Lady Jags finish fifth at Finkbine
In Iowa City, Iowa, the Georgia Regents women’s golf team posted a final-round 314 on Sunday to finish fifth at the Diane Thomason Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course.
Three Lady Jaguars finished in the top 20 individually. Freshman Eunice Yi had the team’s low round Sunday with 4-over-par 76. Casey Kennedy tied for 15th after 78 and freshmen Jessica Haigwood and Josefine Nyqvist each tied for seventh after a pair of 80s. Christine Duschek-Hansen signed for 84 and tied for 63rd.
Illinois won the team title.
Stephanie Miller, of Illinois, registered a 10-stroke win over Kansas’ Yupaporn Kawinpakorn in the individual standings.
• In Chapel Hill, N.C., Clemson golfer Ashlan Ramsey, a former Columbia County resident, won her second consecutive individual title, claiming medalist honors at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational.
Ramsey, the No. 1 female amateur player in the world according to Golfweek, closed with 70 on Sunday to finish at 9-under-par 207 at the University of North Carolina’s Finley Golf Course.
Hawks routed in preseason game
In Biloxi, Miss., Anthony Davis scored 23 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-73 in a preseason game Sunday.
New Orleans scored the game’s first nine points and took a 34-18 lead after one quarter. Jrue Holiday hit a pair of 3-pointers during the early rally and finished with 13 points and six assists.
Atlanta was led by Al Horford’s 21 points. Paul Millsap added 13. They were the only Hawks in double-figures.
Djokovic on top again in China
In Shanghai, Novak Djokovic maintained his dominance in China by holding off Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to capture a second Shanghai Masters title and extend his winning streak in the country to 20 consecutive matches.
The Serb completed a back-to-back sweep of titles at the China Open in Beijing and the Shanghai Masters for the second year in a row. He’s now earned seven titles overall in China – the most he’s won in any country.
• In Osaka, Japan, Samantha Stosur rallied from a set down to beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday and win her second Japan Open title.
It was the 17th tour final for Stosur but the first of Bouchard’s career.
• In Linz, Austria, top-seeded Angelique Kerber won her first WTA title of the season and third overall by defeating two-time champion Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7-6 (6) at the Generali Ladies on Sunday.
Frenchman wins stage in Beijing
In Beijing, Nacer Bouhanni, of France, won for the second consecutive day, clinching the third stage of the Tour of Beijing on Sunday to maintain his overall lead.
Bouhanni, riding for the Francaise des Jeux team, clocked 4 hours, 8 minutes, 15 seconds on the 109-mile course from Yanqing to Qianjiadian.
• In Tours, France, John Degenkolb beat Michael Morkov and Arnaud Demare in a mass sprint to win the Paris-Tours race on Sunday.
Degenkolb completed the 146 miles from Authon-du-Perche to Tours in 5 hours, 29 minutes, 19 seconds. Morkov took second and Demare third.