Originally created 02/21/01


Augusta State's golf team turned in the low round of the tournament in Tuesday's final round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship, but came up one shot short.

The 26th-ranked Jaguars closed with a 12-under-par 276 at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla., for a 54-hole total of 14-under-par 850.

Tournament host University of Florida had a final round 281 and won the event with a 849 total.

Augusta's counting scores Tuesday were a 6-under-par 66 by Michael Webb, a 68 by Jamie Elson and a 70 by Robert Duck. The 276 was the low round of the tournament by five shots.

For the tournament, Elson finished at 6-under-par 210, tying for fourth place individually. North Florida's David Bennett was the medalist at 206.


The CSRA/Aiken Juniors under-17 volleyball team won the gold medal in the Southern Classic Regional on Saturday in Anderson, S.C.

Lindsey Parks had 14 aces and 19 digs for the area team, while Brooke Cubbage led with 25 kills and Katie Deason added 57 assists.


NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue met with Mark Chmura for almost two hours on Tuesday to consider whether to punish the former Green Bay tight end following his acquittal on sexual assault charges.

Chmura, who turns 32 on Thursday, was released by the Packers last season after he was charged with sexual assault. He sat out most of 1999 with a neck injury.

Tagliabue could suspend or fine Chmura for violating league conduct rules, although his acquittal could clear him from any punishment. The commissioner said he expected to have a decision on the case within a few weeks.


Deion Sanders, with a newly approved minor league contract, began his comeback bid Tuesday when the Cincinnati Reds held their first full-squad workout of the season.

Sanders signed his new deal Monday after none of the other 29 teams objected. The commissioner's office had voided a contract he signed last month because the deal was reached after a Dec. 7 deadline for Sanders to re-sign with Cincinnati.

The Washington Redskins defensive back spent last spring training with the Reds rehabilitating a knee injury that resulted from his football career. He started the baseball season with Triple-A Louisville and hit .200 in 25 games, then got permission to return home to Texas.


Three USC Aiken players have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Academic Honor Roll. Senior Jason Harman and juniors Minda Jokulls and Adam Waskavitz made the list, which recognizes student-athletes at four-year colleges who are juniors or seniors and have a cumulative 3.2 grade point average or higher.

UNC Pembroke and USC Spartanburg were the other Peach Belt Conference teams to have players on the team. They had two each.


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