Originally created 05/10/03



Jaguars finish up in fifth position

Augusta State shot a combined 2-under 292 to take fifth in the Atlanta Intercollegiate at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga., on Friday.

Sophomore Kalle Edberg tied for sixth after firing 3-under 70. He finished the tournament at 8-under. Fellow sophomore Emmett Turner tied for ninth after shooting even-par 73. He finished one-stroke back of Edberg.

Florida's Camilo Villegas shot a tournament record 11-under 62 to take first individually and give the Gators the team win as well. Florida finished 20 shots ahead of second place Clemson, which is ranked No. 1 in Division I.

  • USC Aiken sits atop the Golfstat.com Division II men's golf poll for the third consecutive week.
  • The Pacers are also No. 2 in the Precept/Golf Coaches Association of America Top 25 Coaches Poll, one point behind West Florida. The team climbed up two spots in the most recent poll and garnered the most first-place votes of any team.

  • Another local golfer advanced to U.S. Open Sectional qualifying after advancing out of the local tournament at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C., on Thursday.
  • Ryan Dillon of Aiken shot 66 to finish third and take one of five spots for the next round.

    Three Augusta golfers sit in the first three alternate spots. Brooks Blackburn and Steve Foss shot matching 67s but were eliminated in a four-man playoff, while Jack Fulghum III had 69.

    Sectional qualifying will be in early June, with the U.S. Open held June 12-15 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois.


    Lynx will start season at home

    The Augusta Lynx will open up the 2003-2004 East Coast Hockey League season Oct. 17 at home against the Florida Everblades.

    The league added nine new markets in Anchorage, Alaska, Bakersfield, Calif., Fresno, Ca-lif., Gwinnett (County), Ga., Idaho, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Calif., San Diego and Texas.

    The 32 teams make the ECHL the largest league in professional hockey.

    The league also realigned into an Eastern and Western Conference. The Lynx are in the Eastern Conference's Southern Division along with Charlotte, Columbia, Florence, Florida, Greensboro, Greenville, Gwinnett, Roanoke and South Carolina.


    Capriati gets win, will meet Clijsters

    Jennifer Capriati and Kim Clijsters both won in straight sets Friday to reach the Ger-man Open semifinals and set up a rematch of the 2001 French Open championship match.

    Clijsters can take the No. 2 ranking from Venus Williams by winning this $1.2 million clay-court tournament or by reaching the final, depending on the ranking of her oppo-nents.

    The fourth-seeded Capriati struggled in the second set but beat Elena Likhovtseva 6-3, 6-3 in damp and dark conditions. The top-seeded Clijsters won the first seven games of her quarterfinal and beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-0, 6-3 in less than an hour.

    In other quarterfinal matches, defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the tournament semifinals for the third straight year, beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-4, 7-5.

    Henin-Hardenne will face Amelie Mauresmo, a 7-6 (5), 6-4 winner over Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan.

  • Roger Federer beat Filippo Volandri 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, preventing the wild-card entry from giving the host country its first Italian Open semifinalist in 25 years.
  • Federer's next opponent is Juan Carlos Ferrero, who defeated Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuettler, 6-4, 6-4.

    On the other side of the draw, Yevgeny Kafelnikov got past Martin Verkerk 6-3, 7-5, while Felix Mantilla defeated Ivan Ljubicic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.


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