Sigg second at Georgia Juniors

Augusta’s Greyson Sigg is tied for second at 2-under after shooting 3-under-par 69 in the second round of the Georgia Junior Cham­pionship in Albany, Ga.

Sigg, the defending champion, is seven strokes back of the leader, Andy Shim of Duluth, who also shot 69 on Tuesday to go to 9-under at Doublegate Country Club.

Playing with them in the final grouping today will be Emmanuel Kountakis of Martinez, who shot 72 and is one stroke behind Sigg.

Augusta’s Carson Spears shot 72 and is at 1-over, tied for sixth.

Also making the cut were two players from Evans, Carter Mobley (75, tied for 35th) and David Hemann (75, tied for 57th) and Martinez’s Samuel Odi (78, tied for 53rd)

• In Buford, Ga., Evans’ Eunice Yi shot 5-over-par 77 to fall into a tie for eighth in the second round of the Georgia State Golf As­so­cia­tion’s Girls Cham­pion­ship.

Yi is 10 shots behind the co-leaders, Jordan Daniel of Newnan and Rachel Dai of Milton, who are at 1-under-par 143 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.

Megan Sabol, of Martinez, improved with a round of 78 and is tied for 16th.


Minor League Baseball

North’s All-Stars win showdown

The North edged the South 3-2 in the South Atlan­tic League All-Star Game in Charleston, S.C.

Cody Hall, the Green­Jackets’ lone representative, saw action late in the game for the South, getting two of three batters out in the top of the ninth.

The South scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t complete the rally.


Horse Racing

New Secretariat Preakness time

More than 39 years since Secretariat won the Preak­ness on his way to a Triple Crown, the Maryland Racing Commission ruled Tuesday that he had actually what was then a track record – and is still a race record – by traversing the mile-and-three-sixteenths in 1:53.

Secretariat now holds race records in all three Triple Crown races.

The commission investigated at the request of Sec­retariat’s 90-year-old owner, Penny Chenery, and Pim­lico president Tom Chuckas.

The electronic scoreboard at Pimlico timed the colt in 1:55. Several hand clockers from the Daily Racing Form reported timing the run at 1:53 2/5. The track’s official timer recorded 1:54 2/5.

The commission heard more than two hours of testimony, backed by modern technology.



Kvitova out early at Eastbourne

In Eastbourne, England, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was among the top three women’s seeds to fall in the first round of the Eastbourne Championships.

Defending champ Marion Bartoli beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-2. American Christina McHale upset third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4.

Kvitova went down 7-5, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

Andy Roddick claimed his first win in seven matches when Sam Querrey retired because of a back injury with Roddick up 5-2.



Atlanta falls at home to Liberty

In Atlanta, Cappie Pon­dexter had 14 points and a season-high 13 assists and Essence Carson added 14 points in the New York Liber­ty’s 73-60 victory over the Atlanta Dream.



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