Originally created 07/20/98

Overtime: Augusta boxers win Games title



The Augusta Boxing Club won the team title in 1998 Georgia Games boxing over the weekend, bringing home 10 gold medals.

In the competition at Holyfield Arena in Atlanta, boxing club medal winners were: Seth Key, 100 pounds; David Wilkerson (106), Jason Pinckney (112), Matt Bargeron (119), Tyler Walls (125), Chris Harper (165), Chris Keaneally (65), Fred Hall (85), Kirby Hartley (female, 80 pounds) and Laura Luther (female, 100).

GOLF: South Africa's Trevor Immelman will be coming to Augusta next April for the 1999 Masters.

Immelman, 18, defeated Jason Dufner of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, in the USGA Public Links Championship in a 36-hole final on Saturday.

Immelman will join another amateur teen, Spain's Sergio Garcia in the Masters. Garcia, also 18, won this year's British Amateur title.

It was Immelman's sixth national tournament final in 15 months and only his second victory.

HORSE RACING: Classic Cat won a photo finish, edging out Ohio-bred One Bold Stoke to capture the $300,000 Ohio Derby on Sunday at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio.

Classic Cat, the morning line favorite at 5-2, earned $180,000 in the Grade II stakes race for 3-year-olds. The horse timed 1:49 4-5 over the 1 1/8 -mile course, rallying steadily through the field after being seventh at the quarter pole and sixth at the half-mile mark.

"We were just lucky to get our nose down at the end," jockey Shane Sellers said.

BASKETBALL: Former Texas Tech standout Jason Sasser scored 15 points and former Xavier player Michael Hawkins added 12 points, four assists and three steals as all 15 USA Basketball players scored in Sunday's 95-78 exhibition victory over Spain in Monte Carlo.

It was USA Basketball's second victory in as many days in preparation for the World Championships, following Saturday's 93-63 rout of France.

The exhibition was the second of three scheduled in Europe for the USA team before it begins World Championship play on July 29. The Americans will play the Italian National Team in Rome on July 25.