Originally created 06/03/04



Stadler withdraws after DUI arrest

In Ada Township, Mich., Craig Stadler pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while impaired after he was arrested for drunken driving, and withdrew from the Farmers Charity Classic.

The 51-year-old Stadler was charged with driving while intoxicated following his arrest Monday evening but pleaded guilty to the reduced count.

As part of the sentence, Ionia County District Court Judge Raymond Voet ordered Stadler to pay $900 in fines and court costs, participate in an alcohol awareness class and attend a victim impact panel.

  • In Hot Springs, Va., California continued to hold a one-shot lead through two rounds of the NCAA Men's Championship.
  • The Golden Bears shot 9-over-par 289 on Wednesday at the Cascades Course and are at 8-over 568. Kentucky (286 on Wednesday) is in second place.

    Georgia Tech had 285 and is tied for 10th. Defending champion Clemson shot 290 and is in 13th place. and Georgia had 302 and is 26th.

    California's Jeff Hood, who led individually after the first round, is now tied for the lead. Hood shot 1-over-par 71 and is at 4-under 136, along with Arizona's Chris Nallen (67) and Kentucky's Matt Wells (68).

    Clemson's Matt Hendrix, an Aiken resident, had 68 and moved up to a tie for 10th place, three shots off the individual lead. Swainsboro's Will Claxton, of Auburn, had 72 and is tied for 59th, along with Kevin Kisner of Georgia. Kisner, also of Aiken, who opened with 66, shot 80 on Wednesday.

  • Augusta State junior Emmett Turner repeated as the NCAA All-Independent Player of the Year.
  • Turner averaged 73.6 last season and had five top-20 finishes.

    Turner also made the All-Independent first team, along with teammate Kalle Edberg.

    Edberg, a junior, averaged 72.69 and led the team with 13 rounds of par or better.


    USC Aiken player wins league award

    USC Aiken women's basketball player Sarah Kendrick has been named the Peach Belt Conference's female outstanding student-athlete of the year.

    Kendrick, who played point guard most of the season, averaged 10.1 points a game and handed out 104 assists. In the classroom, she had a 3.934 grade point average.

    Kendrick, who graduated in May with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, is the first women to win the award at USC Aiken.

    College basketball

    New Jaguars coach signs Atlanta guard

    Larry Diamond, a 6-foot-2 guard from Atlanta, has signed a national letter of intent to play for Augusta State.

    Diamond averaged 17 points and four assists last season at Martin Luther King High, where he finished as the school's career scoring leader.

    Diamond is the third signee for new Augusta State coach Dip Metress.

  • USC Aiken women's basketball coach Mike Brandt has signed four players for the 2004-05 season, including Augusta's Nichole Bennett and Aiken's Nola Grant.
  • The other signees are Jordon Thomas of Cherry Creek, Colo., and Eboni Speller of Clarksville, Tenn.

    Bennett, a guard, played at Lakeside High, then at Seminole (Fla.) Community College the past two seasons.

    Grant, a 6-foot forward, attended Aiken High, then played at Belmont Abbey for two seasons.

    Thomas is an incoming freshman guard/forward, who averaged 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.


    Falcons release another cornerback

    After releasing veteran Ray Buchanan earlier in the off-season, the Falcons cut Tyrone Williams on Wednesday, as expected.

    Wednesday's move will reduce the team's 2004 salary cap charge on Williams from $2.3 million to $600,000.

    The team also waived two rookie free agents, fullback Brandon Johnson from Auburn, and wide receiver Kevin Youngblood from Clemson.


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