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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton golfers stumble in final meet of fall season

Darton golf coach Bill Jones III said his team has lacked confidence this fall, and it showed again Monday when the Cavs shot a 323.

Darton golf coach Bill Jones III said his team has lacked confidence this fall, and it showed again Monday when the Cavs shot a 323.

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — With its No. 1 player left at home for disciplinary reasons, the Darton golf team shot its worst score of the season in Monday’s opening round of the 36-hole Central Alabama Invitational.

The Cavs shot a 323 and are in fifth place, 20 shots behind leaders Central Alabama and Brevard.

Madison Turner led Darton with a 79 and was followed by TaeHyung Kim (81), Tyler Vaughn (81), Nick Green (82) and Parks Brown (85).

Freshman Taylor Martin, the team’s top player, didn’t make the trip for what Darton coach Bill Jones III called, “disciplinary reasons.”

“We laid into them pretty good,” Jones said about the Cavs’ overall performance. “It wasn’t because of a lack of talent. ... Once we can turn the corner and get some confidence then the sky is the limit.”

The Cavs tee off in today’s final round at 8 a.m.


GSW’s McSwain named PBC Player of the Week

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern freshman Jasmine McSwain got her college basketball career off to a fantastic start this past weekend at the McDonald Flemming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic in Pensacola, Fla.

The rookie averaged 19.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game and was named the first Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the 2012-13 season.

The 5-foot-11 forward finished as the top scorer in the four-team, two-day invitational hosted by the University of West Florida.

GSW was swept in the season-opening tournament, losing, 55-49, to Barry (Fla.) on Friday and, 81-64, to Southern Indiana on Friday.

The Lady ‘Canes are back in action Saturday as they take on Valdosta State at the Storm Dome at 5:30 p.m. in the team’s 2012-13 home opener.