywulycz had 72s.

Horse Racing

Aikenite is second in Keeneland race

In his third career start, Dogwood Stable's Aikenite finished second in the Grade 1, $500,000 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., securing the colt a spot in the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Nov. 7 at Santa Anita.

Alan Garcia was in the saddle on Aikenite, who is trained by Todd Pletcher .

- Zenyatta did it again, running her record to 13-0 with a victory in the $300,000 Lady's Secret Stakes at Santa Anita.

The stellar mare, ridden by Mike Smith , tied Personal Ensign 's record streak of 13 consecutive wins set 20 years ago.

- Mine That Bird missed the winner's circle again.

The Kentucky Derby winner finished sixth in the $350,000 Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita, keeping him winless in four starts since his stunning 50-1 upset on the first Saturday in May.

Gitano Hernando , an 18-1 long shot, won the 1e-mile race, earning an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 7 at Santa Anita.


Lady Jaguars take sixth match in row

Senior Jessica Howard had 24 kills and four blocks as Augusta State swept Montevallo for its sixth victory in a row.

The Lady Jaguars (14-8, 5-4 Peach Belt Conference) won 25-14, 26-21 and 25.22.

Disc Golf

Augusta State wins state championship

In Swainsboro, Ga., Augusta State won the Georgia Collegiate Disc Golf State Championships at East Georgia College on Saturday.

The Jaguars finished 27-under to beat runner-up Georgia Tech by 29 shots in the five-team event. Georgia Southern, Georgia College and State and East Georgia also competed.

Augusta State's Lee Jones was the individual medalist at 9-under 45 on the par-54 course. Teammates Patrick May and Jason Lynn tied for second at 7-under 47.

May and Lynn also won the doubles title with 10-under 44.

Cross Country

Two Pacer runners finish in the top 12

In Daytona Beach, Fla., USC Aiken's Jani Linde and Nicole Maitland finished in the top 12 at the 5K 2009 Asics Classic won by host Embry-Riddle.

Linde came in 10th in 21 minutes, 29.61 seconds to earn her sixth consecutive top 10 finish. Maitland was 12th in 21:33.78.


Cilic shocks Nadal in the China Open

In Beijing, Marin Cilic upset second-ranked Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the China Open.

The eighth-seeded Croat cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win against the Spaniard, setting up a final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic , who beat Sweden's Robin Soderling 6-3, 6-3.



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