published Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Gilbert III wins Sunbelt Senior Tour tournament

Chattanooga resident Gibby Gilbert III won the Sunbelt Senior Tour event named for his father, the Gibby Gilbert Senior Invitational, on Wednesday at Eagle Bluff Golf Club. Gilbert shot a 5-under-par 211 for three rounds, including a 71 on Wednesday. He defeated Roger Rowland of Ocala, Fla., by four strokes. Jim Chancey of Kissimmee, Fla., won the super-senior division at 2-under 214. He defeated Tim Conley of Braselton, Ga., by two shots.

• Lee University senior golfer Hunter Vest was named to the NCAA Division II PING All-South Region team for 2014. The former Walker Valley High School standout had a tournament scoring average of 72.7 strokes and won UT-Martin's Skyhawk Invitational this past season. "This region is loaded with talented players, so it is quite an accomplishment to be chosen for this team," Lee coach John Maupin said in a school release. "Hunter has been a consistent player for us throughout his career, but this year he really broke through and shot a lot of low rounds."

Basketball

• Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe's Daniel Oliver signed Wednesday to continue his basketball career at Gadsden (Ala.) State Community College. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 12.6 points, 16 rebounds and 5.5 blocked a shots a game as a senior for LFO, according to his father and coach, Mark Oliver, and had a scholarship offer also from Montreat College. He picked Gadsden, he said, because it's not as far from home and his dad has family in that area, and because he can work on his game and strength for two years and have other options. Gadsden State coach Todd Ginn saw Daniel at an AAU tournament a couple of weeks ago and had him visit his campus and play against his players. "He's skilled and can move. We like to play up-tempo and I think he can fit right in," Ginn said. "He'll give us help on the boards, and his ability to contest shots will help in our pressing defense."

General

• Sewanee announced Wednesday its 2014 Hall of Fame class that will be honored the weekend of Sept. 12-13: basketball and tennis player Blane Brooks (class of 1983); football players Frank Faulkinberry (1910), John Turner (1963) and Ben Tuck (2003); wrestler Frank Pinney (1963); softball pitcher Amy Owensby (2004); and the 1999 women's tennis team that finished 22-4 and ranked seventh nationally with two All-Americans and another nationally ranked player. Faulkinberry was a four-time All-Southern player on Tigers teams that went 26-4-3 and outscored their opponents 715-114. He taught and coached multiple sports at Middle Tennessee State, where he directed the women's basketball team to the 1929 national championship and has a campus street named in his honor. Tuck holds school kicking records of 51 points in 2002 and the longest field goal (48 yards) and was a 2002 All-American, a two-time Academic All-American and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar. Turner was a three-year two-way tackle starter and a first-team all-conference player in 1962. Contemporary Pinney was captain of the 1963 wrestling team and an All-American and NCAA runner-up at 177 points, making him the highest-finishing individual finisher at an NCAA event in school history. Brooks graduated with the most points in Sewanee basketball history and still ranks fourth with 1,470, and he won back-to-back conference singles titles while helping the tennis Tigers win three consecutive league championships. Owensby was the conference softball pitcher of the year twice and ended her career as the league's all-time leader in innings pitched (726 2/3) and wins (52) and No. 2 in strikeouts (371); she had a career 2.70 ERA and was SCAC all-tournament three times. The 1999 tennis team for coach Conchie Shackelford included Mary Missbach, Sara Cameron, Jenny Coleman, Kathy North, Jackie North, Katherine Clark, Kathryn Pender, Natalie Wallace, Emily Allen and Nicki Garsombke.

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