Jaguars finish sixth at Hackler

In Georgetown, S.C., the Augusta State men struggled in Monday’s final round and finished well off the pace at the General Hackler Championship.

The Jaguars posted 18-over-par 302 to drop back to sixth at the DeBor­dieu Club. The two-time defending national champions finished the 54-hole event at 37-over 889, 17 shots behind tournament champion North Flor­ida.

Augusta State’s Taylor Floyd (73-75-70–218) tied for seventh at 5-over. He finished six shots behind Sean Dale, of North Florida.

Also counting for the Jaguars, Derek Chang (71-71-77–219) tied for ninth, Brendan Gillins (71-74-78–223) tied for 21st, Robin Petersson (79-73-77–229) tied for 45th and Alex Wennstam (82-76-79–237) tied for 68th.

Playing as an individual, Augusta State’s Cody Shafer (81-79-74–234) tied for 57th.

• In Orangeburg, S.C., USC Aiken is third at the Magnol­ia Collegiate Invitation­al at Orangeburg Country Club.

The Pacers posted rounds of 295 and 288 and sit 15 shots behind UNC Pembroke.

J.P. Solis (71-74–145) is in 11th place, best among players with counting scores for USC Aiken.

Also counting for the Pacers, Hayden Letien (73-76–149) is tied for 20th, Matt Atkins (75-75–150) is 25th and Kyle Godsman (78-73–151) and Taylor Welborn (81-70–151) are tied for 26th.

Among USC Aiken players competing as individuals, Stephane Boudreau (73-70–143) is tied for fourth, Andrew Ward (72-72–144) is tied for sixth and Drew McElveen (73-83–156) is tied for 40th.

• In Lake Mary, Fla., Hunter Dunagan, of Martinez, won the boys 11-14 division of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club.

Dunagan (76-77–153) won by one shot over Anton Sera­fini, of Lake Mary, Fla.


Minor League Baseball

Jackets to have new radio home

When minor league baseball returns in April for a 25th consecutive season, the Augusta GreenJackets will have a new location on the radio.

The team announced Monday that it will part ways with Beasley Broadcasting after locking in a new agreement with the local ESPN radio affiliate. The Clear Channel-owned station, WYNF-AM (1340), will air all 140 regular-season games.

GreenJackets games had previously been aired on Beasley’s WRDW-AM (1630).

Eric Little will call the play-by-play action for a fourth consecutive season.



Djokovic cruises to fourth round

In Indian Wells, Calif., top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, improving his match record to 12-1 this year.

In the day’s biggest upset, No. 6 seed Sam Stosur lost to 30th-seeded Nadia Petrova 6-1, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) in a rematch of their three-set U.S. Open marathon last year.

John Isner defeated Juan Monaco 7-5, 7-5.


Horse Racing

Derby champion out of World Cup

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has developed lameness in his left hind leg and won’t run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31.

Trainer Graham Motion wrote on his Twitter feed that Animal Kingdom was sore after a weekend workout at Palm Meadows Training Cen­ter in Boynton Beach, Fla.

It’s the same leg Animal King­dom injured after finishing sixth in the Belmont Stakes last year. He missed the rest of the year and returned to racing last month.