Originally created 05/06/04


College golf

Brown-led Pacers win their regional

In Wilson, N.C., sophomore Scott Brown paced USC Aiken to its second straight NCAA Division II Southeast Regional title.

Brown, of North Augusta, shot 72-70-142 at Wilson Country Club, then lost a sudden-death playoff to former Evans High golfer Kris Shepherd of Kennesaw State.

Shepherd, who shot 70-72-142, beat Brown on the third extra hole. Brown was seeking his first win since the 2002 Peach Belt individual title. He didn't play for the Pacers in 2003. The victory earned USC Aiken a berth in the Division II National Championship tournament May 12-15 at Victoria Hills Country Club in DeLand, Fla.

USC Aiken led by three shots after an opening 1-over-par 289. The Pacers matched that score in the second round and won by eight shots over Kennesaw State. The tournament, scheduled for 54 holes, was shortened because of rain on Monday. All five USC Aiken golfers finished in the top-11. Brown was second, James McGhee (72-72-144) and Clint Smith (72-72-144) tied for fourth place.while Dane Burkhart (73-75-148) and Bryan Sangid (73-75-148) tied for 11th place.

Horse racing

Limehouse is fifth in 3-year-old poll

Limehouse is ranked fifth in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association's 3-year-old poll. The colt, owned by Aiken's Dogwood Stable, finished fourth in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Limehouse will not race in the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown. His next start will be in either the June 5 Riva Ridge or the June 12 Ohio Derby. Both are Grade 2 races.

Minor-league baseball

GreenJackets add reliever to roster

The Augusta GreenJackets added left-handed reliever Cory Willey from Salisbury University in Maryland to their 25-man roster Wednesday. Willey temporarily replaces left-handed reliever Kevin Ool, who was placed on the temporary inactive list after a death in his family. This is Willey's first year of professional baseball.


Maradona makes return to hospital

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Diego Maradona was back in intensive care Wednesday, days after he abruptly ended almost two weeks of treatment for heart and lung problems. Maradona was in stable condition after returning to the hospital because of an eating problem, according to a statement by the medical team treating him. It did not elaborate.


Mother, daughter cross the Atlantic

Sarah Kettle and Sally Kettle have become the first mother-daughter team to cross the Atlantic in a row boat.

The British pair set off in a 23-foot plywood boat, the Calderdale, from the Canary Islands on Jan. 20, along with 13 other boats racing in the Ocean Rowing Society's Atlantic Rowing Regatta. Sarah, 45, and Sally, 27, arrived late Tuesday night in Bridgetown, Barbados after the 2,907-mile journey. The pair are trying to raise $1.7 million for epilepsy research at King's College in London. They trained for more than a year.


Magic Johnson to carry the torch

American sports stars Magic Johnson, Carl Lewis and Gail Devers, along with "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston, will be Olympic torch bearers when the flame makes its around-the-world journey.

Michael Johnson and Edwin Moses and actress Angelina Jolie were also selected. Australia's 400-meter Olympic champion Cathy Freeman will carry the torch at the start of the relay in Sydney on June 4. Later in Brazil, the torch will be carried by soccer stars including Pele, Ronaldo and Zico.


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