Originally created 06/04/06



McCormick shares North Augusta lead

Augusta's Phillip McCormick shot 3-under-par 69 on Saturday for a share of the first-round lead in the W.M. Gregory Classic.

McCormick is tied with 17-year-old Lance Johnson of North Augusta in the Regions Cup event at a toughened North Augusta Country Club.

McCormick has a chance to be the Regions Cup's first back-to-back regular division winner since Scott Brown in 2003. McCormick won the City of Augusta Match Play Championship in May.

Jeff Pope, the 2003 winner of this event, shot 70 in his first Regions Cup event in nearly two years. Ryan McCook also had 70.

In the senior division, 2005 Senior Player of the Year Chuck Withers had 69, as did Jim Brisson.

The final round of the second Regions Cup event of the season is today.

The North Augusta course is 176 yards longer than it was for this tournament last year. A summer renovation project brought the course to 6,624 yards.

- In Sunriver, Ore., Oklahoma State freshman Jonathan Moore shot 3-under-par 69 in the NCAA Division I Championships to win the individual title and help the Cowboys take their 10th team title and first since 2000.

Moore finished with 12-under 276 on the Crosswater Golf Club course for a four-stroke victory over Georgia's Chris Kirk (68 on Saturday) and Wake Forest's Kyle Reifers (72).

Oklahoma State, under first-year coach Mike McGraw, shot 5-under 283 in the final round to finish at 9-under 1,143, three strokes ahead of Florida.

After taking the lead into the final round, Washington tumbled off the leaderboard with 301 to tie for ninth.

Minnesota and Wake Forest tied for third, four shots behind Oklahoma State, and Kentucky was fifth.

Georgia, the 2005 champion, finished sixth after a final-round 287. The Bulldogs' Kevin Kisner of Aiken finished 75th individually after rounds of 75-73-74-81-303.

Clemson tied for seventh after a final-round 291. South Carolina and Georgia Tech missed the 54-hole cut.


Jones impresses in 100-meter victory

Marion Jones faced less than perfect conditions in her first race on American soil in more than a year.

Yet on a chilly and breezy night and on a wet track in New York, easily schooled her younger competitors to win the 100 meters in 11.06 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix.

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Greenville Grrrowl franchise folds

The ECHL's Greenville Grrrowl has folded after losing $1 million last year and failing to meet its last payroll, according to The Greenville News.

The team also failed to find new bank financing.


Valuev retains his heavyweight title

In Hanover, Germany, Russia's Nikolai Valuev retained his WBA heavyweight title, stopping Owen Beck with a right uppercut in the third round.


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