The Regions Bank Amateur Series will wrap up the 2010 campaign in Columbia County.
The Jones Creek Classic is this year's final event and will take place Aug. 21-22 at Jones Creek Golf Club.
The event will have a new champion, because 2009 Jones Creek Classic winner Jordan Johnstun has since turned pro.
I had the good fortune to play with Johnstun in the first round of this event last year.
He played flawless golf. He hit 17 of 18 greens en route to 1-under-par 71.
He could easily have shot 66 or 67.
He proved that in the second round, as he carded 67 to cruise to the win.
With Johnstun chasing his professional golf dreams, someone else will hoist the cup in 2010.
If you would like to play in the event, call Jones Creek at (706) 860-4228.
Former Lakeside star now an author
Ryan Sprague was once a "decent" high school football player at Lakeside. College recruiters weren't exactly beating his door down.
Sprague raised a few eyebrows when he informed people he planned to walk on at Florida State. At the time, the Seminoles were the premier football program in the country and annually had their pick of the best athletes in the nation.
Not only did Sprague walk on at Florida State, he earned a scholarship before the end of his first year and eventually became the starting tight end for the Seminoles. He started every game in 1999 when Florida State became the first team to go wire-to-wire en route to the AP National Title.
After a brief stint in camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he decided to hang up his cleats.
Sprague's latest venture may be his coolest yet. He has written a book titled Grateful: From Walk-on to Winning it All at Florida State.
Sprague plans to do some local book signings and launch a Web site in August. I will certainly keep you posted when the information is announced.
He got a decent name to write the book's forward: legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden.
Faloughi listed on UGA depth chart
Former Evans High School football standout Reuben Faloughi is listed on Georgia's defensive depth chart as a reserve linebacker in the Phil Steele 2010 College Football Preview .
Faloughi turned down numerous scholarship offers in favor of walking on at Georgia. The move paid off when he was awarded a scholarship this off-season. The 6-foot-5, 223-pound redshirt freshman has earned a reputation as a hard worker, and has become a favorite of the coaching staff. Phil Steele magazine is widely considered the most complete and informative of all the preseason football publications.
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