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April 21, 2013 

College golf

USC men take SEC lead

At St. Simons Island, Ga., the USC men’s golf team holds a three-shot lead in the SEC Championship after firing a 4-under 276 in the second round on Saturday at Sea Island Golf Club.

The Gamecocks wrapped up the day with a 36-hole total of 5-under 55. USC sophomore Caleb Sturgeon carded a 3-under 67 to build a four-shot lead in the individual competition.

USC RESULTS: 1. Caleb Sturgeon 65-67—132 (-8); T5. Matt NeSmith 69-70—139 (-1); T8. Dykes Harbin 69-71—140 (E); T22. Sean Kelly 76-68—144 (+4); T64. Will Starke 79-75—154 (+14).

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. USC 279-276—555 (-5); 2. Alabama 283-275—558 (-2); 3. Auburn 275-289—564 (+4); 4. Texas A&M 285-281—566 (+6); 5. Georgia 281-289—570 (+10); 6. Mississippi State 286-286—572 (+12); T7. Vanderbilt 295-282—577 (+17); T7. Arkansas 297-280—577 (+17); 9. Missouri 292-290—582 (+22); 10. LSU 288-296—584 (+24); 11. Florida 301-289—590 (+30); T12. Tennessee 299-293—592 (+32); T12. Mississippi 297-295—592 (+32); 14. Kentucky 291-302—593 (+33).

USC women in sixth

At Birmingham, Ala.,the South Carolina women’s golf team is in sixth place after the second round of the SEC Championship at Greystone Golf Club.

USC’s Justine Dreher is in a tie for seventh at 6-over150.

USC RESULTS: T7. Justine Dreher 74-76—150 (+6); T13. Sarah Schmelzel 76-76—152 (+8); T18. Suzie Lee 78-76—154 (+10); T42. Meredith Swanson 78-81—159 (+15); 69. Mary Fran Hillow 86-83—169 (+25).

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Alabama 304-293—597 (+21); 2. Mississippi State 306-303—609 (+33); 3. Georgia 306-305—611 (+35); T4. Kentucky 306-308—614 (+38); T4. LSU 303-311—614 (+38); 6. USC 306-309—615 (+39); 7. Vanderbilt 309-309—618 (+42); T8. Arkansas 313-308—621 (+45); T8. Tennessee 312-309—621 (+45); T10. Texas A&M 318-309—627 (+51); T10. Auburn 321-306—627 (+51); T12. Missouri 312-321—633 (+57); T12. Florida 315-318—633 (+57); 14. Mississippi 317-321—638 (+62).

College tennis

Clemson women top Wolfpack

At Raleigh, the No. 13 Clemson women’s tennis team defeated No. 44 N.C. State 6-1. Clemson (13-6, 8-2 ACC) defeated N.C. State (13-7, 4-6) for the 12th consecutive time.

College softball

Auburn defeats USC

Auburn (28-19, 7-13 SEC) took the second game of the series against South Carolina (24-20, 3-14 SEC) 7-1 in front of 1,603 fans at Jane B. Moore Field.

USC scratched out a run in the sixth. The Gamecocks got one-out hits from junior third baseman Codee Yeske and senior shortstop Samie Garcia. A wild pitch put both runners in scoring position, and Yeske took advantage by scoring on the groundout by freshman left fielder Alaynie Page

College track and field

Clemson women win ACC title

At Raleigh, Clemson broke a tie in the final event on its way to a fourth consecutive ACC women’s outdoor track and field title, the program’s eighth consecutive league crown overall. The Tigers won the final event in a head-to-head showdown against Florida State to claim the trophy.

The Tiger women finished with 151 points to Florida State’s 146. Keni Harrison, Keisha Richburg, Brittany Pringley and Nia Fluker combined to a win the 1,600-meter relay in 3:34.87 to secure the title.

On the men’s side, Clemson placed third.

College equestrian

USC falls short

At Waco, Texas, despite nearly overcoming a four-point deficit against Georgia in the Hunt Seat semifinal meet, USC’s season came to an end with a 5-3 loss to the Bulldogs at the 2013 NCEA National Championships.

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