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Area trio earn Q-School bonus

Area pros Henrik Norlander, David Robinson and Mitch Krywulycz have qualified for the eGolf Tour’s PGA Tour Q-School bonus.

The cutoff for qualifying was after Thursday’s final round of the eGolf Tour’s NorthStone Open in Huntersville, N.C.

EGolf members who have played at least 12 events and are currently in the top 20 on the money list will have their PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament entry fee – which is more than $4,000 per player – paid for by the eGolf Tour.

Norlander, a former Augusta State golfer who closed with 71 in Thursday’s final round to finish 26th, is 15th among members on the money list.

Robinson, a Sandersville, Ga., resident who missed the cut this week, is 17th on the money list.

And Krywulycz, another former Jaguar who tied for ninth after 71, is 19th on the money list.

Former New Mexico State golfer Tim Madigan won the NorthStone Classic, but his $13,000 payday wasn’t enough to crack the top 20 on the money list. He’s 22nd.

Madigan closed with 68 to win by two shots over ex-Clemson golfer Phillip Mollica, who also had 68.

• USC Aiken’s Matt Atkins, who finished in a tie for fifth place in the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, this week, has been named Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week.

Atkins finished three strokes behind individual medalist Sean Bosdosh of Maryland.

• In San Antonio, Meghan Stasi won her fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title to match the tournament record, routing Liz Waynick 6 and 5 at Briggs Ranch.

The 34-year-old Stasi, from Oakland Park, Fla., also won in 2006, 2007 and 2010.

She tied the victory record set by Ellen Port in the event limited to players 25 and older. Stasi also became the 16th player to win one U.S. Golf Association championship at least four times.

Miscellaneous

Disability swim meet scheduled

More than 60 disabled swimmers from around the country will compete in the Aiken-Augusta Swim League’s Fred Lamback Disability swim meet at Augusta Aquatics Center on Oct. 20-21.

The meet is specifically for disabled swimmers. The classification of different disabilities will be offered by U.S. Paralympics officials.

• A fund-raiser youth football camp, featuring former Georgia quarterback David Greene and safety Kelin Johnson for CAYFA, will be held Saturday.

Registration is $85 and includes an all-day camp, lunch, flag football game and autographs. The camp is open to all students and positions, ages 6-15. Register at everettsm.com or call (864) 350-1222.

WNBA

Fever earn spot in finals vs. Lynx

In Uncasville, Conn., Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever into the WNBA Finals with an 87-71 win over the Connecticut Sun.

Indiana will play at defending WNBA champion Minnesota in Game 1 of the finals on Sunday.

NHL

Sides meet, but no breakthrough

In New York, NHL and players’ association representatives met for four hours Thursday but there was no major breakthrough in negotiations to end the league’s lockout.

Thursday should have been opening day of the regular season.


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