Young golfers gather at the practice green at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course, also known as The Patch, before starting their round in a tournament presented by the Augusta Junior Golf Association and the Aiken Cchapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
In Columbia, Myles Holley recorded a double-double and USC Aiken pulled away in the second half to beat Benedict 76-61 on Tuesday night.
USC Aiken women's basketball player Hannah DeGraffinreed has been selected as the first Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week of the 2009-10 season.
USC Aiken head coach Kenny Thomas has signed nine players to national letters of intent, including three former local standouts.
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.
South Aiken High School has selected Kimbra Moore to be its girls basketball coach.
Two-time defending Peach Belt North Division champions Augusta State Jaguars (5-3) open conference play at home tonight when it plays host to Clayton State at 7:30 at the ASU Athletic Complex. The Lady Jaguars (6-3) play the Lady Lakers at 5:30. USC-Aiken's teams will look to go 2-0 in the conference when they play host to North Florida at 5:30 and 7:30 at the Courthouse. The Pacers (6-4, 1-0) defeated Francis Marion 96-93 in overtime on Dec. 30, while the Lady Pacers (7-4, 1-0) upset the Lady Patriots 75-64.
Area golf enthusiasts may get opportunities other than the Masters Tournament to see Tiger Woods play in April. The rock band Hootie and the Blowfish has announced that Woods will participate in their third annual "Monday After The Masters" pro-am on April 14 at The University Club in Columbia.
In Beijing, Grovetown resident Scott Winkler placed fifth in the men's shot put final Monday at the 2008 Paralympic Games.
Many a golfer has found frustration in a sand trap, and on Wednesday youngsters at the Hook a Kid on Golf clinic learned how to escape that frustration.