Jaguars’ Antcliff wins tournament
In Mount Pleasant, S.C., Australian Maverick Antcliff, who recently completed his first season on the Augusta State golf team, won a six-hole playoff over Austin Cody to capture the Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club on Saturday.
The two tied at 12-under-par 204 after 54 holes before embarking on the longest playoff in Rice Planters history.
After matching five pars in the playoff, Antcliff made an 8-foot birdie putt on the 414-yard, 18th hole to beat the 2011 Rice Planters winner.
Antcliff shot 66 on Saturday, while Cody shot 67.
Brian Carter, a former Lakeside golfer and member of the Georgia golf team, closed with 69 and finished at 208.
• In Snow Hill, N.C., Aiken native Matt Hendrix shot 71 on Saturday and is tied for third after three rounds of the NGA Tour’s Cutter Creek Classic at Cutter Creek Golf Club.
Hendrix is at 9-under 207, two shots behind leader Adam Hogue (66).
• Tommy Carpenter shot 69 Saturday to lead the Goshen Golf Classic at Goshen Plantation.
The final round of the Regions Bank Amateur Series event is today.
Lopez, Vesnina prevail in finals
In Eastbourne, England, Feliciano Lopez won his third career title when he beat second-seeded Gilles Simon 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-0 in the Eastbourne final on Saturday, days before they meet again in the first round at Wimbledon.
Meanwhile, Elena Vesnina won her second WTA title when she defeated American qualifier Jamie Hampton 6-2, 6-1 in their final.
• In Rosmalen, Netherlands, Nicolas Mahut won his first ATP title at the age of 31, playing impeccable serve-and-volley tennis to beat second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in the Topshelf Open final.
In a rain-interrupted women’s final, Simona Halep won her second title in two weeks, beating Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2.
German admits to blood doping
In Berlin, Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has admitted for the first time that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes during his career, according to an interview with a German magazine published Saturday.
Ullrich had previously acknowledged having unspecified “contact” with Fuentes, but went further in an interview with the weekly Focus.
“Yes, I received treatment from Fuentes,” the German rider was quoted as saying.
In February 2012, the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Ullrich for two years for blood doping. The court stripped him of his third-place finish at the 2005 Tour. Ullrich retired in 2007.
Meet’s final day marred by death
In Ascot, England, Lethal Force sprinted to victory by two lengths in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the headline race at Royal Ascot on the fifth and final day which was marred by the death of a horse trained by the wife of Henry Cecil.
The winner of the Hardwicke Stakes, Thomas Chippendale, died of a suspected heart attack shortly after the end of the 1 ½ mile Group Two race.
Thomas Chippendale won the King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot last year.
Henry Cecil, who died June 11, previously trained the 4-year-old colt before his wife took over under a temporary license.