Ex-Jag qualifies for Byron Nelson
Former Augusta State All-American Patrick Reed continued his torrid stretch of golf Monday, shooting 8-under-par 64 to win the Monday qualifier for this week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship at Lantana Golf Club in Lantana, Texas.
Reed posted eight birdies and no bogeys to win the qualifying tournament by three shots. He will make his fourth PGA Tour appearance in the past five weeks.
Though he has no status on the PGA Tour, Reed has posted three top-35 finishes and earned more than $116,000.
• Huter Dunagan, of Martinez, shot rounds of 70-73 to win the boys 11-14 division at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event at Bartram Trail on Sunday.
Waynesboro’s Carter Mobley (75-70) won the boys 15-18 division.
Ragan Bailey (82-76), also from Wayensboro, won the girls 11-14 division, while Aiken’s Taylor Dodson (77-73) took the girls 15-18 division.
Eight inducted to S.C. Hall of Fame
Former Augusta National Golf Club chairman Hootie Johnson was among a group of eight people inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on Monday. He was chairman from 1998-2006; among changes made in his tenure were 18-hole television coverage of the Masters Tournament and major changes to the course.
The hall also included late NASCAR executive Jim Hunter, former Clemson and NBA standout Dale Davis and ex-NFL star running backs Stephen Davis and Duce Staley. Former South Carolina baseball coach June Raines, late Clemson baseball coach Bill Wilhelm and amateur sports champion Evelyn “Eckie” Johnson rounded out the group.
• Steve Archambo, a 15-year-old Greenbrier High School student, will compete with Team Georgia at the Cadet Duals wrestling competition in Daytona, Fla., next month. Archambo qualified in the 220-pound weight class in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman divisions. He will also compete in the National Competition of Wrestlers, held in Fargo, N.D., in July.
• The Augusta RiverHawks announced Monday that they raised more than $6,000 for the Vision Discovery Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University auctioning off specially-designed St. Patrick’s Day jerseys, worn during the March 17 contest.
Seminoles avoid sweep by Tigers
In Clemson, S.C., top-ranked Florida State avoided a three-game sweep in the nightcap of a doubleheader.
Clemson (31-21, 16-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) won the first game 9-7, but the Seminoles (41-11, 22-5) bounced back to take the second 9-5.
Coutu brought in by Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Georgia kicker Brandon Coutu. The Jaguars needed a kicker for organized team activities, which begin today. The team placed the franchise tag on veteran Josh Scobee, who has yet to sign the one-year tender.
Spaniard claims 9th stage of Giro
In Frosinone, Italy, Spanish rider Francisco Ventoso won the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint finish after several others fell at the last turn. Ryder Hesjedal, a Canadian with Garmin-Barracuda, held on to the overall lead for a third day.