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Bona golfers finish fifth

Spearheaded by Brian McKenna's 1-under 69, St. Bonaventure golf team moved from fifth place to a third-place finish on Monday in the 23rd Annual Leo Keenan Invitational at the Bartlett Country Club in Olean. Robert Morris won the tournament for the second time in its history, finishing with a Keenan record 571 two-day total. After shooting a 285 on Sunday, the Colonials followed up with a 286 on Monday to break the previous record of 575, by St. Bonaventure and Drexel in 2005.

Humber, a Canadian school, checked in second with a 586, while the Bonnies finished three shots off that pace with a 589, three clear of fourth-place Drexel.

Fairmont State's Jess Ferrell won medalist honors with rounds of 66 and 72 for a 138 total, which tied for the third-lowest 36-hole total in tournament history. McKenna, who had a 77 on Sunday, finished tied for 10th at 146.


Djokovic feels better

Novak Djokovic says the back muscle injury that forced him to quit his Davis Cup match is not serious but requires rest.

He tried to play through the pain Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals. But the top-ranked Serb stopped during the second set, sending Argentina to the Davis Cup final against Spain.

"Not as serious as we have thought," Djokovic said Monday. "It's a partial rupture of a back muscle that deserves rest."

Djokovic skipped Friday's opening singles because of lingering back problems following his victory over Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final. But after losing the opening set, 7-6 (5), against Del Potro, Djokovic fell from pain during the third game of the second set.

Djokovic said he may have to skip his next tournaments in China next month -- the Shanghai Masters and China Open in Beijing.

"I hope I will recover by then," Djokovic said. "Anyway, I won't risk the worsening of the injury."

From News Staff and wire service reports