Jags second at Charleston event
In Hollywood, S.C., the Augusta State men, playing in their second event of the spring season, grabbed the lead after the first round of the Charleston Shootout early Monday.
But in the afternoon session, Florida seized control.
The Jaguars, the two-time defending national champions, opened by posting 7-under-par 281, giving them a one-shot lead over the Gators.
Augusta State followed that up with 288, but Florida took a commanding lead after totaling 275.
The Gators lead by 12 shots over the Jaguars entering today’s final round at the Links at Stono Ferry.
Augusta State was led by Robin Petersson (70-69–139), who is in third place, five shots behind individual leader TJ Vogel (69-65–134), of Florida.
Also for the Jaguars, Taylor Floyd (69-72–141) is tied for sixth, Derek Chang (72-72–144) is tied for 15th, Brendan Gillins (73-75–148) and Alex Wennstam (70-78–148) are tied for 33rd and Shawn Yim (77-81–158) is tied for 78th.
• In Kiawah Island, S.C., the Augusta State women will carry a huge lead into the final round of the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate.
The Lady Jaguars posted 8-over 296 at Oak Point Golf Course on Monday and lead by 17 shots at 6-over 582.
Elon, which trailed Augusta State by 17 shots coming into the day, is still in second place after totaling 296.
Christine Duschek-Hansen leads the way for the Lady Jaguars after her second consecutive 72. She is tied for third at even-par 144, one shot behind UNC Greensboro’s Fanny Cnops (72-71–143) and Erin Selfridge (73-70–143) of Daytona State College.
Also for Augusta State, Casey Kennedy (70-75–145) is tied for fifth, first-round leader Natalie Wille (69-77–146) is tied for seventh, Kirsty Rands (75-76–151) is tied for 23rd and Marit Bjerke (80-73–153) is tied for 34th.
The tournament is split up between Oak Point and Cougar Point, on which the Lady Jags played Sunday.
Pacers move up to No. 22 in poll
USC Aiken moved up to No. 22 in the Collegiate Baseball Division II Poll.
The Pacers moved up three spots despite losing two of three in their series with Georgia College over the weekend.
Djokovic looks rusty in victory
In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Novak Djokovic shook off the rust to beat Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-4, 6-2 and reach the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships in his first match since winning the Australian Open.
The top-ranked Serb has not played a match in nearly four weeks – and it showed. He broke the 72nd-ranked German to go up 1-0 but had to save two break points in the fourth game. Stebe pushed the set to 5-4 and deuce before Djokovic hit his first ace and another good serve, which the German returned long.
Djokovic had an easier second set, breaking twice. He won the match with his third ace and another serve that Stebe couldn’t return.
Djokovic, going for a fourth consecutive Dubai title, is 8-0 this year.
• In Acapulco, Mexico, Florian Mayer, of Germany, beat Facundo Bagnis, of Argentina, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Mexican Open.
The fifth-seeded Mayer took advantage of seven aces to get past Bagnis in just more than an hour at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Mayer had four break opportunities and converted on three of them.