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Suns top Jackets in extra innings

In Hagerstown, Md., J.R. Higley’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Suns a 5-4 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Saturday night.

The hit came off reliever Kevin Couture, who entered the game at the start of the inning.

Augusta scored three runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Myles Schroder’s homer to lead off the inning. The other runs scored on Jose Flores’ sacrifice fly and Ben Thomas’ single.

Augusta scored again in the seventh inning on a wild pitch to give the GreenJackets a 4-3 lead.

Hagerstown tied in the bottom of the inning on a Bryce Ortega RBI single, and that’s the way it stayed until Higley’s game-winner.

Augusta starter Adalberto Majia gave up four runs in 6⅔ innings of work on nine hits.

Golf

Ex-Jacket wins eGolf Tour event

In Wallace, N.C., former Georgia Tech All-American Chesson Hadley won his first eGolf Tour title, taking the River Landing Open on Saturday.

Hadley, who was born and still lives in Raleigh, N.C., closed with 1-under-par 71 for a four-shot victory. He finished at 17-under 271 and won $18,000.

David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., shot 68 to tie for second place with Alan Wagner, who also had 68. They each won $9,096.

Former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander closed with 73 and tied for 32nd place at 285.

Augusta’s Rob Bennett had 76 and tied for 43rd place at 289. And former Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz had 73 to finish 46th at 291.

• In Eatonton, Ga., lightning and thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the final round of the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match on Saturday, resulting in a 4-4 tie.

The matches were scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, but they never started. After more than two hours of delay, team officials elected to call the match, settling for the tie.

Area players accounted for 1½ of Georgia’s four points. Emmanuel Kountakis, of Martinez, won his opening match, which was worth a point, and Augusta’s Greyson Sigg halved his, which was worth a half-point.

It was the second tie in the history of the event, but second in the past three years. The first one occurred in 2010 at Atlanta Country Club in Marietta.

Georgia now leads the series at 22-13-2.

• In Little Rock, Ark., Augusta’s Dykes Harbin finished in a tie for 47th place in the Southern Amateur at Chenal Country Club.

Harbin closed with 73 and finished at 8-over 296.

In a sudden-death playoff, former Ivy League star Peter Williamson ran in a 25-foot birdie on the third hole to beat Alabama golfer Bobby Wyatt, the world No. 1 ranked amateur.

They finished at 12-under 276.

“What a day,” said William­son, who went to Dartmouth and lives in Hanover, N.H. “Our threesome all shot 67 – 15-under-par in the final round. It was a frantic pace.”

Williamson earned the option of playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March in Orlando, Fla., provided he remains an amateur at that time.

Disc Golf

Augustan takes title in legends

In Charlotte, N.C., Augusta’s Pete May defeated Peter Shive to win the Disc Golf World Champs Legends division on Saturday.

May finished at 1-over-par 361 for the tournament, edging Shive by a shot.

May won $800.


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