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Golf

Lady Jags third at UCF Challenge

In Sorrento, Fla., the Augusta State women are in the hunt in their first event of the spring season.

The Lady Jaguars totaled 2-under-par 286 on Sunday and sit in third place, two shots off the lead at the UCF Challenge.

Baylor and Auburn hold the top two spots, respectively, at RedTail Golf Club.

Augusta State’s Casey Kennedy shot 3-under-par 69 and is tied for third in the individual standings. Baylor’s Hayley Davis and Auburn’s Victoria Trapani each had 68 and share the lead.

Other Augusta State players included Christine Duschek-Hansen (72), Kirsty Rands (72), Marit Bjerke (73) and Natalie Wille (74).

College Baseball

Augusta State splits twin bill

In Carrollton, Ga., Augusta State split a doubleheader with West Georgia on Sunday, dropping the first game, 5-1, before bouncing back to take the second, 5-4.

In the opener, West Georgia starter Cody Skinner allowed just one run in seven innings to get the win.

In the second game, Curtis Parker hit a two-run homer as the Jaguars (4-3) salvaged the final game of the series.

Tyler Padgett went 4 for 5 with four RBI as Paine College picked up its first win by beating Elizabeth City State 17-2.

Darren Stokes Jr. was 3 for 4 with four RBI and William VanWinkle was 3 for 3 with three RBI for the Lions (1-2).

Clifton Taylor was 2 for 5 with three RBI and Dustin Spruill was 3 for 4 with two RBI for Elizabeth City (2-3).

• In Aiken, North Georgia used a nine-run sixth inning to rout USC Aiken, 14-6, in the Carolina Outdoors Classic at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

Eason Spivey was 2 for 5 with three RBI and Terrell Jones was 3 for 6 with an RBI for the Saints (4-2).

Tyler Bourdo was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Stephen Carmon was 3 for 5 for the Pacers (5-1).

Tennis

U.S. completes romp over Swiss

In Fribourg, Switzerland, the United States completed its 5-0 rout of Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday, with 19-year-old Ryan Harrison and former Georgia star John Isner winning the closing singles matches.

Harrison made his Davis Cup debut, defeating Michael Lammer 7-6 (0), 7-6 (4) to extend the Americans’ lead to 4-0. Isner, who stunned Roger Federer in four sets Friday, then beat Marco Chuidinelli 6-3, 6-4 to give the U.S. its first sweep since a 2004 first-round series against Austria.

• In Paris, Angelique Kerber won her first WTA title Sunday by overpowering second-seeded Marion Bartoli, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3, in the Open GDF Suez final.

Kerber became the first German to win the Paris tournament since Steffi Graf in 1995, clinching victory with a forehand winner.

• In Hartsville, S.C., USC Aiken swept its men’s and women’s matches against Coker, with the women winning 7-2 and the men claiming an 8-1 victory.

• Augusta State’s matches against Georgia College & State were postponed on Sunday.

Skiing

France’s Worley wins slalom title

In Soldeu-Grandvalira, Andorra, Tessa Worley, of France, fought off gusting winds to win a second consecutive World Cup giant slalom Sunday in the Andorran Pyrenees.

Overall leader Lindsey Vonn was more than a second behind and finished in eighth.

Worley claimed her seventh career victory in 2 minutes, 1.80 seconds.


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