Norlander is ousted at British Amateur
In Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, Henrik Norlander was eliminated in the second round of the British Amateur Championship at Muirfield.
Norlander, who helped lead Augusta State to the NCAA Division I national championship earlier this month, lost to Bolivia's Sebastian MacLean 1-up on Thursday.
- In Columbus, Ga., University of South Carolina golfer Wesley Bryan shot 3-under-par 68 and has a one-stroke lead in the 72-hole Southeastern Amateur. He's at 8-under 134 through two rounds.
The top area players are Taylor Floyd (66-70--136, tied for fifth), Carter Newman (69-70--139, tied for eighth) and Lee Knox (70-70--140, tied for 15th).
Former PGA Tour player John Engler, who has regained his amateur status, is at 72-74--146 and Augusta State men's coach Josh Gregory is at 72-77--149.
- Augusta's Emmett Turner is tied for fourth place in the eGolf Tour's Bolle Classic, which is being played at courses in Salisbury, N.C., and Lexington, N.C.
The former Augusta State golfer, who opened with 63 on Wednesday, followed that with 68 and is at 131. He trails leader Lee Williams (64-64) by three shots.
Other area golfers in the top 15 are David Robinson (69-63--132, tied for seventh) and Scott Parel (69-64--133) and Matt Hendrix (66-67--133), who are tied for 13th place.
- In Fort Smith, Ark., former Duke golfer Nathan J. Smith shot 9-under-par 61 to lead Matt Davidson by three shots after the first round of the Nationwide Tour's Fort Smith Classic at Hardscrabble Country Club.
John Daly, who grew up 75 miles away in Dardanelle, Ark., shot 66.
The area players in the field are Kevin Kisner (67), Scott Brown (70), Major Manning (72) and Stephen Poole (75).
- In Saint-Omer, France, Colm Moriarty, of Ireland, and Martin Wiegele, of Austria, each shot 5-under-par 66 to share a two-shot lead after the opening round of the European Tour's Saint-Omer Open.
Former Augusta State golfer Jamie Elson had 71 and Gary Murphy, another ex-Jag, shot 76.
- West Lake Country Club in Martinez will again play host to the American Junior Golf Association's Charles Howell III Junior Championship.
The 54-hole event, for golfers ages 12-18, will be played July 7-9.
Two area athletes make hall of fame
Arthur Prescott and Bobby Moore will be inducted into the South Carolina State Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 10.
Prescott, who played at Laney, and Moore, an Aiken High graduate, were All-American linemen.
- The NCAA is allowing Southern California's season-opening game against Hawaii to go on as scheduled.
NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said it's delaying for one year the penalty against USC that would have prevented the Trojans from playing a 13th game in the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
- The NCAA has decided to put the University of San Francisco on probation for two years after more than a dozen athletes spent more than $13,000 in scholarship money to improperly buy textbooks.
Clijsters bows out of Eastbourne event
In Eastbourne, England, Kim Clijsters lost 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament.
- In Den Bosch, Netherlands, Justine Henin reached the semifinals in the Unicef Open. Henin defeated Kristina Barrois 7-5, 6-3.
Stage winner moves to head of the pack
In La Punt, Switzerland, Robert Gesink, of the Netherlands, won the grueling sixth stage of the Tour of Switzerland and claimed the race leader's jersey, while Lance Armstrong finished fifth.
Armstrong, whose season has been hampered by illness and a crash, crossed the line 42 seconds back. He moved up to seventh overall, 55 seconds behind Gesink.