Jaguars 10th in fall finale
In Charleston, S.C., Augusta University closed out its fall schedule with a 10th place finish in The Battle at Stono Ferry.
The Jaguars, who won the Savannah State Tiger Invitational earliler in the week, closed with 14-over 302. They finished at 13-over for the event, which Campbell won with a 25-under score.
For the Jaguars, Broc Everett closed with 70 to finish tied for 10th individually at 5-under 211. Olof Gunnarsson shot 74 to finish tied for 23rd place at 217. Alex Shead tied for 53rd place after a final-round 80 gave him 226. Laken Hinton closed with 78 to tie for 55th at 227 and Gustav Andersson had 83 to finish 63rd at 234. Constantin Unger, who was playing as an individual, closed with 76 to tie for 32nd place at 219.
Former Lakeside golfer Hunter Dunagan, a sophomore at College of Charleston, won the individual title. After opening with 64-67, he closed with 69 to finish at 16-under 200 and win by two shots.
AU men’s team earns NCAA spot
In Wingate, N.C., Augusta University men’s team finished third in the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Augusta’s top performer in the 10k was Daniel Broadhead, who finished seventh with a time of 31:55.14.
The women’s team finished sixth in the regional, ending its season. Lara Way led the Jags in the 6k with a time of 22:58.8, which was 11th overall.
USC Aiken’s Bethany Fordham ran in the regional as an individual, finishing 91st with a time of 25:50.12.
Pacers beaten by the Bobcats
In Milledgeville, Ga., Georgia College took down USC Aiken 3-1 in Peach Belt Conference action.
The Pacers lost the first two sets and won the third to force a fourth set, where they were blown out 25-6.
Alie Smith had 16 kills and 13 digs for the Pacers, now 22-4, 8-2 PBC. Georgia College is 19-5, 8-3.
In St. Augustine, Fla., Peach Belt Conference frontrunner Flagler handed Augusta University a 3-0 loss on Saturday. The Jaguars, who are 16-13, 5-5 PBC, were led by Savanna Gonzales’ 10 kills. Flagler is now 19-3, 8-1.
Isner upset by qualifier
In Paris, qualifier Filip Krajinovic reached the Paris Masters final after upsetting former Georgia Bulldog John Isner 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5).
Isner was also playing for a berth in the elite eight-man ATP Finals, and that ended, too.
Krajinovic slid onto his back and sobbed, his arms raised, after sealing victory on his first match point. The Serb then knelt and kissed the court.
“When I served for the match my hand was shaking,” Krajinovic said. “It was tough to control the emotions. Best day in my life but the tournament is not over yet.”
He will play for his first career title against another American, Jack Sock, who comfortably beat Julien Benneteau of France 7-5, 6-2. Sock has never won a Masters title and can qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London if he does so her
In Zhuhai, China, Julia Goerges will take on CoCo Vandeweghe in the WTA Elite Trophy final today.
Vandeweghe advanced with a convincing 6-3, 6-3 win over rising Australian star Ashleigh Barty on Saturday, while Goerges held serve throughout in her 6-3, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded Anastasija Sevastova.