published Friday, September 28th, 2012

Burgan wins Mid-Am; Schmidt shares sixth and other sports news

Todd Burgan of Powell completed an eight-stroke win in the 25th annual Tennessee Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament with a 68 Thursday at Jackson Country Club, and Hixson's Chris Schmidt tied for sixth at 217. Matt Cooper of Memphis and Danny Green of Jackson shared second place at 213. Riceville's Bob Rice tied for 17th at 217. He and Schmidt had final-round 73s.

• Freshman Emily Javadi from Chattanooga and Baylor School broke her Sewanee single-round record again Wednesday in leading the Tigers to a second-place finish at the Transylvania Fall Invitational golf tournament at the University Course in Lexington, Ky. She shot a 68 as Sewanee finished four shots behind winner Campbellsville, and previous record-holder Jenna King had a career-low 77. Javadi has set the Sewanee women's record in each tournament this fall.

Tennis

• Chattanooga's Wes Cash and partner Mark Vines of Richmond, Va., will play for the doubles championship today at the USTA National Men's 55 Grass Court Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y. The top-seeded team of Cash and Vines advanced to the final Thursday by beating Chris Raynard and Christopher Bennett 6-2, 6-3. Also Thursday, Cash came up short in the quarterfinals of singles play, winning the opening set but falling 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 to second-seeded Maxime Buyckx.

• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tennis teams will host the 30th annual UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic with more than 120 college players on the Champions Club courts today through Sunday. Kennesaw State, UAB, Mercer, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb and Lee representatives will join nine Lady Mocs in eight singles and four doubles draws. Players from South Carolina, UNC Greensboro, East Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee, The Citadel and Samford will be in four men's singles and doubles flights along with KSU, JSU, Lipscomb, Lee and UTC. The event raises money for scholarships honoring the memory of a former Moc who graduated in 1974. Play begins at 8:30 this morning.

Soccer

• Wofford got its first Southern Conference women's soccer win of the season Thursday by defeating UTC 4-0 at Finley Stadium, as the Mocs played without goalkeeper Lauren Thomas and gave up three-first half goals with Haley Myers in goal one day after joining the team. Amanda Morris, Chelsea Turner, freshman Chloe Brackett from Baylor and Alex Kachulis had the goals for the Terriers (6-4, 1-2), who outshot the Mocs (2-6-1, 0-3) 19-8 with an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks.

• Trevecca Nazarene beat the Tennessee Temple women's soccer team 9-0 and added a 4-0 defeat of the Temple men Thursday in Nashville. Brooke Gann from East Ridge scored three first-half goals and Anna Hoffman from Chattanooga Christian had one in each half for the Lady Trojans (2-2-2), and Erica Carroll from Silverdale Baptist was a junior starting defender in the shutout. They outshot the Lady Crusaders (2-6-1) 32-2, and Donnae Bolden made 11 saves in defeat.

Auto Racing

• The Georgia Mini Sprint and Southern Mod Lite Racing series both will hold the final races of their seasons Saturday night at Cleveland Speedway, and most of the track's regular divisions also will run. Josh Pugh of Crossville is the SMLRS points leader with Knoxville's John Stout second, and Lookout Mountain's Aubrey Black is the Georgia Mini Sprint leader with Brandon Taylor of Cumming, Ga., second.

Baseball

• The Chattanooga Cyclones went 3-0 in winning the Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational baseball tournament. Logan Baldwin had five hits, five RBIs and three runs and Jake Wyrick added three hits, four RBIs and four runs in a 16-1 rout of Atlanta Sportstech, when Lee Gibson had two hits, a run and an RBI and Winston Whitener and Charlie Ward did the pitching. Kyle Kapherr's single capped a four-run final inning for a 6-5 victory over Nelson Baseball 18s, giving Zach Thompson the pitching win in relief. Logan Fugate tripled, doubled and scored two runs, Drew Williams had two hits, two runs and two RBIs and Hunter Mercer added two hits and an RBI. Baldwin got the win in relief and batted in two runs in a 9-3 defeat of the OTC 18s, and Fugate had two hits, two RBIs and two runs. Cyclones starting pitcher Dakota Hudson hit 92 mph several times with his fastball.

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