Originally created 11/17/06



Jackson, Perry tied for lead in Four-Ball

In Waycross, Ga., Mike Jackson and partner Frank Perry shot 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to move into a three-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship.

Jackson, of Martinez, and Perry, of Fayetteville, Ga., are 11-under 133 entering the final round. The two won this event in 2003.

Jim Brown of Evans and Sam Smith of Macon lead the third flight at 152.

- In Graniteville, Pine Valley bolted past first-round leader Ballybunion, and will take a one-shot lead into today's final round of the World Club Championship at Sage Valley Golf Club.

Pine Valley has shot a pair of 4-under-par 68s and is at 136. Royal Melbourne is one shot back after rounds of 68-69-137, followed at 139 by Ballybunion, which followed its opening 66 with 73. Sage Valley, which was two shots off the lead after an opening 68, is now six back after shooting 74.

Hendrix in position to earn finals berth

Aiken's Matt Hendrix rebounded in the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament and is in position to earn a spot in the finals.

Hendrix, playing at Deerwood Golf Club in Kingwood, Texas, shot 1-under-par 71 in the second round. Hendrix opened with 77 and was tied for 29th place. He's now tied for 13th, as is former Thomson resident Franklin Lang-ham (74-74-148). The top 20 players and ties from this site advance to the finals, which begin Nov. 29 in La Quinta, Calif.

Also at this site are Augusta's John Engler (tied for 57th after 82-75-157) and former USC Aiken golfer Scott Usher (tied for 70th after 84-75-159).

In Dade City, Fla, Augusta's Emmett Turner has shot 71-71-142 and is tied for 42nd place at Lake Jovita, where the leader is at 131.

In a second-stage event that started Thursday in Panama City, Fla., North Augusta's Scott Brown shot 74 and is tied for 34th place. Aiken's Dane Burkhart shot 80 and is tied for 68th.

In another second-stage event which started Thursday, Augusta's Scott Parel shot 71 in McKinney, Texas, and is tied for 14th place. Former Augustan Richard John-son is tied for 29th after shooting 72. Aiken's Ryan Dillon is tied for 37th after shooting 73 and former Aiken resident David Seawell is tied for 63rd after shooting 76.

Martial Arts

Championships set for North Augusta

The North Augusta Martial Arts Championships will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Paul Knox Middle School.

Divisions include: children (ages 3-5), juniors (6-7, 8-9, 10-11), advanced junior and adult (12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-34) and belt ranking.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Competition rules and other information is available online at www.namachampions.com or by calling (803) 819-1387.

Tickets are $5 for spectators. Children 6-and-under will be admitted free.


Geren to be named manager of the A's

In Oakland, Calif., Bob Geren will be promoted from bench coach to manager of the Athletics, according to a high-ranking baseball official.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the team won't introduce Geren as its new manager until today.

- The St. Louis Cardinals cashed in at the World Series, earning more money than any other team in history.

St. Louis split $20.02 million for beating Detroit. A full share of that was worth $362,173, the commissioner's office said. That was nearly $40,000 more than White Sox players received last year.


Roddick eliminated at the Masters Cup

In Shanghai, China, Andy Roddick was eliminated from the Masters Cup by defending champion David Nalbandian 6-2, 7-6 (4), allowing top-ranked Roger Federer to advance to the semifinals .

Federer later defeated Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (2), 6-4, helping Nal-bandian make the semifinals.


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