published Thursday, August 25th, 2011

English surges in U.S. Amateur

ERIN, Wis. — The 32 opening pairings in match play still have not been set in the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship golf tournament because play was suspended at 7 p.m. CDT Tuesday with some players still completing their second rounds of stroke-play qualifying. Former Baylor School and University of Georgia standout Harris English made a big surge and was tied for 25th in relation to par based on his first nine holes on the Blue Mountain course. The Thomasville, Ga., resident was 2 under par after beginning the day at 1 over after his Monday round on the Erin Hills course that will host match play. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Stephan Jaeger from Baylor finished his two rounds with an even-par 142 and was tied for 62nd. That would have him in a playoff to make the 64 in match play. McMinnville's Brett Patterson is tied for 82nd in relation to par with his 143. Georgia sophomore Keith Mitchell from Baylor is tied for 210th at 6 over par after a 148, and UTC commitment Wes Gosselin from Knoxville is tied for 229th but not yet done.

Boxing

* Two coaches in the Red Bank Boxing program and Central High School freshman Slade Corvin were finalists in the Ringside World Championships last weekend in Kansas City, Mo., and two of Corvin's teammates from Chattanooga's Westside Boxing Club also reached the semifinals. The Ringside event is the largest amateur boxing tournament in the world and had more than 1,500 competitors. Sixty-eight-year-old John Disterdick from the Red Bank club won a masters heavyweight division with a championship defeat of Mike Rains from Overland Park, Kan., and Jackie Godwin, 58, lost in his masters age group's final at 147 pounds to Hubert Williams from Dallas. In the youth world championships, Corvin was a silver medalist as a 13-year-old 85-pounder. Westside's Roger Hilley reached the semis in the 132-pound open division and Darren Kennemore did likewise as a 75-pound 10-year-old.

Soccer

* University of Tennessee sophomore Caroline Brown was the SEC women's soccer offensive player of the week and was one of eight players nationally making the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer list after scoring the winning goal in overtime against Kansas and scoring twice against Oklahoma on the road this past weekend. Brown came to UT from Hershey, Pa., but her mother grew up in Cleveland, Tenn., and grandmother Elsie Yates still lives there. Brown's late grandfather, Dr. Donald Yates, was a longtime director of schools for the Cleveland system, and his widow is a retired schoolteacher. Brown's mother, Donna, now lives in Knoxville. Brown and her teammates are hosting the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic this Friday and Sunday with UT and Florida taking turns playing UCLA and Texas A&M.

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