Swanepoel cards 67 in collegiate debut
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State freshman Stephen Swan-epoel fired 4-under-par 67 in his collegiate debut Monday, then backed it up with a 1-under-par 70 in the afternoon for a two-round total of 5-under 137 through 36 holes of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
Swanepoel's effort paced the 12th-ranked Jaguars to a two-round total of 2-over 570 (274-296), good for eighth place.
Georgia Tech posted 16 under 552 and has a nine-shot lead over top-ranked Georgia.
Swanepoel is alone in second place, nine shots back of UAB junior Garrett Osborn.
Augusta State junior Major Manning matched his career-best round with 65 in the morning round and is tied for 11th place individually at 1-under 141.
Aiken's Kevin Kisner had rounds of 72 and 69 and is tied for third.
Augusta's Michael Green is tied for 16th after round of 72 and 70. Both Kisner and Green play for Georgia.
Lynx scrimmage will benefit local charity
The Augusta Lynx and Salvation Army are teaming up at 6:30 tonight for the first Black and Blue Game at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.
Coach Bob Ferguson will split the Lynx into two teams and pit them against one another for two 20-minute periods.
Parking and admission are both free, while the Salvation Army will be accepting donations inside the arena. The Salvation Army band will perform a concert beginning at 6 p.m. and will perform the National Anthem prior to the game.
Limehouse set for Breeders' Cup Mile
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse will run in the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Belmont Park on Oct. 29.
Dogwood president Cot Camp-bell also announced Jose Santos will ride the millionaire horse, who lost for the first time on turf at the Kelso Handicap on Oct. 2.
Santos rode Limehouse to a fourth-place finish at the Kentucky Derby.
Lady Pacers earn conference honors
USC Aiken's Mandy Gerolstein and Rachel Dalitz both have earned Peach Belt Conference awards. Gerolstein won PBC Player of the Week, and Dalitz took home weekly specialist honors.
Gerolstein had a 4.38 kills and 2.25 blocks per game average. Dalitz averaged 11.88 assists and 1.88 digs per game. It is Gerolstein's second selection in the past three weeks for the Pacers.
Nets' McInnis out with a back injury
In East Rutherford, N.J., New Jersey Nets guard Jeff McInnis will miss an undetermined amount of time with a back injury.
McInnis said he wouldn't be able to play in the Nets' preseason opener against Indiana. McInnis averaged 12.8 points and 5.1 assists with Cleveland last season.
- Amare Stoudemire will undergo diagnostic surgery on his left knee to determine what is causing soreness that has bothered the Phoenix Suns All-Star in recent months.
Major League Baseball
Phillies' GM Wade given boot by team
In Philadelphia, Ed Wade was fired as general manager of the Phillies after failing to get them into the playoffs during his eight years on the job.
The Phillies went 88-74 this season and haven't reached the playoffs since 1993.
- In Baltimore, Jim Beattie won't return in 2006 as executive vice president of the Orioles, a move that could signify the beginning of wide-ranging shakeup.
- In Cincinnati, relievers Ben Weber and Chris Booker and second baseman D'Angelo Jimenez left the Cincinnati Reds as free agents.
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