Steven Fox in mammoth U.S. Am playoff

Steven Fox in mammoth U.S. Am playoff

August 15th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Golfer Steven Fox

Golfer Steven Fox

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Steven Fox from Hendersonville, Tenn., shot a 2-over-par 143 during stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Amateur and will be in a 17-man playoff this morning for the last 14 spots in match play. Fox shot 1 over on Monday at Cherry Hills Course and 1 over again Tuesday at Common Ground Golf Course to tie for 51st place. But 16 other guys also shot 143, and they will begin their playoff at Cherry Hills at 7 a.m. MDT. Middle Tennessee State golfer Brett Patterson of McMinnville shot 5 over on the two courses, and former Baylor golfer Keith Mitchell from Chattanooga shot 8 over to miss match play. Bobby Wyatt of Mobile, Ala., shot a 64 on Monday and was the medalist by two shots with a 36-hole 132. "I didn't hit it great, but it's been a good week," Fox said by phone. "I'm excited to have a chance at match play. If you make the field of 64, then you can win. It's match play. I love match play."

• Brendon Wilson won the 2012 WindStone club championship this past weekend by 10 shots over runner-up Patrick Clossin. Wilson shot consecutive rounds of 2-under-par 70. Chris Baker won a two-hole playoff with David Johnson for the first flight title after each shot 159, and Gary Meadows won the second flight, also from the blue tees, with a 169. Mike Smith won the third flight with a 160 and Tim Gertz won the fourth from the white tees. Richard Cummins won the senior division with a 4-under 140, and Alyssa Brown won the ladies' championship by 21 strokes with a 151 (71-80).

• Doug Stein won Lookout Mountain Golf Club's senior club championship with 75 points in the Stableford scoring system, 10 ahead of Jimmy Chapin and Robby Jones. John Dever won the super-senior division with 56 points, and Lewis Ray won the Gold Tee flight with 55.

Auto Racing

• Cleveland Speedway is hosting the 22nd Jean Johnson Memorial Race this Saturday night as part of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series season schedule. Johnson was the wife of a longtime Cleveland Speedway owner and mother of two-time dirt track world champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga. This will be the third of five SAS visits to the Cleveland track in 2012, and the defending race winner is Chris Madden of Gaffney, S.C., who won the Southern Nationals race at Cleveland on July 26. Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., and Skip Arp of Georgetown won the April 7 and May 12 SAS races at the track. The winner Saturday will receive $3,500, and the evening also will include Limited Late Model/Crate, A-Hobby, B-Hobby, Pony, Cruiser and FWD class racing.


• The Premier Soccer Academy Temperley under-17 boys' team from Chattanooga finished second in the Liberty Cup Silver division this past weekend -- the first tournament of the new club season. PSA Temperley tied CFC Red Star Gold 1-1 and edged the Ambassadors 96 boys 1-0 before winning 1-0 again against the 96 Lobos Rush Black. The head-to-head win against the Ambassadors was the bracket tiebeaker for coach Pedro Kozak's PSA team, which lost 1-0 to the MidSouth FC 96 Blue from Memphis in the championship game. "They played well and hard with a few players missing in the final due to injuries," Kozak praised. Temperley players were Tyler Adkins, Sandi Beganovic, Emerson Brock, Markos Howard, Joseph Koenig, Jody Lautigar, Jonathan Mackay, William May, James McGirl, Jonathan Ricketts, Stephen Ricketts, Tyler Robertson, Robert Schorr, Jacob Stoker, Christopher Thurman and Austin Zinkann. Charlie Mackay is the assistant coach.


• Howard High School will be hosting the Old School Roundball Classic this Saturday in Henry Bowles Gymnasium with former Kirkman Tech basketball players facing City High alumni at 5:30 p.m., followed by players from the classic Howard-Riverside rivalry and then younger former Howard players against Brainerd players of recent years. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for children, with proceeds going to the Howard band and to the family of Keoshia Ford, the 13-year-old girl who has been in a coma since being shot as the unintended target of a gang shooting in March.


• The Hamilton County Middle School Football Jamboree is set for Saturday at Central High School, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will include all county middle schools, and admission costs $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for senior citizens. Anyone interested in a complete game schedule can contact Brown coach Gary Bloodsaw.