Keith Decker of Martinsville beat James Gallagher, a retired Air Force colonel from Yorktown, 3 and 2 in the final of the Virginia State Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville.
Decker, 53, won his 21st VSGA championship. Gallagher beat his first four opponents in the event.
Two former William and Mary standouts were cut by NFL teams Friday.
Running back Jonathan Grimes was let go by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and tight end Alex Gottlieb was released by the Arizona Cardinals.
Buffalo cut former Richmond Spiders fullback Kendall Gaskins, but linebacker LaRoy Reynolds -- from U.Va. and Norfolk's Maury High -- made Jacksonville's 53-man roster.
The Norfolk Tides (74-65) were hammered 12-2 by Charlotte in the Tides' final game at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C.; the Knights are moving to a new stadium in downtown Charlotte next season.
Despite the defeat, Norfolk retained a half-game lead over Rochester for the IL wild-card playoff berth. The Tides have four games left after Friday's. All are at home against league-leading Durham.
The Knights scored six runs in the first inning and led 12-0 by the fourth inning, dealing Eddie Gamboa the defeat. He yielded eight earned run in 1 1/3 innings.
Alex Liddi's two-run homer in the ninth averted a shutout. But former Tide Jason Berken (12-12) pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball for the triumph.
The Tides and Bulls will complete a suspended game at 5:05 p.m. Saturday (Fan Appreciation Night), then play a regularly scheduled contest at 7:05. They then will play at 6:05 Sunday and 12:05 Monday.
Veteran Dan Johnson, who played mostly for the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate this season, was signed by Baltimore and played his first game Friday for the Tides, batting 1-for-3 with a walk. He fills the roster spot of outfielder Xavier Avery, who was traded to Seattle in a deal for slugger Michael Morse.
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Richmond, eliminated the previous day from playoff contention because of a skid the last two weeks, begins a season-closing series against Harrisburg with a 6-2 loss at The Diamond.
The Flying Squirrels (69-70) are relegated to a spoiler role, trying to keep the Senators from winning the Western Division.
Jason Martinson hit a two-run homer in the second inning, and Harrisburg -- Washington's Double-A affiliate -- never yielded the lead.
Kelby Tomlinson and Mark Minicozzi each had two hits and scored for Richmond.
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