Originally created 09/15/99

Overtime: Jags' Elson is winner at Kiawah Island



Augusta State sophomore Jamie Elson won the Cleveland/Kiawah Island intercollegiate golf tournament, winning by three strokes with a 69-67 -- 136 score at the island's Osprey Point course.

Elson's 8-under total for 36 holes topped second place finisher Jedd McLuen of College of Charleston who had a 65-74 -- 139, giving him two career tournament victories for the Jaguars. He won the ASU/Cleveland intercollegiate last season.

In the team competition, North Florida won by 13 shots (287-275 -- 562), with Virginia Commonwealth second at 296-289 -- 575. Augusta State was fourth (292-287 -- 579).

The tournament originally scheduled for 54 holes, but the impending Hurricane Floyd forced officials to call the tournament after 36 holes.

VOLLEYBALL:

Augusta State's Melissa Hall set a school record with 26 kills in three games and the Lady Jaguars evened their season record at 7-7 by defeating USC Aiken 16-14, 15-9 and 15-6.

Hay broke the record she established last week with 22 kills against Anderson College. She also had 18 digs and two service aces in the match with USC Aiken (5-4).

FOOTBALL:

The Augusta Heat plays its final regular-season home game Saturday, meeting the South Carolina Seminoles in a 1 p.m. game at Evans High School's Blanchard Stadium.

The Heat carries a 7-0 record into the game while the Seminoles are 8-1, with the only loss being to Augusta on July 31, 38-6.

The game has been designated "Fan Appreciation and Pack the Stadium Day." Youth and adult football league teams can arrange a special group discount by calling (706) 854-PASS. Individual tickets, $10 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission, can be purchased at area Home Folks News and Music Shops.

The Heat has set up its second football and cheerleading camp, on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, at Patriots Park in Columbia County.

For more information, call Mike Lilly or Mike Brodicker at (7-6) 863-7523 or the Heat offices at(706) 854-PASS.

BOXING:

NABF supermiddleweight champion Randie Carver died Tuesday, two days after losing consciousness in a title defense at Harrah's North Kansas City Casino. He was 24.

Carver, who had been in critical condition since undergoing emergency brain surgery late Sunday, went down in the 10th round of a 12-round bout with Kabary Salem. Family and friends had huddled at North Kansas City Hospital as Carver was kept on life support until he died Tuesday morning.

Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams, a boxer who was shot by police but recovered to fight Muhammad Ali for the title in 1966, died after being struck by a car. He was 66.

Williams died Friday at Ben Taub hospital. No charges were filed against the driver, who hit the ailing Williams as he crossed the street after a dialysis treatment.

HORSE RACING:

Dave Gall, fourth on the jockeys' career victory list with 7,389, said Tuesday he will retire at the end of the week. The 57-year-old Gall has been racing at Fairmount Park near St. Louis since 1959. Gall, who led the country in victories in 1979, trails only Willie Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay Jr. and Pat Day on the career list.

Gall, who has been slowed by injuries in recent years, said he would train horses next year and "do other things."

TENNIS:

The center court of the Berlin tennis stadium where the German Open is played every year will bear the name of Steffi Graf, who won the tournament nine times. Graf retired this summer.

Martina Navratilova heads the nominees to be voted on for election to the International Tennis Hall of Fame next year.

The Hall's Enshrinee Nominating Committee selected Navratilova, Malcolm Anderson, Nancye Wynn Bolton and Mervyn Rose to be included on the ballot in the player category. Robert Kelleher and the late Derek Hardwick were nominated for their contributions to tennis.

The left-hander, who holds the record for most match victories in both singles and doubles with 1,438 singles victories and 1,111 in doubles, turned pro in 1973 and retired in 1994 after being ranked No. 1 in the world for a total of 331 weeks.

Those selected will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., next summer.