Jaguars finish in 10th at Hootie
In Awendaw, S.C., Augusta State closed with 18-over-par 306 on Tuesday to finish in 10th place at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
The Jaguars wrapped up the three-day tournament at 30-over 894 and were 40 shots behind Auburn. The Tigers posted 294 in the final round and won by nine shots over Virginia at Bulls Bay Golf Club.
Alex Wennstam was the top finisher for the Jaguars, taking eighth place in the individual standings. He had rounds of 72-73-70–215 and was four strokes behind champion Niclas Carlsson (70-70-71–211), of Auburn.
Also for Augusta State, Taylor Floyd (74-73-79–226) tied for 43rd, Brendan Gillins (75-74-78–227) tied for 45th, Derek Chang (73-76-81–230) tied for 59th and Robin Petersson (77-74-79–230) tied for 59th.
South Carolina’s Dykes Harbin (74-73-72–219), a former Westside star, tied for 19th.
• In Greenwood, S.C., USC Aiken finished off a dominant performance with a win in the Bearcat Classic.
The Pacers posted a final-round 285 to finish at 8-under 856 and win by 19 shots over Georgia College at Greenwood Country Club.
It was the Pacers’ first tournament title since winning the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in 2009.
Gaines Milliner (77-68-69–214) led the way for USC Aiken, tying for fourth place in the individual standings. He was five shots behind Flagler’s Joel Dahlenburg (66-67-76–209), who took medalist honors.
Also for USC Aiken, J.P. Solis (70-69-77–216) and Taylor Welborn (76-69-71–216) tied for eighth and Matt Atkins (74-78-72–221) and Hayden Letien (73-75-73–221) tied for 18th.
Paine beaten at home by Coker
Keith Wolf was 3 for 5 with three RBI, leading Coker to a 13-6 win over Paine College at Lions Field.
William VanWinkle and Luis Serrano had two RBI apiece for the Lions (16-12).
Falcons re-sign center McClure
The Atlanta Falcons and veteran center Todd McClure have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
McClure will return for his 14th season with the Falcons.
• The Super Bowl-champion New York Giants will kick off the NFL season at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 5 in a nationally televised Wednesday night game.
Nadal moves on at Sony Ericsson
In Key Biscayne, Fla., Rafael Nadal swept five consecutive games midway through the match, propelling him to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori to reach the quarterfinals at the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached the final eight by beating No. 17-seeded Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-3.
No. 2 Maria Sharapova became the first semifinalist when she drubbed reigning French Open champion Li Na 6-3, 6-0.
Stanford to play for NIT crown
In New York, Anthony Brown scored a season-high 18 points and Josh Owens had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help Stanford advance to the NIT championship game with a 74-64 win over Massachusetts on Tuesday night.
Stanford (25-11) will meet Minnesota or Washington in the NIT final Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.