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Sports - April 8, 2008


Lake Wylie pro finishes in tie

NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Mike Emory of Lake Wylie tied for 27th with a 74-80-154, 10 over par, at the the 2008 E-Z-Go Old North State Carolinas PGA Senior Open held at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C.

PGA Professional Chris Tucker of Fort Mill won, playing out of Firethorne C.C., made his CPGA Senior Associate Program debut and posted a one-under 33-38-71 in the first round, which was good enough to put him in the final pairing for day two.

In the final pairing Tucker had his work cut out for him as he was paired with Host PGA Professional Tom Ducey and Old North State Club member John Stratton.

Rain and cold weather made for some difficult playing conditions for the first round. The forecasted weather for round two also appeared to pose problems, however, by the final few holes the sun managed to shine.

Lions tourney tees off May 9

LAKE WYLIE -- The River Hills Lions annual Charities Golf Tournament will be held May 9 with a shotgun start at 12:30 River Hills Country Club.

Boxed lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Practice Range, refreshments on par 3 holes and awards party food and drinks included with entry fee.

Cost for club members is $95, or non-members $135. Non-playing guests may attend the awards party for $35.

Mulligans can be purchased at check-in for $5 each or three for $10.

Format : Players can sign up individually or make up their own foursome. Computer will select the teams (A-B-C-D handicapped) for team prizes. Top team prize $1,000.

Proceeds benefit River Hills Lions Charities. Rain date is May 16.

Call (803) 831-2249 or (803) 831-0266 for an entry form or more information..


Knights open at home Friday

FORT MILL -- Mark your calendar: Charlotte's home opener will be held at 7:15 p.m. April 11 when the Knights meet the Columbus Clippers.

The Knights will play a four-game series with the Clippers, then host the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Yankees to conclude the homestand. The Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. For ticket or event information, call (704) 357-8071 or (803) 548-8050 or visit


River Hills sets schedules

LAKE WYLIE -- River Hills Country Club announces its schedule for summer camps:

Tennis and golf

• For children 7 and older:

golf and tennis camps will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. tennis, 11:30-noon lunch; and noon to 2 p.m. golf. Dates are June 17-19, July 22-24 and Aug. 5-7. Campers may sign up for one or both sports. Cost for members is $75 per sport or $140 for both; non-members pay $100 per sport or $180 for both.

Tennis only

• For ages 4 to 6: camp runs from 9 to 10 a.m.. Member price is $40 a week, non-members, $50 a week.

• For ages 7 and older: tennis camps run from 10 a.m. to noon. Member price is $80 for the week or $20 a day, non-members, $100 a week or $25 a day.

Dates: June 23-26, July 14-17, July 28-July 31.

For information, call (803) 831 1493.