Mocs, Fox finish second in tourney

Mocs, Fox finish second in tourney

October 19th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

DULUTH, Ga. - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team concluded the 2011 portion of its schedule Tuesday by finishing a close second to 10th-ranked North Florida in the 12-team AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club, and the Mocs' Steven Fox also was the individual runner-up with senior captain Stephan Jaeger tying for third. Fox shot a third-round 67 to finish at 7-under-par 209, one shot behind East Carolina's Harold Varner, and Jaeger closed with a 70 for a 210. Benni Weilguni tied for 13th at 220 for 24th-ranked UTC with a final 71 matched by Davis Bunn, and Chris Robb, playing as an individual, ended with a 69 and tied for 21st at 222. "I could not be more pleased with how we played today," Mocs coach Mark Guhne said. "We played well enough to win this tournament; North Florida was just a little better. This is a great way to end the fall." North Florida wound up at 855, two strokes ahead of UTC; East Carolina was third at 870.

* SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Lee University men's golf team wound up fourth Tuesday in the 15-team NAIA Intercollegiate tournament hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design at Wilmington Island Golf Club. Northwood University, ranked No. 1 in Golfstats, won with an 870, followed by Coastal College, host Savannah College of Art and then Lee at 877. Matt Emery paced the Flames with a 54-hole 215, followed by Caleb Roberson at 221 after an ever-par 72 Tuesday and Jeremy Lawson and Hunter Vest at 224 and 228. Vest's 71 led Lee's final round.

* PINEVILLE, Ky. -- Richard Powell from Notre Dame High School was part of the King College golf team that won the Lincoln Memorial University Invitational golf tournament Tuesday. He tied a teammate for 15th place at 148 with two other King golfers ahead of them.

SWIMMING

* Six Baylor School students and current McCallie School senior Michael Zuppa were part of the USA Scholastic All-America teams recently released by USA Swimming. The Baylor honorees are seniors Christian Carbone and Matthew Chen, junior Kristen Vredeveld and 2011 graduates Evante Gibson, Brian Lee and Ashley Vance. It was the third SAA honor for Vance, now at Ohio State, and the second for Lee and Carbone. The criteria are a grade point average of at least 3.5 and a specified time in a single competitive event. The Baylor Swim Club has had 22 students honored in the last five years. "We are thrilled to once again have several members of our team be selected as Scholastic All-Americans," Baylor coach Dan Flack said in a release. "We have established a tradition with the Baylor swimming program of national excellence both in the water and in the classroom, and these fine student-athletes have added to that tradition."

RUNNING

* Lee University senior Maggie Opelt was the SSAC female runner of the week after her school-record 17:49.55 for five kilometers last weekend at the Royal Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte, N.C. She finished 10th out of 201 NCAA Division I, II and III and NAIA runners; the Lady Flames were 12th out of 21 teams. Opelt's former teammate Anna Hrushka had the old program record of 18:00.7.

* Former Baylor School and Samford University runner Cameron Bean won the Blue Ridge Open 8k last Friday in Boone, N.C. His time was 24 minutes, 25 seconds. Bean now lives in Boone and trains and runs for Zap Fitness in nearby Blowing Rock.

BASEBALL

* The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team went 4-0 in the Tennessee Tech Southern Wood Bat Invitational tournament last weekend. Cody Rhinehart had three hits, scored four runs and drove in three, Drew Toth also scored four times and Logan Baldwin also had three RBIs in a 16-4 win over Birmingham Baseball behind pitcher Brent Smith. Toth, Baldwin and Sheldon Brogden, with two RBIs, each had two hits. Bobby Towne was the winning pitcher in an 8-0 shutout of the Atlanta Stars, when Smith had two hits and two RBIs, Chris Caffrey scored twice and Lee Gibson and Baldwin had two-run hits. Baldwin had three hits and two runs, Toth contributed two hits and three RBIs, Caffrey scored two runs and Rhinehart had a two-RBI hit behind Dakota Hudson's one-hitter in a 10-2 victory over the Proconcepts Scout Team. The Cyclones K beat the Cyclones S with Baldwin recording the win, Smith driving in three runs with two hits, Toth hitting a two-run double and scoring twice and Nick Chambers adding two hits and two RBIs.