Ex-Jaguar Reed to play in Vegas
Former Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed finished in a two-way tie for third place in a qualifier for four spots in this week’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, a PGA Tour event in Las Vegas.
Reed shot 65 at Boulder Creek Country Club to qualify for his sixth PGA Tour event this year. Counting sponsor exemptions, Reed has played in nine PGA Tour events this year, making five cuts.
• In Olympia Fields, Ill., the Augusta State men’s golf team didn’t make up any ground in the final round of the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational on Tuesday, finishing 13th, right where the Jaguars started the day.
Augusta State closed with 21-over 301 after opening with rounds of 305-288 to finish at 54-over 894.
Arkansas won the title by 13 shots over Florida, finishing at 854.
On Tuesday, Augusta State counted 73 by Cody Shafer, 74 by Alex Wennstam, 76 by Derek Chang and 78 by Robin Petersson. Meechai Padung’s 81 was the non-counting score.
For the tournament, Shafer (73-73-73–219) tied for 23rd place, Chang (75-72-76–223) tied for 32nd place, Wennstam (78-72-74–224) tied for 37th place, Petersson (79-72-78–229) tied for 56th place and Padung (83-72-81–236) tied for 68th place.
Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers was the medalist for the second consecutive year, shooting 72-68-67–207 to win by five shots over five golfers.
Red Devils move up a spot to fifth
Of the six local teams in the latest polls, only Lincoln County has a different ranking in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls.
The Red Devils went up from No. 6 to No. 5 in Class A after a 49-27 win against First Presbyterian. That leaves them one spot behind No. 4 Aquinas. The two Region 7-A schools play Oct. 11 at Aquinas.
As for the other classes, every local squad stayed put. Burke County is no longer tied at No. 3 in Class AAAA, but it does hold the position by itself this week. In Class AAA, Thomson and Washington County are again Nos. 2 and 3.
Washington-Wilkes kept its No. 7 rank. The Tigers are in front of No. 8 Greater Atlanta Christian, which is home against Thomson, and No. 10 Lovett, which visits Washington County.
Pacers’ Byers is player of week
USC Aiken’s Shannon Byers has been named Peach Belt Conference volleyball player of the week.
Byers hit .303 for the Pacers in their perfect 4-0 week last week.
She averaged 4.18 kills per set. The senior in total had 46 kills and 29 digs.
Dream’s season comes to an end
In Indianapolis, Katie Douglas scored 24 points and Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 20 rebounds to help the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 75-64 and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Fever recovered from a Game 1 loss at home to win the best-of-3 series against the two-time defending Eastern Conference champions 2-1.
Indiana will next face Connecticut in the opener of the East Finals on Friday night.
Lindsey Harding led Atlanta with 17 points. Angel McCoughtry, the league’s scoring leader in the regular season, had 16 points – just two in the second half and Sancho Lyttle added 10.
– From staff and wire reports
Lockout losses hit $100 million
The financial losses are starting to pile up as a result of the NHL lockout.
And on Tuesday, the league made that public.
In speaking to reporters after talks finished up for the day between the NHL and the NHLPA, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly estimated that the league has lost $100 million in revenues from the canceled preseason.
“Today,” he said, “was not overly encouraging.”
And though they can pick up at any time, for the moment, there are no further talks scheduled.
The season was slated to begin Oct. 11.
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