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Colleges

Pacers advance to finals in D-II

In Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., USC Aiken will make its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship.

The Pacers posted a final-round 293 on Wednesday and placed seventh in the South/Southeast Regional, finishing one stroke ahead of Barton College.

The top seven teams advanced to finals May 20-24 in Hershey, Pa.

Nova Southeastern closed with 284 to win the regional. Also advancing to the finals are Barry, Columbus State, Florida Southern, Lynn and West Florida.

J.P. Solis led the way for the Pacers, shooting a final-round 73 to tie for fourth in the individual standings. He finished at 1-under-par 215.

Ben Taylor, of Nova Southeastern, shot 69 to earn medalist honors. He finished at 210.

Also counting for USC Aiken were Mark Dickson (69, 222), Taylor Welborn (75, 232) and Hayden Letien (76, 233). Matt Atkins (83, 235) had the noncounting score.

• In Greenwood, S.C., Jackson Slaid and Andrew Hill had two RBI apiece as Montevallo defeated top-ranked USC Aiken 7-4 in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Baseball Championship.

Bryce Baur drove in a pair of runs for the top-seeded Pacers, who face an elimination game today against UNC Pembroke at 5 p.m.

High Schools

Irish ride strong start to victory

In Columbus, Ga., Aquinas jumped out to a big lead and held on for a 3-2 win over Pacelli in the Class A boys soccer playoffs.

Liam Globensky, Adam Cundey and Ben LaHatte had goals for the Fighting Irish, who took a 3-0 lead and made it hold up to advance to the state quarterfinals.

Miscellaneous

Bobo to speak at pavilion tonight

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is among the speakers scheduled for UGA Day tonight at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Bobo will be joined by head basketball coach Mark Fox and president-elect Jere Morehead.

The event, which includes a buffet dinner, begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $30.

For more information, contact Frances Beusse at fbeusse@uga.edu or (404) 814-8820.

College Basketball

Davidson to join A-10 in 2014-15

Davidson is joining the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2014. The school announced Wednesday that it will leave the Southern Conference to become the A-10’s 14th team on July 1, 2014.

NFL

Ex-Lion arrested twice in 14 hours

Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence then arrested again about 14 hours later for trying to take his car from a tow yard.

• The future home of the San Francisco 49ers will be called Levi’s Stadium.

Tennis

Azarenka loses her cool, match

In Madrid, Victoria Azarenka lost her temper, broke her racket and argued with the chair umpire in an exit from the Madrid Open.

Losing to Ekaterina Makarova 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round ended Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak to start the season.

On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4.


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