Originally created 03/27/06

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College Golf

Augusta State tied for 9th at Bulls Bay

In Awendaw, S.C., Augusta State is tied for ninth after opening with 12-over-par 296 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.

Jamie Miller led the Jaguars with 1-under-par 70 and Major Manning is next with 74.

South Carolina is second at 5-under, Clemson is sixth, while Wake Forest leads the event by four strokes.

South Carolina's Eirik Johansen is tied for the individual lead after 4-under-par 67.

College Baseball

North Georgia ends USC Aiken's streak

In Dahlonega, Ga., North Georgia staved off a sweep from No. 10 USC Aiken, with a 5-1 Peach Belt Conference win.

The loss snapped the Pacers' (26-7, 8-4 PBC) 10-game winning streak, just two shy of tying the school record.

- In Columbus, Ga., Augusta State dropped both games of a doubleheader against Columbus State.

The Jaguars (9-21, 0-12 PBC) took Columbus State into the 11th inning in Game 1, before falling, 3-2. In the second game, which lasted only seven innings, Columbus State got to Augusta State's David Beumel and Ben Dukes early - scoring three runs in the first two innings, to win 5-3.

- In Columbia, S.C., Robbie Grinestaff and Cheyne Hurst each drove in five runs as South Carolina crushed Florida 21-4.

With the win, the Gamecocks (22-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) swept the Gators (17-1, 2-4 SEC) for the first time since 1995.

It was the most runs scored by South Carolina since beating Charleston Southern 38-0 in February 2004.

- In Clemson, S.C., Clemson starter Stephen Faris pitched eight scoreless innings to lead Clemson to a 6-2 win over North Carolina State.

- In Fayetteville, Ark., Clint Arnold scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning, and Arkansas salvaged the third game of its series with Georgia with a 5-4 victory.

- In Atlanta, pinch hitter Wally Crancer's RBI groundout drove in the go-ahead run in a two-run sixth-inning rally that carried Georgia Tech to a 3-2 victory over North Carolina in the rubber game of their three game series.

College Softball

Lady Jaguars roll over Queens Royal

Augusta State pounded out 15 runs, easily taking two games over Queens Royal.

Amy Dumas (13-3) had two hits and three RBI as well as pitching six shutout innings in the Lady Jaguars' 6-0 Game 1 victory.

In the second game, shortstop Anna Tedder had four RBI to lead Augusta State to the 9-1 win.

Tennis

Mauresmo moves on in Nasdaq-100

In Key Biscayne, Fla., with many of her chief rivals absent or already eliminated, top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo eased into the fourth round at the Nasdaq-100 Open.

Mauresmo beat hobbled French compatriot Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-0 and will be a heavy favorite to reach the final for the first time.

Second-seeded Kim Clijsters and No. 3 Justine Henin-Hardenne lost their opening matches, while Serena and Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport withdrew before the tournament.

Mauresmo already has won three titles this year, including her first Grand Slam championship at the Australian Open. She'll next face the No. 14 seed, 18-year-old Ana Ivanovic, who defeated Alona Bondarenko 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

Also avoiding the upset trend was No. 4 Maria Sharapova, who erased eight set points in the second set and beat Maria Elena Camerin 6-2, 7-6 (2).

In men's play, No. 3 David Nalbandian won the final 11 games to rally past Tomas Berdych 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-0.

Nalbandian, who saved two match points in his opening match to beat Paul Goldstein, advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne for the first time in six appearances.

No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko rallied to beat No. 25 Marcos Baghdatis 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. Baghdatis, the Australian Open runner-up, double-faulted three times in the final game.