Harbin to survive cut in Arkansas
In Little Rock, Ark., Dykes Harbin will make the cut in the rain-delayed Southern Amateur Championship, but fellow Augustan Lee Knox won’t.
Harbin, who plays for South Carolina, has shot rounds of 73-74–147 at Chenal Country Club. He’ll make the cut after the suspended second round is completed this morning.
Harbin is 11 shots behind leader Keith Mitchell (68-68–136), a Georgia golfer from Chattanooga, Tenn.
Knox, who won the Georgia Amateur Championship on Sunday in Roswell, shot 75-80–155 and will miss the cut, which is projected to be at 149.
Mitchell has a two-shot lead over Hunter Howell (71-67) and Brad Schneider (69-67).
• In Wallace, N.C., former Georgia Tech golfer Chesson Hadley shot 4-under-par 68 to take the 36-hole lead in the eGolf Tour’s River Landing Open.
Hadley, who opened with 65, is at 11-under 133.
David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., is in second place, two shots behind Hadley, after rounds of 66-69–135.
Rob Bennett, of Augusta, is also in the top 10. Bennett shot his second consecutive 69 and is tied for eighth at 138.
Of the other golfers with area ties, Mitch Krywulycz shot 69-72–141 and Henrik Norlander shot 71-71 for 142 to make the cut on the number.
Stephen Poole had 67-76–143, Brad Arrington shot 78-71–149 and Scott Usher had 73-79–152.
Mountains can’t stop tour leader
In Bagnerer-de-Luchon, France, Britain’s Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France.
After the last hard ascent, Bradley maintained his overall lead and said he sensed “that it was pretty much over” with just three racing days left. He’s trying to become the first Briton to win cycling’s biggest race.
Overall, Wiggins leads Sky teammate Christopher Froome by 2 minutes, 5 seconds.
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali trails in third, 2:41 back, after losing 18 seconds to them in the final ascent.
Atlanta champ Fish withdraws
Two-time defending champion Mardy Fish withdrew from the Atlanta Open on Thursday because of an apparent left ankle injury.
Fish, the No. 2 seed, was leading Gilles Muller, of Luxembourg, 6-4, 3-2 in second-round play when he pulled out of the match.
Fish stumbled to his left while trying to return a drop and his left ankle appeared to buckle.
The world’s No. 13-ranked player, Fish underwent a heart procedure on May 23 to correct an arrhythmia.
Muller will play Matthew Ebden, a 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4 winner over James Blake.
Luck signs deal with the Colts
The Indianapolis Colts signed Stanford quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck to a four-year, $22.1 million deal on Thursday.
The deal is similar to the one signed by Cam Newton a year ago and the one signed this week by Robert Griffin III.
Newton, last year’s top pick, has a four-year, $22 million deal with Carolina and Griffin, signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins worth $21.1 million guaranteed.