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Knox one back in Georgia Amateur

In Roswell, Ga., Augusta’s Lee Knox is one shot off the lead in the Georgia Amateur at Settindown Creek.

Knox, who won this tournament in 2010, was among the players who completed their second rounds before play was called at 5:06 p.m. on Friday because of inclement weather.

The University of Alabama golfer shot 2-under-par 70 and is at 5-under 139.

Acworth’s Michael Garretson, a South Alabama golfer, leads after rounds of 70-68–138.

The second round will be completed starting at 7:30 this morning.

Former Greenbrier golfer Chris Waters had 72 on Friday and is at 142, four shots off the lead.

Of the other area golfers who finished their second rounds, Austin Vick shot 71 and is at 149 while Brian Carter (78 on Friday) and Jeff Knox (74) are at 155. The cut is projected to be at 152.

William Sigg and Jamie Felder will complete their second rounds this morning. Sigg opened with 72 and Felder had 75.

• In Bluffton, S.C., North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith shot 74 in the second round of The Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall and is eight shots off the lead.

NeSmith, who opened with 69, is at 143.

Daniel Nisbet leads the 72-hole event after rounds of 69-66–135.

Augusta’s Chase Parker is at 76-77–153.

• In Kannapolis, N.C., Aiken’s Stephen Poole is the top area golfer through three rounds of the eGolf Tour’s Southern Open, which is being played at the Club at Irish Creek.

Poole had even-par 71 on Friday and is tied for 19th place at 205, or eight shots behind leader Drew Weaver.

Former Augusta State golfer Major Manning also had 71 and is at 206; David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., had 72 and is at 207. Former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander also had 72 and is at 210.

Weaver, a former Virginia Tech golfer, has a three-shot lead over Michael Sims (70 on Friday after his 59 on Thursday), Dustin Bray (65), Clark Klaasen (65) and Chip Lynn (67).

Football

Ex-Thoroughbred asks for release

Former South Aiken player Josh Brown, who graduated this year, failed to qualify at Clemson and has asked for a release so he can play at Marshall University, according to Thoroughbreds coach Jeremy West.

Clemson wanted Brown, a three-star prospect on Rivals.com, to go to Hargrave Military Academy before moving on to Clemson. But Brown has asked for his release.

Basketball

Former Jag sees little court time

In Las Vegas, former Augusta State star Garret Siler saw little action for the Washington Wizards in their 102-82 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in their NBA Summer League opener Friday.

The center didn’t score (0 for 1) but had two rebounds and a blocked shot in just over three minutes of action.

Horse Racing

Records verify care was legit

The on-call veterinarian for the Triple Crown races says that Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another did not receive any illegal or unwarranted medication during his attempt to sweep the three-race series.

Dr. Larry Bramlage said Friday records provided to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board don’t indicate anything inappropriate occurred involving I’ll Have Another.

– From staff and wire reports


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