published Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Steven Fox, UTC Mocs golfers 5th in AutoTrader

Led by senior Steven Fox's fifth-place tie at 2-over-par 144, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team is in fifth place at 590 following the first two rounds of the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. Georgia Southern has a 12-shot team lead over second-place Georgia State with a 569. UTC's Chris Robb is tied for 10th at 145 and Liam Johnston is tied for 16th at 147, while Benni Weilguni and Michael Monroe are at 154 and 157. South Carolina's Dykes Harbin has a three-shot individual lead at 138. The final round starts at 8:10 this morning.

• The Lee University men's golf team leads the 13-team Wilmington Island Intercollegiate tournament at Savannah, Ga., by six strokes over the College of Coastal Georgia, 566 to 572, after Monday's two rounds. Lee's Hunter Vest is tied for fourth at 2-under-par 140 with Peyton Sliger tied for sixth at 141, Matt Emery sharing 12th after a second-round 70, Taylor Davis tied for 20th at 146 and teammate JB Eksteen at 148. Heritage High graduate Hunter Cornelius from Ringgold is tied for 18th at 145 with Coastal Georgia's third best score.

Auto Racing

• Gary Goldberg from Rockwood, Tenn., won the $1,500 top prize in the Super Pro class at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip on Saturday. He won with a 6.08-second run on a 6.08 dial in a 1968 Camaro owned and prepared by strip regular Billy Rolen. Bruce Day, a recently retired Floridian now living in LaFayette, was second in a '65 Chevrolet Nova he bought from his nephew, former strip champion Stan Day. Mike Clayton was third, Shane Hartline fourth and Steve Dowdy fifth. Dowdy, from Ringgold, had the night's top speed (135 mph) and low elapsed time (4.97 seconds) in his 454 Chevy dragster. Mike Allison of East Ridge won the Foot Brake class with a 7.03 run on a 7.01 dial in his '78 Dodge. Melvin Croft was second, Creeper Griep third, L.C. Bigham fourth and Charles McRae fifth.

• Riley Hickman of Ooltewah led all the way in the 48-lap Jimmy Mowery Memorial race Saturday night for Limited Late Models at Cleveland Speedway. The win paid $3,000. Bobby Mayse was second with Tod Hernandez third, Ethan Hunter fourth and Lamar Scoggins fifth. Overall fast qualifier Brandon Williams was running fourth in the final lap when he couldn't avoid Jimmy Elliott's stalling car and crashed. Elliott won the Stacey McAlister Memorial race for Pony cars, with Jamie Cross second, J.J. Garrett third, Rocky McNabb fourth and track points leader Danny Burnette fifth. Brett Wyatt of Crossville made a late pass of Jerry Coffman to win the special Topless Crate Late Model feature, and then Coffman got bumped to the rear in a crash with runner-up John Cobb. Bobby Richey Jr. finished third with Mayse and Rick Hixson fourth and fifth. Robbie Green won in A-Hobby, Jonathan Sims in B-Hobby and Derrick Forgey in FWD. The track will race again on Oct. 27 with Spooker Weekend.

Volleyball

• UTC's Julimar Alvarado from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was chosen the volleyball freshman of the week in the Southern Conference after her 27 kills in Sunday's 3-2 win at The Citadel. That is the league high for kills in a match this season. Alvarado is second on the team in kills for the season with 169 and leads the Mocs with 2.68 per set. "The Bulldogs are a much-improved team from the past, and they are tenacious on defense and blocking," UTC coach Travis Filar said in a school release. "They are a hard team to score on, but she handled it well and took attacks where she could." The Mocs will host Davidson on Saturday and Georgia Southern on Sunday.

Rowing

• Nine Chattanooga Junior Rowing boats earned medals in the Chattanooga Head Race this past Saturday. Michael von Peters, Connor Nash, Quinn Nash and David May won by over a minute in men's quad, and von Peters and May won the men's double sculls race. Joe Garner and Andreia Cabrera of CJR won men's and women's single sculls. The Nash twins were second in men's pair, and Reagan Johnson, Gentry Whittaker, Lauren Simpson and Susan Zeglen were second in women's quad and third with coxswain Tanner Eaton in women's four. Also earning bronze medals for CJR were Meghan Ray, Sarah McDonald, Audrey Moorehead and Aubrey Gardin in women's quad and Vivian Anderson and Gardin in women's double scull.

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