Jags start slow in spring opener
In Chula Vista, Calif., the Augusta State men got off to a slow start in their first event of the spring season.
The two-time defending national champions were at 33-over par when play was suspended in the second round of the San Diego Intercollegiate.
All of the Jaguar players were on the back nine when play was stopped because of darkness. The second round will resume this morning, followed by the final round.
Earlier in the day, the Jags posted a first-round total of 19-over 302.
Derek Chang shot 71 in the first round to lead Augusta State. Other Jaguars included Taylor Floyd (74), Brendan Gillins (78) Robin Petterson (79), and Alex Wennstam (79).
• In Sorrento, Fla., the Augusta State women dropped back to fifth at the UCF Challenge.
The Lady Jaguars, who entered the second round two shots back and in third place, posted 5-over 293 and are 10 shots behind leaders Auburn and Baylor heading into the final round at RedTail Golf Club.
Augusta State’s Casey Kennedy shot 2-over 74 and is in sixth, four shots behind leader Hayley Davis, of Baylor, who is at 5-under 139.
Also for the Lady Jags, Marit Bjerke carded 71 and moved up into a tie for seventh at 144. Kirsty Rands (75) and Natalie Wille (73) are tied for 29th at 147. Christine Duschek-Hansen (76) is tied for 39th at 148.
Lady Pacer earns Peach Belt honor
USC Aiken’s Kayla Harris was named the Peach Belt Conference women’s player of the week.
Harris had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in the Lady Pacers’ 65-62 win over Lander on Feb. 8. She followed that with 13 points in the win over UNC Pembroke on Feb. 11.
• Paine College junior Allen Young was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Newcomer of the Week.
Young averaged 11 points in the Lions’ games against Stillman and Tuskegee last week.
• Augusta State is offering tickets online for the Senior Night matchups with USC Aiken on Wednesday and a chance to travel to the last regular-season game at Armstrong Atlantic State on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for non-college students and senior citizens.
Fans can ride on a Jaguar Club-sponsored chartered bus to the matchup in Savannah with Armstrong. Tickets for Jaguar Club members cost $10, while non-Jaguar club members can ride for $20 round-trip.
For more information, visit www.jaguarsroar.com.
Moss is planning return to league
Randy Moss announced on a webchat Monday – his 35th birthday – that he plans to come out of retirement next season.
Agent Joel Segal wouldn’t go into his client’s available options. Moss last played in 2010.
• Freddie Solomon, the former Miami Dolphins and 49ers wide receiver who became known as “Fabulous Freddie” and committed himself to community service for decades, died Monday at 59. He had been battling cancer over the past year.
Major League Baseball
Ortiz, Red Sox agree to a deal
David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $14,575,000.
• Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.