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Local Roundup: Jackets all over Jefferson County

    LOUISVILLE — The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (8-2, 2-0 Region 3A-AA) remained unbeaten in region play with a 9-1, six-inning win at Jefferson County Thursday.
    Effie Manahan and Lindsey Crosby each had a pair of hits and the pair combined for five RBIs.
    Pitcher Sierra Peebles went the distance, striking out 12.
    The Jackets return to action Tuesday for a region game on the road at Swainsboro.

SCPS takes down Bryan County
    PEMBROKE — Savannah Christian handed Bryan County (2-1, 2-1 Region 3A-A) its first loss of the season, 4-1, on Thursday.
    Both Pitchers went the distance.
    The Lady Redskins travel to Warner Robins today to play in as many as six games at the International Brawl tournament this weekend.

Leonard leads at Forest Heights
    Bill Leonard of Kennesaw is the leader after two rounds of the 25th Georgia Senior Championship at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro.  Leonard’s 1-under-par 143 (74-69) is the only score under par through the first 36 holes. 
One stroke behind Leonard is a group of three players at even-par 144.  Bob Kulp of Savannah (76-68), Matt O’Brien of Decatur (73-71) and Jimmy Jackson of Macon (70-74) look to put pressure on Leonard in today’s final round.   
    Defending champion Spencer Sappington of Milton improved upon his first-round 82, shooting a 74 on Thursday, and is tied for 63rd place at 156.
    A hole-in-one has been recorded each day by two different players.  On Wednesday during the opening round, Joe Brogdon used a 7-wood from 174 yards out on 15. 
    Sixteen years ago at this course Brogdon participated in the 1995 Georgia Four-Ball Tournament, which is the last GSGA event held at Forest Heights.  He is the only player in this week’s field to have played in a GSGA event on this week’s track.  Not to be outdone, Bill Evans of Columbus recorded an ace of his own on 13 with a 5-iron from 184 yards out during today’s second round.

After Thursday’s round, the field was cut to the low 70 and ties, with the cutline falling at 13-over-par 157 and 70 players advancing to the final round.  Forest Heights Country Club is playing to 6,553 yards.