Talbert, Ramsey finish in top 20
In Alpharetta, Ga., two players with area ties finished in the top 20 in the girls division of the American Junior Golf Association’s Rolex Tournament of Champions on Friday.
Strom Thurmond High golfer McKenzie Talbert closed with 75 to tie for 15th place at 291.
Former Martinez resident Ashlan Ramsey, now of Milledgeville, Ga., shot 72 and tied for 18th place at 292.
Jaye Marie Green won the tournament in a sudden-death playoff over Karen Chung.
North Augusta’s Jessica Hoang missed the 54-hole cut, as did Augusta’s Greyson Sigg in the boys division.
• In Atlanta, area golfers Lee Knox and Brian Carter are tied for 20th place through three rounds of the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Country Club.
Knox, an Alabama golfer, shot 71 and Carter, a Georgia golfer, had 68. They are at 214, 12 shots behind leader Bruce Woodall (69 on Friday).
Augusta’s Dykes Harbin, who plays for South Carolina, had 71 and is tied for 28th place at 216.
• In Wintergreen, Va., Peter Malnati carries a two-shot lead into today’s final round of the eGolf Tour’s Championship at Wintergreen Resort.
The Dandridge, Tenn., resident had five birdies, an eagle and a bogey in 6-under-par 66 on Friday to move to 19-under 197. He is seeking his first eGolf Tour victory after three top-four finishes this season, including a runner-up finish.
Cam Burke had 66 for 199 and Chesson Hadley had 65 for 200.
Former Augusta State All-America Henrik Norlander shot 70 and is tied for 10th place at 205.
David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., had 68 and is tied for 21st place at 208.
• Stephanie Bennett, of Appling, shot rounds of 80 and 74 to finish 20th overall in the Georgia Top 60 Women’s Classic at Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Ga., this week. Bennett tied for sixth in the first flight of the event.
Doubleheaders to kick off later
The league is shifting the start time of the second game of its Sunday TV doubleheaders on CBS and Fox by 10 minutes, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:25.
Williams, Odom involved in deal
Mo Williams will be reunited with the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal that will send Lamar Odom back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers.
The Rockets received the rights to the Clippers’ 53rd overall pick, Furkan Aldemir, and the Jazz sent the team’s trade exception to Dallas. The Mavs also received cash considerations from Houston.
Dream post road win over Shock
In Tulsa, Okla., Angel McCoughtry had 24 points and Armintie Price added 19 as the Atlanta Dream stopped the Tulsa Shock 102-92.
Tiffany Hayes added 15 points off the bench for the Dream (7-7).
US tops Aussies in the World Cup
In Oklahoma City, Valerie Arioto homered, Lauren Gibson doubled in a run and the United States beat Australia 3-1 at the World Cup of Softball.
United States starter Jordan Taylor (1-0) threw four scoreless innings before getting pulled after the U.S. (2-0) took the lead in the bottom of the fourth.