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Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 1:08 a.m.

Golfer Code still in ICU

Florida sophomore golfer Mallory Code remains in intensive care in a Denver hospital, her father said Monday.
Code, who is suffering from complications from cystic fibrosis, has been at The Children's Hospital in Denver since being airlifted from Shands Hospital on Feb. 7.
She is suffering from pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and a yeast infection in her blood.
"On a sad note she has not gotten any better," her father, Brian Code, said Monday night. "On a positive note, she has not gotten any worse." Brian Code said the two biggest hurdles his daughter is facing is her battle with pneumonia and ARDS.
Should her condition not improve by today, he said, doctors may pursue other options.
"If she doesn't get any better they're going to talk about some other options which could assume some risks," Brian Code said. "I guess we'll get that info (this) morning."
-Brandon Zimmerman

No. 18 Gators remain in second in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - The No. 18 Florida men's golf team remained in second place at the 2005 Puerto Rico Classic after shooting a five-under-par 283 on the River Course of the Westin Rio Mar Golf Course. The Gators, who have come from behind in their last two tournaments on the final day, are four strokes behind No. 3 Georgia Tech's 558 total score.
"We had another solid day even though we were a little four-legged today," head coach Buddy Alexander said.
Redshirt senior transfer Richard Treis rebounded from a challenging first day to lead the Gators in the second round with a score of 68.

Irwin wins deluged Outback Pro-Am

LUTZ - When one aspect of Hale Irwin's game isn't working, he simply turns to another.
Irwin, the career victory leader on the Champions Tour, finished a second-round 68 Monday to slip past Morris Hatalsky and win the rain-delayed Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am by one shot.
``It wasn't spectacularly played golf ... I didn't drive the ball well and I certainly didn't putt all that well, but I did what I had to do when I had to do it,'' he said. ``Maybe the bottom line to that is experience.''
Taking advantage of improved weather, which made the TPC of Tampa Bay course less demanding than the previous three days, Irwin played his remaining 12 holes in 2 under to end with a 36-hole total of 8-under 134.
Hatalsky was one of only 22 golfers to complete the second round Saturday, when the scheduled 54-hole event was reduced to 36. Heavy rain Sunday washed out play after 68 minutes, pushing the conclusion back to Monday.
Hatalsky's 7-under 135 was the score to beat. And Irwin, playing the back nine first, pulled even with a birdie on No. 18. A birdie on No. 3 gave the winner of last month's Turtle Bay Championship the lead, and Irwin finished his 42nd tour win with six straight pars.
Irwin didn't get on the course at all Friday, when lightning and heavy rain knocked the tournament off schedule. He played 21 holes Saturday and three more Sunday, never finding a rhythm.

Auburn searches for offensive replacements

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville's spring will be dedicated to replacing many of the principals in the Tigers' perfect season. It's no easy task.
The Tigers open spring practice today searching for a quarterback and for runners to keep their new two-tailback system flourishing while introducing a new defensive coordinator and replacing Thorpe Award winner Carlos Rogers at corner.
Sophomore Brandon Cox is the frontrunner to replace quarterback Jason Campbell ``because he knows more about the offense,'' Tuberville said. Redshirt freshmen Calvin Booker and Blake Field could also challenge for the job.
Tailback Tre Smith redshirted last season behind Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown and enters the spring ahead of Carl Stewart, Brad Lester and Kenny Irons.
The two-tailback system was terrific last season, partly because Williams and Brown are both good enough to be likely high first-round NFL draft picks in April.
``Tre Smith is going to be our starting tailback because he has proven what he can do and how good of a football player he is,'' Tuberville said. ``But there is going to be some competition behind him.''
He said all four running backs will ``play quite a bit'' next season.
But the biggest question mark lies in replacing Campbell, the SEC's offensive player of the year. Cox completed 22 of 34 passes for 357 yards with four touchdowns, but was intercepted twice in xis three passes against Arkansas and Kentucky and didn't play again.
``We are going to go into August with a No. 1, 2 and 3,'' Tuberville said. ``That could change, but whoever is No. 1 going into two-a-days will have a good handle on it.
``We want to have a good answer after spring practice and hopefully someone separates themselves.''

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