published Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Golf Notes: Allmond, Sneed win City Junior titles

Sport Allmond won the City Junior tournament Monday and Tuesday at WindStone with a 140, three shots better than Tucker Venable. Dylan Lillard and Tucker Windham won the younger boys' divisions with a 146 and a 148, respectively, and Kaitlyn Sneed was the girls' victor by nine shots with a 149. Olivia Williams won by 14 with a 169 in the 12-14 division.

Jordon, Smith shine

Gunter Jordon of Calhoun, Ga., finished second individually at 1-over-par 145 in the Boys 16-18 division of the GSGA Junior Sectional Challenge Match this past Monday and Tuesday at The Landings Club in Savannah, and LaFayette's Gage Smith won the 12-13 age group by six strokes with a 146. Lanier Guest of Rock Spring was eighth at 158 in 16-18. Chatsworth's Tori Owens was third in Girls 12-13 with an 83 for two nine-hole rounds. They all played for the Northwest section of the state, which finished fourth out of seven teams overall. The West won.

Brainerd event open

Applications for the 69th annual Brainerd Invitational are available at or at the Brainerd Golf Course pro shop. The 36-hole stroke-play tournament will be held Aug. 9-10 with a championship division, a senior division, a flighted division and a super-senior division. The entry fee of $145 includes the cart fee and lunch on Saturday.

Area aces

Tim Guffey made a hole-in-one, his second, on July 3 at Dogwood Hills. He aced No. 14, playing at 155 yards, with a 6-iron, and Dan Slater, R.D. Lacy and Kerry Lacy were witnesses.

Mark Song registered his first hole-in-one last Thursday at Creeks Bend, sinking a 125-yard tee shot on No. 6 with a pitching wedge. He was playing with Rusty Pickett, David Large and David Roberson.

Jesse Felker scored a hole-in-one Friday at Council Fire. He aced No. 14 from 155 with a 7-iron. His witnesses were Lisa Felker and Drew Felker.

Kathy Wilkerson had a hole-in-one Tuesday at Valleybrook. She used a 5-wood for the 130-yard shot on No. 13, as witnessed by Marie Morrison.

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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