Antcliff in 20th; teammate falters
In Tallahassee, Fla., Augusta State’s Maverick Antcliff posted 1-under-par 71 on Friday, while teammate Alex Wennstam struggled to 76 in the second round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club.
Antcliff is tied for 20th at 4-under 140 entering today’s third and final round. Wennstam is tied for 47th at 147.
MJ Maguire, of North Florida, shot 68 and has a one-shot lead over Georgia Tech’s Cheng-Tsung Pan and Florida State’s Chase Seiffert. Pan shot 67 and Seiffert had 68.
In the team event, North Florida leads by two shots over Washington.
The top 5 teams and top individual on a nonadvancing team move on to the NCAA Championships.
• In Charlotte, N.C., Andy Bare closed with 4-under 68 to win the eGolf Tour’s Palisades Classic by one shot over Brien Davis on Friday.
Bare finished at 19-under 197 at The Palisades Country Club. He earned $16,000 for the win.
Former Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz closed with 68 and tied for seventh place at 202.
Major Manning, another former Jaguar, shot 71 and tied for 29th at 210. Jay Haas Jr., another ex-Jaguar, shot 71 and tied for 31st at 211.
Cobras walk off against Pacers
In Mount Olive, S.C., Shea Bell drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving Coker a 2-1 win over USC Aiken in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Friday night.
Fico Kondla led off the inning with a double off former Harlem star Derek Beasley.
Taylor Grover came in to replace Beasley, and promptly issued a walk and hit a batter to load the bases for Bell.
The loss drops USC Aiken to the loser’s bracket, where it will face an elimination game against Georgia College and State at 3 p.m. today.
The Pacers defeated the Bobcats 11-7 to open the regional. Georgia College bounced back with a 12-0 win over Lincoln Memorial on Friday night.
Coker advances to face regional host Mount Olive.
• In Athens, Ga., Sean McLaughlin allowed one run on four hits in seven innings to help Georgia earn a 3-1 win over Florida.
• In Coral Gables, Fla., David Thompson homered and drove in five runs to lead Miami to an 11-7 win over Georgia Tech.
• In Starkville, Miss., Grayson Greiner hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning, leading South Carolina to a 5-3 win over Mississippi State.
• In Tallahassee, Fla., Luke Weaver gave up one run on seven hits in 7⅓ innings to lead Florida State to a 2-1 win over Clemson.
Djokovic ousted in quarterfinals
In Rome, top-ranked Novak Djokovic wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarterfinals Friday.
It’s the second consecutive week that Djokovic has struggled, having also lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid Open, where he was bothered by a right ankle injury.
In the semifinals, Berdych will face six-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal, who defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
In the women’s draw, top-ranked Serena Williams rolled past Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 to extend her winning streak to a career-best 22 matches.
Williams had twice won 21 in a row before, although both of those runs came a decade ago, in 2002 and 2003.
– From staff and wire reports