published Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Chattanooga Football Club wins 1-0 for trip to San Diego and other sports news

CONYERS, Ga. — The Chattanooga Football Club scrapped its way to a 1-0 win over the Georgia Revolution in the National Premier Soccer League Southeast Conference championship game Friday at the RYSA Soccer Complex. The start of the game was delayed until 9:30 p.m. by lightning. Luis Trude gave Chattanooga FC the lead in the 72nd minute, and goalkeeper Greg Hartley repeatedly made saves to preserve the victory. CFC (7-1-3) advances to the NPSL Championships July 27-29 in San Diego against the winners of the league's other three conferences. CFC also earned a spot in next year's U.S. Open Cup.

Golf

• ROSWELL, Ga. — Nineteen-year-old Michael Garretson of Acworth is the leader among the golfers who have finished the second round of the Georgia Amateur Championship at Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek, but nearly half the field must resume play at 7:30 this morning before it is trimmed to the low 70 players and anyone within 10 shots of the lead. The third round is expected to begin about noon. Garretson, a South Alabama sophomore, shot a 68 for a 6-under-par 138, one and two shots better than first-round co-leaders Lee Knox of Augusta and Scott Weeks of Savannah. Rocky Face's Will Snipes shot a 71 Friday and is tied for 11th at 144, and defending champion David Noll Jr. of Dalton shares 13th at 145 after a 72. Calhoun's Chad Wilson and Ringgold's Hunter Cornelius Jr., who had a 71 and a 72 the first day, are among those who haven't finished round two. It was suspended for 68 minutes until 4:56 p.m. because of an approaching thunderstorm, and the course was cleared again 10 minutes later. After more than an hour of heavy rain and lightning, play was called for the day. Chatsworth's Chase Jones is done after a 36-hole 163.

Auto Racing

• CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Speedway has postponed tonight's scheduled running of the Southern All Stars Stars & Stripes 40 race because of wet conditions. This week's heavy rains flooded the pit area and part of the track. "We hate to do this, but we had no choice," track owner Ronnie Wilkomm said in a speedway release. "We have had so much water on the track that we could not get any of the equipment on the track to do any work, and we did not want to give the fans and drivers a bad track." He said he hopes to get the race on the SAS schedule later this year. A full schedule of the dirt oval's regular classes is set for next Saturday.

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