Augusta takes pair from Suns
In Hagerstown, Md., Jesus Galindo’s RBI single in the seventh inning gave the Augusta GreenJackets a 1-0 victory on Friday night and a doubleheader sweep of the Hagerstown Suns.
Augusta won the opener 10-3 behind Jose Flores.
Flores broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run double in the fifth.
Then in the seventh, the GreenJackets sent 11 batters to the plate to score five more times.
North Augustan has senior lead
Glen Hurt turned in a bogey-free round of 3-under-par 69 to take the senior division lead after the first round of the Augusta City Amateur.
Hurt, 56, struck for birdies on Nos. 3, 7 and 10 at Forest Hills Golf Club.
The North Augustan has three Regions Bank Amateur Series victories, but hasn’t won since the 2010 season, when he won twice.
“I’m due to win or contend for one of these,” Hurt said. “But it’s a three-day tournament; there is a long way to go.”
Hurt said he’s played “pitiful” in practice rounds Wednesday and Thursday, failing to break 75.
• In Eatonton, Ga., Martinez’s Emmanuel Kountakis and Augusta’s Greyson Sigg helped Georgia tie South Carolina in the first day of the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match at Cuscowilla.
In the match-play singles format, each of the eight matches were worth a point for a win and half point for a halve, the teams tied 4-4. The final round, also consisting of eight singles matches, will be played today.
Kountakis beat Trace Crowe, of Easley, 1-up and Sigg halved with Beaufort’s J.D. Lehman, earning a half-point.
Aiken’s Ryan Carpenter, the only local player on the South Carolina team, lost 1-up to Harry Lambert, of Suwanee.
In today’s matches, Kountakis will take on Lehman, Sigg meets Crowe and Carpenter takes on Christopher Guglielmo, of Cumming.
Georgia leads the series 22-13-1.
• In Little Rock, Ark., Augusta’s Dykes Harbin fell back in the third round of the Southern Amateur at Chenal Country Club.
Harbin, the lone local golfer to make the cut, shot 4-over-par 76 after opening rounds of 73-74. He’s tied for 60th place.
Alabama golfer Bobby Wyatt and former Dartmouth golfer Peter Williamson share the 54-hole lead.
They both shot 70 on Friday and are at 7-under 209, one shot in front of Brad Schneider (72 on Friday).
Georgia golfer Keith Mitchell, who was the second-round leader after a pair of 68s, shot 80 and dropped back into a tie for 16th place.
• In Wallace, N.C., a strong storm suspended play in the final round of the eGolf Tour’s River Landing Open on Friday.
It was rescheduled for today, with Chesson Hadley holding a two-shot lead over David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga.
Serb earns spot in the semifinals
In Gstadd, Switzerland, Janko Tipsarevic, of Serbia, eased into the Swiss Open semifinals by beating Czech qualifier Jan Hernych 6-2, 6-1.
Tipsarevic next plays Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu, who rallied against Ernests Gulbis, of Latvia, to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
• In Hamburg, Germany, top-seeded Nicolas Almagro defeated sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships.
He will next meet third-seeded Juan Monaco, who beat Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 7-5.