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YOUTH BASE­BALL Cal Rip­ken tour­ney kicks off

The open­ing cer­e­mony for the Cal Rip­ken 12-Year-Old Ma­jor 60 South­west Re­gional Base­ball Tour­na­ment will be at 6 p.m. to­day at C.L. “Char­lie” and Wil­lie Ge­orge Park.

The South­west Re­gional Tour­na­ment con­sists of 10 teams from Arkansas and Texas in a dou­ble-elim­i­na­tion for­mat to­day through Sun­day. The win­ner of the tour­na­ment will ad­vance to the Cal Rip­ken World Se­ries in Clem­mons, N.C.

ADULT SOFT­BALL Fall league reg­is­tra­tion un­der way

The City of Fayet­teville Fall Adult Soft­ball League reg­is­tra­tion is now open. Reg­is­tra­tion ends Aug. 21 and games will be­gin Sept. 11. The cost is $450 for each team.

There will be mul­ti­ple com­pe­ti­tion lev­els. Games are played at Gary Hamp­ton and Lake Fayet­teville Soft­ball Com­plexes.

Reg­is­tra­tion can be done on­line at www.fayet­teville.on­line or in per­son at the Fayet­teville Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment, 1455 S. Happy Hol­low Road.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mark May at 718-7681 or mmay@fayet­

GOLF Eoff re­turns to de­fend ASGA ti­tle

Two-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Austin Eoff of Ben­ton leads the field to­day for the start of the Arkansas State Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onship at De­soto Golf Club in Hot Springs Vil­lage.

Eoff, a four-time NCAA All-Amer­i­can at Pur­due who was re­cently named as­sis­tant golf coach at Rut­gers, won the 2015 cham­pi­onship in a three-way play­off over Bryon Shu­mate and Seth Garner at the Coun­try Club of Lit­tle Rock. He won last year’s ti­tle by a stroke over Kerry Lott and Gar­rett May at Hot Springs Coun­try Club on his way to be­ing named the ASGA player of the year.

Also in­cluded in this year’s field are Garner, the 2014 cham­pion at Texarkana Coun­try Club, and mul­ti­ple win­ner Wes McNulty, who is tied for first in the player of the year stand­ings with Nick Zim­mer­man, who also is en­tered.

The three-round tour­na­ment con­cludes Satur­day.

An­day lone U.S. Am­a­teur qual­i­fier

Ar­juna An­day of Murfrees­boro, Tenn., shot a two-round 3-un­der 139 on Mon­day at Pine Bluff Coun­try Club to earn the lone qual­i­fy­ing spot for this year’s U.S. Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship, which will be played Aug. 14-20 at Rive­ria Coun­try Club in Pa­cific Pal­isades, Calif.

Matt Cooper of Memphis fin­ished sec­ond (142) with Ben San­ders of Mag­no­lia, Matthew Cole of Fayet­teville and Jack­son Howes of McKin­ney, Texas, ty­ing for third with a 2-over 144.

Luke Long of Fayet­teville and Luke Cor­nett of Drasco tied for sixth (145). Fayet­teville’s Fisher Vol­len­dorf (eighth) and Con­way’s Car­son Roberts (10th) also earned top-10 fin­ishes.

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