Jaguars in ninth at Eagle/Osprey
In Jacksonville, Fla., the Georgia Regents men’s golf team is in ninth place after two rounds of the Eagle/Osprey Intercollegiate at Deerwood Country Club.
The Jaguars posted rounds of 298 and 307 on Monday and are 25 strokes behind leader Vanderbilt.
Maverick Antcliff led the way for Georgia Regents, shooting 74-73. He is tied for ninth at 3-over 147.
Trey Rule, of Mercer, leads at 142.
Also in the field for the Jaguars were Alex Wennstam (73-78), Viktor Edin (75-78), Jake Marriott (78-78), Meechai Padung (76-80) and Cody Shafer (79-78).
Mercer’s Emmanuel Kountakis, a former Lakeside golfer, carded 75-80.
The final round is today.
• In Kiawah Island, S.C., South Carolina golfer Matt NeSmith, of North Augusta, shot 69 on Monday and is tied for sixth place in the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic.
NeSmith sits a even-par 144 after two rounds at Turtle Point Golf Club.
Presbyterian’s William Sigg, a former Richmond Academy standout, is tied for 20th after rounds of 73 and 75.
• Purdue punter Cody Webster was named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week, the Augusta Sports Council announced Monday.
Webster had eight punts for 396 yards, averaging 49.5 yards Saturday against Ohio State.
High School Football
Prep stats due by Wednesday
The Augusta Chronicle publishes weekly statistical leaders compiled from the area’s high school football teams.
Coaches are asked to submit statistics each week by fax to (706) 823-3408 or by e-mail to wayne.staats@augusta chronicle.com.
Leaders in kicking, interceptions, passing yards, punting average, rushing yards, receiving yards, sacks, tackles, and total touchdowns will be tracked.
Call staff writer Wayne Staats at (706) 823-3425 with any questions.
Dublin track will hold Outlaw race
The Al Sihah Shriners Temple Race for Children’s Hospital, the finale of the Southern Outlaw Super Street Series, will be held Saturday at Dublin 441 Speedway.
In addition to the racing, David Ragan’s Nationwide Series car will be on display.
Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children.
Conflict is seen in November Cup
The senior Olympic winter sports official sees a threat in FIFA choosing November for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – even if the proposed date avoids a clash with the Winter Games.
Rene Fasel, who heads the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, said Monday that scheduling the tournament in November would conflict with events for all seven of his members.
“November is the start of the season for maybe, I would say, all the other federations,” said Fasel, an IOC executive board member and president of ice hockey’s governing body. “For sure, we have to put up the flag and say, ‘Hey guys, be careful.’”
FIFA is considering moving its event from the usual June-July period to avoid the heat in Qatar. A decision might not come until 2015.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has suggested November, while UEFA President Michel Platini prefers a January start. A January World Cup would conflict with the lead-in to the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.