Originally created 04/22/00


Ex-Lakeside golfer Mundy leads tourney

Furman's Jay Mundy, a former standout golfer at Lakeside High School, shot a first-round, 2-under-par 69 Friday to lead the Paladins to the lead in the Southern Conference golf tournament at the Lexington (Va.) Golf and Country Club.

Mundy's teammate, Kirk Satterfield, added a 70 helping Furman post a team score of 287, nine shots better than College of Charleston and East Tennessee State, each at 296.

Georgia Southern (306) is seventh going into today's second round.

AUTO RACING: Postponed because of weather conditions last Saturday night, National Vintage auto racing is on tonight's schedule at the Silver Eagle Speedway in Grovetown.

Vintage stock cars built between 1930 and 1957 will race at the speedway, beginning at 7 p.m., along with the five regular classes of competition over the half-mile clay oval, located at 3157 Gordon Highway, seven miles west of Interstate 520 on U.S. 278.

ROWING: The U.S. National Rowing Team Speed Orders will be held continues today and Sunday on Langley Pond. The competition will help determine the U.S. team that will represent the country at various world events, including the Sydney Olympics. Admission is free.

Langley Pond is closed to unauthorized motorized crafts during daylight hours today and Sunday.

BOXING: The North Augusta Boxing Club will stage championship amateur fights tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. Teams from Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee will be competing.

Featured will be Open class, Junior Olympics and female boxers competing for state titles. Winners advance to the national championships in Gulfport, Miss., in July.

Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Children under 6 will be admitted free.

TENNIS: Greenbrier defeated Statesboro 3-2 to win by Region 3-AAA boys tennis championship and Richmond Academy won the region's girls title Friday at Newman Tennis Center.

The Wolfpack defeated Richmond Academy 4-0 and Dublin 3-2 before knocking off Statesboro for the trip to the state playoffs. Columbus will be at Greenbrier in the first round of the state competition. The starting time has not been determined.

Richmond Academy's girls defeated Westside 3-0 and Burke County 3-1 in preliminary matches before stopping Greenbrier 4-1 for the title.

BASKETBALL: The CSRA Middle and High School All-Star Games will be held today at Richmond Academy. Middle school games will be held at noon and 2 p.m. High school games are scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m.

The games feature the top middle and high school players from the area. A free throw shooting contest and a dunk contest will be held. The games are presented by Augusta Sports in Action.

St. Mary's College basketball coach Othell Wilson was acquitted today of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend.

A Leonardtown, Md., jury deliberated for about 2' hours before finding him innocent.

Wilson, a 38-year-old former Virginia star who played with Ralph Sampson in the 1980s, was a popular assistant coach at the school. He was hired as head coach last summer and is now on paid leave.

FOOTBALL: Two new bowls were added to the college football lineup for next season -- the galleryfurniture.com Bowl in Houston and the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, Calif.

An NCAA panel approved the additions and recertified the 23 existing bowls on Friday.

Another new game, the New Orleans Bowl, received initial approval for the 2001 season. The game's representatives must appear before a panel again in a year before getting final approval.


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