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Reed leads area golfers to finals

The four area golfers in the PGA Tour Qualifying School’s second stage have advanced to the finals.

In Humble, Texas, Patrick Reed tied for first place, Kevin Kisner finished third and Stephen Poole tied for 12th place at Redstone Golf Club’s Member Course. The top 19 advanced to the finals.

In McKinney, Texas, Henrik Norlander tied for 11th at TPC Craig Ranch. The top 20 from this site advanced to the finals.

Reed, who lives in Spring, Texas, closed with 3-under-par 69. He entered the final round tied for third place after rounds of 68-68-69.

Kisner, an Aiken resident, had a final-round 68. He was in a tie for sixth place after opening rounds of 68-67-72.

Poole, who also lives in Aiken, finished with a final-round 71. He was in a tie for 13th place after rounds of 71-67-71.

Norlander, a former Augusta State golfer who lives in Augusta, had a final-round
67. He entered the final round in a tie for 17th place after rounds of 69-67-72.

The finals will be held at PGA West in LaQuinta, Calif., starting Nov. 28. The top 25 players and ties after six rounds earn PGA Tour cards for 2013.

• In Columbus, Ga., Augusta’s Jimmy Rigsby and his partner David Hathaway, of Macon, finished 26th in the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship.

The shot 67-76-77–220.

Also in the championship flight, Martinez’s Doug Faulkner and former Augustan Dave Barwick, now of Suwanee, tied for 41st place (76-79-74).

In the first flight, Augustans Chuck Baldwin and Jimmy Garren shot 80-79-74 to tie for 10th place.

In the fourth flight, Evans’ Robert Reichl and Latrobe’s Frank Ewald were the winners after rounds of 79-76-82.

College Volleyball

Jags score upset in quarterfinals

In St. Augustine, Fla., Augusta State scored a minor upset while USC Aiken was eliminated in the Peach Belt Conference Championships in Flagler Gymnasium.

Fifth-seeded Augusta State avenged a pair of regular-season losses to Montevallo by beating the fourth-seeded Falcons 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 25-22) in the quarterfinals.

Augusta State junior Jenna Keeler had 15 kills, Mandy Irizarry had 11 kills and 13 digs and Krystin Wahlig racked up 42 assists.

The Lady Jaguars (19-14)
will take on top-seeded Armstrong Atlantic State at noon today in the semifinals.

No. 3 USC Aiken lost 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 32-30, 25-20) to sixth-seeded Lander.

Junior Leah Rodgers had a career-high 21 kills and Ashley Diedrich had 13 kills, for the Lady Pacers (18-13).

Auto Racing

Raceway is set for Turkey 100

Swainsboro Raceway will play host to the three-night Turkey 100 next week.

There will be racing on Nov. 22, 23 and 24. There will also be mud bogging at 4 p.m. on Nov. 24. For more information, call (478) 252-1300 or (478) 494-5005 or go to www.swainsbororaceway.com.

Tennis

Czech Republic, Spain are tied

In Prague, Tomas Berdych beat Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 to give the Czech Republic a 1-1 tie with Spain after the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup final.

Earlier, David Ferrer opened Spain’s bid for its fourth Davis Cup title in five years with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Radek Stepanek. Ferrer has won a tour-best seven titles this season.


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