Sliger still first, Gosselin second in State Amateur and more Chattanooga region sports news

Sliger still first, Gosselin second in State Amateur and more Chattanooga region sports news

August 7th, 2015 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Wes Gosselin shoulders his golf bag after driving at Hole 4 during the final-round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm in 2013.

Photo by C.B. Schmelter /Times Free Press.

Lee University senior golfer Peyton Sliger from Maryville remained the leader and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga captain Wes Gosselin from Knoxville remained in second place after the third round Thursday of the 100th annual Tennessee State Amateur Championship at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville. Sliger followed his second-round 62 with a 1-under-par 69 and is at 10-under 200, one stroke ahead of Gosselin and four ahead of Knoxvillians Andrew Hall and Austin Kramer. Honors Course member Tim Jackson from Germantown is tied for fifth at 205 after a 67, and Chattanooga's Winston Brown shares eighth at 207. Chattanooga teenager Scott Stevens is tied for 15th after his third consecutive 70, and Mikey Feher from Signal Mountain and Lake Johnson from Chattanooga are tied for 27th and 33rd, respectively, at 213 and 215. Lee's Taylor Davis from Franklin also is at 213.

Basketball

* Silverdale Baptist Academy senior guard Megan Lewis has committed to continue her basketball career in Jackson, Tenn., at Union University, a former NAIA national power now in NCAA Division II. She has made the 5-A all-district and all-district tournament teams the last two years, averaging 450 points a season for a team averaging 24.5 wins, and hit 113 3-point shots — 40 percent of her attempts — as a junior. "I have had the pleasure of coaching Megan since the seventh grade. Even at that young age you could see the quality of a pressure player," SBA coach Tim Thompson said. "She works really, really hard at her game. Megan shot 81 percent from the foul line last season, missing only eight free throws, and had a team-leading 23 blocked shots and 100 steals. But more than all the numbers, she is our team leader in her attitude and her actions." Thompson said about 10 college programs were in touch with Lewis, including Lee, Berry and UAB. She liked Union and Lee because they are Christian schools with strong basketball traditions and said being about four hours away from home might be good for her. Beyond that, she said, "They really took me in at Union and I kind of fit in there, and the way Union plays is my style."