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College Golf

Jaguars well off pace at Hootie

In Awendaw, S.C., Augusta State posted its second consecutive round of 6-over-par 294 and is in 10th place after two rounds of the Hootie at Bulls Bay.

The two-time defending national champions are at 12-over 588 and are 28 shots behind Auburn.

The Tigers shot 275 to break free from Kentucky, their co-leader after the first round. The Wildcats totaled 282 and are tied for second with Texas A&M, seven shots off the pace.

Alex Wennstam (72-73–145) continues to lead the way for the Jaguars. He is tied for 25th, eight shots behind Texas A&M’s Cameron Peck (70-67–137) in the individual standings.

Also for Augusta State, Taylor Floyd (74-73–147) is tied for 36th, Derek Chang (73-76–149) is tied for 46th, Brendan Gillins (75-74–149) is tied for 46th and Robin Petersson (77-74–151) is tied for 58th.

South Carolina’s Dykes Harbin (74-73–147)), a former Westside star, is tied for 36th.

The final round is today.

• In Greenwood, S.C., USC Aiken has a 10-shot lead after two rounds of the Bearcat Classic.

The Pacers had rounds of 290 and 281 and are at 5-under-par 571 at Greenwood Country Club.

Georgia College (288-293–581) is second.

USC Aiken’s J.P. Solis (70-69–139) is tied for third in the individual standings. He is six shots behind Flagler’s Joel Dahlenburg (66-67–133).

Also counting for the Pacers, Gaines Milliner (77-68–145) and Taylor Welborn (76-69–145) are tied for 12th, Hayden Letien (73-75–148) is tied for 22nd and Matt Atkins (71-78–149) is tied for 26th.

Softball

Ex-Jacket earns Peach Belt honor

USC Aiken infielder Lindsey Jones was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week.

The former North Augusta High School standout was 9 for 13 with three RBI as the Lady Pacers went 4-0 during the week.

Horse Racing

Trainer Baffert has heart attack

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had a heart attack in Dubai where he was preparing to run Game On Dude in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

Baffert’s assistant, Jim Barnes, said from Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, Calif., that Baffert was “doing very good” after having three stents inserted in two arteries on Monday.

Barnes said Jill Baffert told him the procedure went well and “everything should be fine.” Bernie Schiappa, co-owner of Game on Dude, said the 59-year-old trainer wasn’t feeling well on the long flight to Dubai and arrived very tired. He said Baffert then fell ill early Monday morning and was taken to a hospital.

Auto Racing

Mayfield’s suit won’t be revived

A federal appeals court in Virginia has refused to revive a lawsuit by former racecar driver Jeremy Mayfield’s against NASCAR over his suspension for failing a random drug test.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Monday that U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen in Charlotte, N.C., did not abuse his discretion in dismissing Mayfield’s complaint.

After his 2009 suspension, Mayfield sued NASCAR; its owner, Brian Zachary France; and a drug testing company for defamation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of contract and negligence. Mullen tossed out the suit because Mayfield had, as a driver and an owner, signed documents waiving his right to sue.


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