published Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Mocs' Fox ready for World event

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior golfer Steven Fox, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, will tee off Thursday in Turkey as one of three United States representatives in the 28th World Team Amateur Championship. Each of the 72 teams will count its best two scores each day in the four rounds of stroke play at Cornelia Golf Club, designed by Nick Faldo, and the PGA Sultan Course at Antalya Golf Club. Fox is 17th in the World Amateur rankings, and his teammates are No. 1 Chris Williams of the University of Washington, whom Fox beat in the U.S. Am final, and No. 2 Justin Thomas, the Ben Hogan Award winner from Alabama. "This is one of the spoils of victory," said UTC coach Mark Guhne, whose other Mocs will play in the Brickyard Collegiate this weekend in Macon, Ga. "What an amazing opportunity. He gets to represent his country while getting to explore another part of the world, one he probably never would have seen otherwise."

• Reigning Georgia Mid-Amateur champion David Noll Jr. of Dalton, Chase Jones of Chatsworth and Tim Shubert of Blue Ridge are among the 120 golfers entered in stroke-play qualifying Thursday for the 94th Atlanta Amateur Match Play Chamiponship at Rivermont Golf and Country Club at Johns Creek, Ga. The low 31 in qualifying will join defending champion Brandon Nelson of Roswell in match play Friday. The tournament ends Sunday. In addition to winning the state mid-am in May in Duluth, Noll finished second this year in the Georgia Four-Ball and the Georgia Amateur.

• King College senior Richard Powell from Notre Dame High School tied for fifth individually in leading the Tornado to sixth place out of 15 teams in the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate golf tournament Monday and Tuesday. Powell shot 139 (70-69). Courtnee Young from Walker Valley had King's second best women's score, tying for 27th at 162.

Soccer

• The Covenant College women's soccer team lost 1-0 Tuesday at Maryville College, but the Covenant men won 2-0 on two second-half goals by Garrison Dale. Joel Friesen assisted on the first one as the visitors (6-6) won the Highland Cup for the first time in the matchup of Scots, and Shuler Polk mde four saves in the shutout. Taylor Emerson scored in the 37th minute from an Ashley Howarth assist for the Maryvlle women (7-1), who outshot Covenant (8-2-1) 12-2; Hannah Bales made five saves in defeat.

• Sewanee senior Bess Goodman was the Southern Athletic Association's women's soccer player of the week after scoring both goals in the Tigers' 2-1 win Sunday at Agnes Scott. Her score in the second overtime period extended Sewanee's winning streak to four games.

• Bryan College swept the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer player of the week honors after the now 18th-ranked Lions' 3-1 and 5-1 league wins last week against Tennessee Wesleyan and Montreat. The offensive player was Daniel Branley. Against TWC the sophomore forward from Newcastle, England, scored what turned out to be the winning goal on a diving header and assisted on the third goal, and he had another assist on the first score against Montreat. The defensive honoree was Rasheed Malcolm, a Bryan junior from Waterford, Jamaica. The Lions are allowing only 0.8 goal per game.

Running

• Bryan College also had the AAC male and female cross country runners of the week, after freshman Joel Johnston's and sophomore Victoria Yates' performances at the Greater Lousville Classic last week. Yates, a former Walker Valley High School standout, was seventh out of 339 runners in the women's Silver race.

Volleyball

• Bryan College is 18-8 in volleyball this season after Tuesday's 25-12, 25-18, 25-16 loss at Shorter, and three of the Lady Lions' losses have come to the Lady Hawks (11-2). Bryan's Chelsea Breaden -- the AAC hitter of the week -- matched Shorter's Jasmine Crook with a game-high eight kills, and Kaylan Dilts added six for Bryan while Taylor Fink had 22 assists and Madison Akins led with 10 digs.

• Tennessee Temple improved to 7-12 in volleyball by winning 25-13, 25-21, 25-20 at Crown on Tuesday. Kourtney Chorman had eight kills, Lynncoya Gardner had 18 assists and Shatoya Medford had 16 digs for Temple.

• Kristen Pickett from Cleveland High School had 31 assists and 10 digs and Rachel Harper from Boyd-Buchanan had eight kills, seven digs and three aces in Carson-Newman's 25-12, 25-16, 25-18 South Athletic Conference volleyball win Tuesday against Lenoir-Rhyne. Cleveland's Payton Tipton had 21 digs for King in a 3-1 loss at Tusculum.

• Fisk dropped the Tennessee Wesleyan volleyball team to 4-7 for the season with a 3-0 win Tuesday in Athens.

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