Reed plays way into Tour event
Once again, Patrick Reed came through in a PGA Tour Monday qualifier.
Reed, who missed the cut at last week’s John Deere Classic on a sponsor’s exemption, shot 7-under-par 65 to grab the fourth and final spot in this week’s True South Classic in Madison, Miss.
Reed played his way into a PGA Tour event for the fifth time this season. He is eighth in non-member earnings with $130,790.
Reed will join locals Scott Brown, Kevin Kisner and Vaughn Taylor in this week’s field.
• Chip Allen, of Evans, shot 72 to take the lead in the boys 14-15 division of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event at West Lake Country Club.
Allen leads by three shots in the 36-hole event.
Sarah Harrison, of Martinez, shot 76 and leads by five in the girls 15-19 division. Jake Forgay, of Augusta, had 84 and is up 15 strokes in the boys 12-13 division.
In the boys 16-19 division, Jacob Flynt, of Tifton, Ga., shot 70 and leads by a shot.
Minor League Hockey
’Hawks to open season on road
Augusta’s third consecutive season of minor league hockey will open on the road, according to a partial 2012-13 schedule released by the RiverHawks.
Augusta’s first road trip will also be its longest. The team will start on the road in the last weekend of October against the Mississippi RiverKings, RiverHawks owner Bob Kerzner said.
The team released the home portion of its schedule but did not reveal its road games.
The RiverHawks’ home opener Nov. 2 against the Fayetteville FireAntz will feature the raising of the team’s first championship banner, celebrating a 2011-12 regular season title.
Clemson grants release to Brown
Former South Aiken football player Josh Brown was granted his released from Clemson and will attend Marshall.
Clemson wanted Brown,
a three-star prospect on Rivals.com, to go to Hargrave Military Academy before moving to Clemson. He asked to be released last week.
Team USA rallies to defeat Brazil
In Washington, LeBron James scored 30 points and the U.S. men’s Olympic team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69.
• Tickets for this week’s EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, which begin Wednesday, will cost $5 per session or $25 for the entire tournament. The event is being held at North Augusta’s Riverview Park Activities Center.
Atlanta acquires Korver in trade
The Atlanta Hawks acquired small forward Kyle Korver from the Chicago Bulls for a trade exception and cash. The 6-foot-7 Korver averaged 8.1 points for the Bulls in 65 games, including seven starts, last season. He ranked 10th in the NBA by making 43.5 percent of his 3-pointers.
The Hawks also requested waivers on guard Jordan Farmar, one of five players acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in the deal for All-Star Joe Johnson.
• Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will have surgery Wednesday to fix the hand he broke slapping a padded wall during a summer league practice.
• The Brooklyn Nets signed veteran swingman Jerry Stackhouse, who spent last season in Atlanta, to a one-year, $1.4 million deal.