Originally created 03/31/04

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College Golf

Augusta State takes seventh in tourney

In Stockbridge, Ga., Augusta State finished seventh in the Atlanta Intercollegiate at Eagles Landing Country Club. The Jaguars shot 5-over 293 in Tuesday's final round.

Florida won the event by 14 shots over South Carolina. Clemson finished fourth, and Georgia and Georgia Tech tied for fifth.

Camilo Villegas of Florida won the individual title with a 12-under-par 204 total.

Augusta State was led by Scott Jamieson, who finished tied for sixth with rounds of 71-69-70-210. South Carolina's Alex Hamilton tied for 10th after shooting 68 on Tuesday, while Clemson's Matt Hendrix came in 24th after shooting 73.

  • USC Aiken shot a fnal-round 291 to take fourth place in the Bobcat Invitational in Eatonton, Ga. Armstrong Atlantic won at 15-over 855; the Pacers shot 874.
  • North Augusta's Scott Brown tied for fourth in the individual race with a total of 3-under 213, one shot out of a three-way playoff for first. Bryan Sangid and Dane Burkhart added top-20 finishes for the Pacers; Evans' Kris Shepherd paced Kennesaw State with a tie for 23rd.

    College Baseball

    Early runs propel Clemson past Dogs

    Brad McCann went 3-for-4 with two RBI as Clemson scored in each of its first four at-bats to beat Georgia, 6-2 on Tuesday.

    Leadoff batter Herman Demmink had two hits and scored twice for Clemson (13-10), which got seven strong innings from starter Kris Harvey, who pushed his record to 5-0.

    Georgia starter David Timm gave up five runs in less than four innings for the Bulldogs (16-9).

  • In Columbia, S.C., South Carolina baseball infielder Kevin Melillo will need surgery on his right wrist that could keep him out for up to a month, the school said.
  • Melillo has been bothered by an injury for the past few weeks. Coach Ray Tanner says Melillo would be operated on Thursday and would need about three weeks to recover.

    NASCAR

    McMurry penalized for Bristol spinout

    In Daytona Beach, Fla., Jamie McMurray was fined $10,000 by NASCAR and placed on probation until the end of August for spinning out Matt Kenseth at Bristol Motor Speedway.

    On the final lap of the Nextel Cup's Food City 500 on Sunday, defending series champion Kenseth bumped past McMurray on the way to a fifth-place finish. McMurray recovered to finish eighth, then caught up with Kenseth after the checkered flag. He first rubbed along the side of Kenseth's car, then backed off and bumped him from the rear, sending Kenseth sliding sideways near the entrance to pit road.

  • Jimmy Spencer will replace Kevin Lepage in the No. 4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet for Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Spencer has driven in only one Cup race this season, finishing 24th in the Daytona 500 driving for Ultra Motorsports. That team has not entered a car in any Cup race since the opener.

    Football

    Thrash goes back to former team

    In Washington, receiver James Thrash returned to the Washington Redskins in a trade that sent a 2005 fifth-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Thrash began his NFL career with four seasons in Washington before signing a five-year deal with the Eagles as a free agent in 2001.

  • The head of a rape crisis center said that two women have come forward to say they were sexually assaulted by University of Colorado football players in the past three months.
  • Janine D'Anniballe made the allegation during a public meeting of a panel investigating whether the football team used alcohol and sex to entice recruits.

    D'Anniballe, executive director of Moving to End Sexual Assault in Boulder, said confidentiality rules barred her from disclosing details, including whether the players are still on the team.