Pacers in sixth at Hilton Head

In Hilton Head Island, S.C., USC Aiken is in sixth place after two rounds of the Wex­ford Plantation Inter­col­legiate.

Playing their first event of the spring season, the Pacers posted rounds of 309 and 301 at Wexford Plantation Course. They are at 34-over-par 610, 19 shots behind leader Georgia State.

USC Aiken’s Matt Atkins carded rounds of 75 and 73 and is tied for sixth as an individual. He trails Georgia State’s Damon Stephenson (72-71) by five shots.

JP Solis had 75-76 and is tied for 17th. Among other Pacers in the field, Andrew Ward (81-75) is tied for 44th, Mark Dickson (78-79) is tied for 51st and Brian Amick (86-77) is tied for 77th.

Former Richmond Aca­de­my star William Sigg, playing for Presybterian, had 76-72 and is tied for sixth.

• In Kiawah Island, S.C., Salil Ghamande, of Evans, won the boys 14-and-under division at the International Junior Golf Tour event at Kiawah Island Resort.

He posted rounds of 77 and 79 to win by seven strokes over Joshua Allen, of Wilson, N.C.


College Baseball

USC Aiken gets back into poll

USC Aiken is ranked 29th in the Collegiate Baseball Divi­sion II Poll. The Pacers, who were not ranked last week, are 7-2 on the season.

• In the Collegiate Baseball Division I Poll, two-time defending national champion South Carolina is second behind Florida.

Georgia Tech is 10th, Geor­gia is 14th and Clemson is 25th.


College Football

Georgia awards named for greats

Georgia will give out two special awards named after Bulldogs greats starting next season.

The Frank Sinkwich Award, named for the 1942 Heis­man Trophy winner, will be awarded to the team’s toughest player.

The Charley Trippi Award, named for the 1946 Max­well Award winner, will be given to the team’s most versatile player.

• North Texas football coach Dan McCarney is out of the hospital after suffering a stroke one week ago.

McCarney felt his left side go numb Feb. 12 and was taken to a hospital.

A university spokesman said McCarney was released Thursday and has returned to the office for about an hour each day.

McCarney has said he expects to lead the Mean Green through spring drills, beginning March 28.



Dodig prevails in Memphis opener

In Memphis, Tenn., Ivan Dodig beat No. 8 seed Bernard Tomic 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (8) in the opening round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

The unseeded Dodig survived two match points in a third-set tiebreaker, winning when Tomic netted an easy volley to end the nearly three-hour match.

Second-seeded American Andy Roddick, the defending champ, plays his first match Wednesday night. The 29-year-old is 27th in the latest ATP rankings, his lowest position since August 2001.

Among those advancing to the second round in the Mem­phis International, the accompanying women’s event, were No. 3 seed Lucie Hradecka, No. 4 seed Marina Erakovic and Michaella Krajicek, who upset No. 6 seed Elena Baltacha 6-2, 6-1.

• In Buenos Aires, Argen­tina, Japan’s Kei Nishikori reached the second round of the Copa Claro, beating former No. 1-ranked Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Nishikori reached the Austra­lian Open quarterfinals last month.



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