Saturday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsJune 15, 2013 

— Coastal Carolina men’s golfers Sebastian Soderberg, Ben Wheeler and Peter Valasek each have earned a berth into the 118th annual The Amateur Championship – also known as the British Amateur – to be played Monday-Saturday in Kent, England, at Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s courses.

The first two days of The Amateur Championship will be stroke play at both courses before the field is cut to 64 and ties. The final four days will be match play at Cinque Ports.

The winner of the Amateur Championship will earn a place in the 2013 Open Championship (British Open) at Muirfield and the 2014 U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst. Traditionally, an invitation is also extended to The Amateur Champion to play in the following year’s Masters at Augusta.

High school baseball

• The North AAAA/A squad defeated the South AAA/AA squad 12-6 in the championship game of the North-South All-Star Baseball series.

St. James’ Anders DeShields, Waccamaw’s J.D. Whitlock and Myrtle Beach’s Jesse Nelson competed for the South AAA/AA squad.

Auto racing

• The X1R Pro Cup Series is coming to Myrtle Beach Speedway on June 22 for the Dean Custom Air 250 and 20,000 free tickets are available.

Tickets can be printed off at or by visiting participating local businesses that are giving out tickets. A direct link to free tickets is:

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