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Grand Strand viewer’s guide for the sports week ahead

The 17th green at TPC Sawgrass, which will host The Players Championship this week.
The 17th green at TPC Sawgrass, which will host The Players Championship this week. AP

▪ Coastal Carolina’s Malene Kroboll Hansen represent the Chanticleers while playing as an individual in an NCAA regional in Texas from Monday through Wednesday.

▪ The CCU baseball team hosts UNC Wilmington at 6 p.m. Tuesday before heading to Texas for a three-game set against UT Arlington (6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday).

▪ Coastal’s softball team begins play in the Sun Belt tournament Wednesday.

▪ Coastal Carolina’s track and field teams compete in the Sun Belt Outdoor Championship from Friday through Sunday.

▪ The South Carolina baseball team hosts Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Liberty at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Gamecocks then play at Missouri on Friday (7:30 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.).

▪ The Clemson baseball team plays at Furman on Tuesday (7 p.m.) before hosting Louisville on Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (noon).

▪ The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for the Go Bowling 400 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

▪ The PGA Tour heads to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for The Players Championship from Thursday through Sunday.

▪ The Myrtle Beach Pelicans play a three-game set (7 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday) before returning home for a seven-game homestand, beginning with three against Lynchburg (7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:05 p.m. Sunday) and concluding with four against Buies Creek (7:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday).

▪ In tennis, the ATP and WTA tours continue play in the ATP & WTA Mutua Madrid Open through Sunday.

▪ Several area athletes will compete in hopes of earning gold in the S.C. state track and field championships Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High in Columbia.

▪ The Socastee boys tennis team hosts West Florence at 5 p.m. Monday at Prestwick Country Club in the Class 5A Lower State final. The winner will advance to the state championship match Saturday at Cayce Tennis Center.

▪ Several area baseball and softball teams will continue play in the Lower State tournament this week.

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports

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