UTC golfers fifth in Furman event

UTC golfers fifth in Furman event

March 23rd, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team is fifth at 290 after the first round Friday of the Furman Intercollegiate golf tournament at Greenville, S.C. Virginia Tech leads the 21-team field with a 280 aggregate. UTC's Davis Bunn is tied for 10th individually at 1-under-par 71, and teammates Benni Weilguni, Liam Johnston and Alex Ratliff shot 72, 73 and 74.

• Sewanee freshman Emily Javadi from Chattanooga and Baylor School was the Southern Athletic Association women's golfer of the week for her all-tournament performance last weekend at the Jekyll Island collegiate tournament. Her 54-hole 238 included the best score of the final day, a 72.

• Calhoun football coach Hal Lamb and Rick Brown of Adairsville are fourth at 72 in Flight 2 after the first round Friday of the 2013 Georgia Four-Ball Tournament in Albany, and Calhoun's Greg Brock and Dalton's Howell Kerr are tied for fifth at 73. They happen to be in the flight with the top two overall duos at 68 and 69. Dalton's Kyle Pettyjohn and Rocky Face's Chris Tallent Sr. are tied for sixth at 73 in Flight 3 at Doublegate Country Club. Matt Oxford of Rocky Face and his Kennesaw partner are tied for eighth at 74 in the championship flight, and former Signal Mountain resident Michael Morrison likewise is tied for eighth at 74 in Flight 1. In Flight 4 at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, Jeff Brown of Calhoun and his Suwanee partner are tied for second at 72, and in Flight 5 the Dalton duo of Dwight Hefner and Duane McMullen are tied for second at 73 with Calhoun's Bob and Mike Nance sharing sixth at 75.


• Scheduled to play with his third partner in the 2013 ITF Senior World Team Championships at Antalya, Turkey, Chattanooga's Wesley Cash is in the pivotal doubles match this morning for the United States against Germany in the Austria Cup men's 55 division playoffs. Doubles was delayed by rain after the teams split in singles. Cash's usual doubles partner, Mark Vines, won 6-0, 6-3, but Texan Peter Markes lost in three sets. GPS tennis coach Sue Bartlett lost 6-2, 6-0 to France's Brigitte Moretton in her Great Britain team's 2-0 loss in the women's 55 Maureen Connolly Cup.


• Carson-Newman athletic director emeritus David Barger, who grew up in Red Bank, was announced this week as one of three 2013 inductees in the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. The other two were former Mars Hill and Catawba athletes. Barger was a manager and athletic trainer for Red Bank High School and Carson-Newman teams and left the banking industry in 1980 to work for his college alma mater. He was director of athletic promotions and director of athletic development before becoming AD in 1990. He oversaw the Eagles' transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II and was the SAC chairman longer than anyone else. He retired as AD last year. "David's leadership -- on the campus, conference and national levels -- helped the league get to where it is today," SAC commissioner Patrick Britz said in Carson-Newman's release. "Your peer institutions bring out the best in you," Barger said, "and it's been fun to watch us go at it with others ... in competition in one of the premier Division II leagues in America." Said softball coach Vickee Kazee-Hollifield: "He's a man of integrity and Christian principles. He never wavers -- that was always first and foremost with him. In tough economic times he was able to take our athletic department to new heights and beyond."

• GPS physical education director Peggy Michaels will be one of the honorees at the Champion Within Luncheon being held May 3 at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville as part of the 2013 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend. Nashville tennis player Brian Baker, Middle Tennessee State football coach Rick Stockstill and former Tennessee women's athletic director Joan Cronan are among the others honored. Michaels, given a lifetime-service award last month by the Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame, has battled multiple sclerosis for 25 years but developed an award-winning fitness program called SHAPE (Starting Habit to Attain Physical Excellence) and has been a Tennessee teacher of the year. Tickets to the luncheon cost $40 and can be bought by calling 615-242-4750.


• Sally Anne Greenwood scored three goals and Sammy Strasburger made 12 saves as the Sewanee women's lacrosse team edged visiting Pomona-Pitzer 10-9 on Friday.