Powers captures area junior event

Damon Powers, of Canton, Ga., shot his second consecutive 72 to win the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Forest Hills Junior Open on Sunday.

Powers finished at even-par 144 and held off Augusta’s John-Christian Whyte by one stroke at Forest Hills Golf Club.

States Fort, of Evans, shot 75 and tied for third at 147.

Evan Downs, of Augusta, posted 76 and was sixth at 150.

Augusta’s John David Chalmers (76), Evans’ Jack Rautenstrauch (77) and Will Sawyer, of Saluda, S.C., (76) tied for seventh at 152.

Sarah Harrison, of Martinez, shot 76 and finished second in the girls division. Rylie Marchman, of Waynesboro, tied for sixth.

• In Elgin, S.C., Carson Young added to his banner year with a victory in the South Carolina Golf Association’s Amateur Championship.

Young won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley in April and the Southern Cross at Palmetto Golf Club in May.

He shot 5-under 66 to win by two shots over Will Murphy at The Members Club at Woodcreek. Young finished at 12-under 272.

Lance Johnson, of North Augusta, closed with 75 and tied for 13th at 284.

Among other area golfers in the field, Kyle Bearden (71) tied for 31st at 289, Ben Lown (71) tied for 40th at 291, Alex Handy (73) tied for 54th at 294 and Jeff Pope (77) tied for 62nd at 298.

• In Johns Island, S.C., Georgia rolled to a 15.5-8.5 victory in the Georgia-South Carolina Girls’ Junior Challenge Match.

Evans’ Eunice Yi, a Georgia Regents University signee, dropped her final-round match to Reona Hirai, of Summerville. Hirai won 2 up at Seabrook Island-Crooked Oaks Course.


College Basketball

Jacket arrested, charged with DUI

Georgia Tech guard Chris Bolden was arrested and charged with DUI in Gwinnett County over the weekend.

Bolden, a 20-year-old sophomore, also was charged with purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor, speeding and improper lane change, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office online docket.

The school says it is aware of the situation, but had no further comment.

Bolden played in 31 games last season and started in 15. He averaged 7.3 points per game.


Auto Racing

Kimball secures first IndyCar win

In Lexington, Ohio, Charlie Kimball slipped by Simon Pagenaud with 18 laps remaining and pulled away to win the Indy 200 on Sunday at Mid-Ohio.

Racing in a backup car after wrecking in practice, Kimball beat Pagenaud to the finish line by more than 5 seconds for his first career IndyCar victory.



Del Potro claims Citi Open crown

In Washington, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro won his third Citi Open title and 14th consecutive match at the event, defeating former Georgia star John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Sunday’s final.



Brazil’s Neymar develops anemia

Barcelona says that Brazil striker Neymar has developed anemia, but that it won’t stop his preseason training with the Spanish champion.

Anemia is a lower than normal count of red blood cells that causes fatigue or weakness.



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Saturday’s results at the Futurity