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Krywulycz shoots 67 in first round as pro

Mitch Krywulycz and Carter Newman, who helped lead Augusta State to back-to-back NCAA Division I Golf Championships, made their pro debuts Wednesday in the eGolf Professional Tour's Bolle Classic in North Carolina.

Krywulycz shot 4-under-par 67 and is tied for 21st, four strokes behind co-leaders Doug Garwood and Matt Cannon . Newman shot 72 and is tied for 108th in the 72-hole tournament.

It is being played at Sapona Country Club and Country Club of Salisbury.

Jay Haas Jr., another former Jaguar, opened with 66, while former USC Aiken standout Roberto Diaz joined Krywulycz in a group at 67.

Dane Burkhart, another former Pacer, and Aiken's Stephen Poole shot 68s. Former Augusta Prep standout Cortland Lowe opened with 69, while David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., had 70. Brad Arrington , the 2010 Augusta City Amateur champion, shot 73.

- In Columbus, Ga., Augusta's Lee Knox and Dykes Harbin and Augusta State golfer Derek Chang shot 2-over-par 73s and are tied for 34th place after the first round of the Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus.

Robert Mize , the son of Augusta native and former Masters Tournament champion Larry Mize, Seth Reeves, Minghao Wang and Alex Rowland shot 68s and share the lead.

Augusta State golfers Taylor Floyd and Brendan Gillins shot 74s. Brian Carter, of Evans, had 76.

- In Carrollton, Ga., Augusta's Laura Coble beat Debra Partridge 9 and 7 and Cheryl Grigg 2 and 1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Georgia State Golf Association Women's Match Play Championship at Sunset Hills Country Club.

Augusta State golfer Katherine James lost 1 up to Susan Rheney in her first match.

- Hayden Letien, a USC Aiken freshman last season, was named to the 13-player NCAA Division II Ping Southeast All-Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of American on Wednesday.

Tennis

Serena knocked off in Eastbourne event

In Eastbourne, England, Serena Williams ' comeback tournament ended in the second round with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 loss to top-seeded Vera Zvonareva.

Venus Williams is returning from a five-month layoff because of a hip injury, and she reached the quarterfinals with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 over Ana Ivanovic.

- Serena Williams was bumped up to No. 7 in the Wimbledon seedings -- 19 places above her world ranking -- a position that will allow her to avoid playing the highest-ranked players until at least the quarterfinals.

Williams was originally seeded No. 8, but the withdrawal of second-seeded Kim Clijsters because of a foot injury moved the rest of the field up one spot.

Colleges

Oregon cornerback will sit for opener

Oregon coach Chip Kelly has suspended Cliff Harris indefinitely after the cornerback was cited for speeding while driving with a suspended license.

Harris, 20, was cited Sunday after police said they clocked him driving at 118 mph on a suspended license in a rental car.

- South Carolina associate head coach Chad Holbrook has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head baseball coaching job at Tennessee.

Horse Racing

Jockey suspended for careless riding

Jockey Rajiv Maragh was suspended for seven days for careless riding in the Belmont Stakes, when his horse started a series of collisions that nearly caused Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to fall just after the start.

The suspension was announced Wednesday by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

A few strides into the Belmont, Maragh, aboard Isn't He Perfect, veered left from the No. 11 post into Mucho Macho Man , who in turned bumped Animal Kingdom. The force sent the Derby winner and jockey John Velazquez into Monzon, with Animal Kingdom stumbling badly.


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