GRU golfers 10th after first round
In Olympia Fields, Ill., Georgia Regents University’s men’s golf team opened its 2013-14 season by shooting 16-over-par 296 in the first round of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday.
The Jaguars are 10th in the 15-team field, but just five shots out of second place. Alabama leads with 281, followed by Oklahoma State at 291.
GRU sophomore Meechai Padung and senior Alex Wennestam led the Jaguars with 3-over-par 73s. Sophomore Maverick Antcliff and freshman Jackson Stroup had 75s. Junior Cody Shafer had the noncounting score with 79.
• In Aiken, USC Aiken’s volleyball team swept both its matches in the USC Aiken Invitational, beating Converse and Limestone to improve to 6-1.
In the first match, against Converse, the scores were 25-22, 25-16 and 25-12. The Lady Pacers then beat Limestone 25-4, 25-17 and 25-12.
In the victory over Converse, Aly Johnson had nine kills, Amanda Bologna had 19 assists and Hannah Tierney had four aces.
Leah Rodgers posted a match-high eight kills against Limestone and Bologna had 13 assists.
• In Wilson, N.C., Barton College handed the USC Aiken women’s soccer team a 2-0 defeat.
Emily Futral had a goal in the first half and Jodi Barber had the other goal in the second half for the Bulldogs (1-2).
USC Aiken (2-2) was outshot 17 -12.
• USC Aiken’s Fantasy Baseball Game will be held at Roberto Hernandez Stadium at 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 19.
Proceeds will benefit the USC Aiken baseball program and Carley’s Rays of Hope of the Brain Tumor Foundation. The foundation provides support for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors in South Carolina.
The event costs $200. The cost includes a uniform and hat. There will be two practices in preparation for the game.
Prior to the Baseball Fantasy Game, there will also be a Celebrity Softball Game starting at 6 p.m.
Aiken’s Schroder is 2 off the lead
In Okatie, S.C., Aiken’s Ron Schroder is two shots off the lead after the first round of the South Carolina Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship.
The 51-year-old Schroder, who lost on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff in the City of Aiken Amateur Championship on Sunday at Aiken Golf Club, shot 1-under-par 71 on Friday at Oldfield Golf Club.
The leaders, at 69, are Bluffton, S.C., golfers John Patterson and Bob Engler and Steve Liebler, of Irmo, S.C.
North Augusta’s Jeff Pope opened with 75 in the 54-hole event which is limited to golfers 25-over.
• In Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jonathan Mitchell, of Graniteville, tied for second place in the 11-14 age group in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Golden Bear Junior Challenge.
The 14-year-old Mitchell shot 77-76 at Golden Bear Golf Club Indigo Run.
Odom is charged after DUI arrest
Lamar Odom has been charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, nearly two weeks after his Mercedes-Benz was pulled over on a Southern California freeway.
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office said Friday that the charges stem from Odom’s Aug. 30 arrest in the San Fernando Valley.
The California Highway Patrol said Odom’s car was observed traveling in a “serpentine manner.”