BANDON, Ore. - Christine Wolf, who just finished her University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golf career, is in fifth place after the first of two stroke-play rounds of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship. Wolf shot a 3-over-par 74 on the Old Macdonald Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The former Moc shot 2 under on the front and 5 over on the back. McMinnville resident and Middle Tennessee State rising sophomore Brett Patterson shot an 8-over 78 on the Bandon Trails Course which had him tied for 77th with two groups still playing. The top 64 in each event advance to match play Wednesday.
The Chattanooga Cyclones K team of 15- and 16-year-old baseball players went 3-1 at the University of West Georgia Southern Wood Bat tournament this past weekend in Carrollton. The Cyclones lost 4-3 in their opener against the East Cobb Saints 16s, but Logan Baldwin had two hits and scored a run and Chase Morrissey scored twice. Morrissey got the pitching win with relief from Hunter McClendon in a 10-5 defeat of the Competitive Edge Dodgers 18s, while Lee Gibson had three hits, Nathan Murrell had two hits and three RBIs and Brody Binder and Nick Chambers each scored two runs. The young Cyclones then beat the nation's 21st-ranked 18-under team, the East Cobb Saints, 4-2 with Jake Wyrick pitching a complete game, Gibson rapping two hits and scoring a run, Will Erwin and Winston Whitener recording RBIs and Colby Chattin also scoring. The Cyclones finished with a 7-0 win over the CE Dodgers.
The Chattanooga Cyclones P team went 2-1 at the Clemson Wood Bat Invitational this past weekend and edged the nationally ranked Chet Lemon Juice 18-under team 3-2 behind pitcher Patrick Parris and an RBI and run apiece from Matt Allen and Drew Toth. Bobby Towne pitched a 7-2 win over Team Georgia, when Zach McKelvey and Kenzie Goins each had two hits and three RBIs and James Fowlkes had two hits and two runs. Goins and McKelvey each doubled and scored and Evan Speicher had two hits and a run in an 8-7 loss to the Alabama Seminoles.