UTC Mocs golfers share fourth after setting record

UTC Mocs golfers share fourth after setting record

October 15th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

With 67s from Liam Johnston, Ewan Scott and Wes Gosselin, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team set a tournament record with a 15-under-par 273 in the second round Monday at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. The Mocs shot a 293 in the first round, so they are in fourth place at 566 in the 14-team field, close behind South Alabama (563), South Florida (564) and Georgia State (565). Virginia Commonwealth and Mississippi are tied for fifth at 572. Monday's second round was the best round by a Mocs team since April 4, 2009. "Wow!" UTC coach Mark Guhne said in a school release. "I'd like to say I saw this coming, but I'm not sure you can say that about a 273. It was a great comeback after a slow start in the morning. ... It was a special round, but the tournament's not over. We need to come back in the morning and finish what we've started." Johnston is tied for second individually at 138, one shot behind USF's Chase Koepka. Scott is tied for sixth at 140, while Gosselin shares 18th at 143 and Davis Bunn is tied for 35th at 146.


• Danny Bridges and Eugene Emuze scored two goals apiece as the Tennessee Temple University men's soccer team beat Crown College 7-0 on Monday in Powell, Tenn. Javier Rico, Seunfunmi Ogunbunmi and Warren Moody also scored for Temple (3-12), and Josue Fernandez got the shutout in goal.

• Covenant College junior forward Snoopy Davidson is the USA South men's soccer offensive payer of the week after totaling five goals and three assists in two wins and a tie for the Scots last week. He had both goals in a 2-0 win at Emory & Henry, the tying score against Methodist and two goals and three assists in a 5-1 defeat of North Carolina Wesleyan.


• UTC sophomore tennis player Kayla Jones won the Flight 1 singles title at the Georgia State Southern Shootout this past weekend and is 6-0 for the fall season. She beat Louisiana-Monroe's Sophie Rufyikiri 6-3, 6-1 in her final match. The Lady Mocs' Katie Polk in Flight 4 and Jovana Pecovsek in Flight 6 also won their last-day matches Sunday, while Kaylene Chadwell in Flight 2, Alexa Flynn in Flight 3 and Alison Storie in Flight 5 lost to ULM players.


• Chad Wood of Resaca, Ga., and Jeff Knight of Cleveland, Tenn., finished seventh and 10th in the Walmart Bass Fishing League regional tournament this past weekend on Lake Hartwell, but only the top six qualified for the 2014 BFL All-American. David Nichol of Gainesville, Ga., was the big winner with 47 pounds, 2 ounces in the three-day event comprised of the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Choo Choo, Music City, North Carolina and Savannah River divisions. Wood totaled 33-14 and Knight totaled 32-9, and Craig Sisson of Resaca was 13th with 22-10 for two days. Brian Helderman of Fyffe, Ala., was seventh among the co-anglers with 19-8, and Soddy-Daisy's Cody Frazier and Tullahoma's Cliff Broadrick were 12th and 13th. Hixson's David Freeman was 27th.

Auto Racing

• Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga., held off Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., to win the 60-lap National Title Pawn "1-

Big Crate Showdown" and $5,000 late Saturday night at North Georgia Speedway. Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland finished third with Chattanooga's Tod Hernandez fourth and Walker Arthur of Forest, Va., fifth. Tanner Works and Kenny Kizzar were sixth and seventh.


• The McCallie School cross country team finished fifth Saturday at the Florida State University high school invitational meet in Tallahassee, with more than 100 schools and 1,500 runners. McCallie's Derek Barnes set a school record in finishing 12th in 15 minutes, 30 seconds for 5 kilometers, and Ramsay Ritchie had the next best time in program history, 15:39, in taking 18th. Dylan Carmack, Matthew Jones and Will Moore finished in 16:24, 16:25 and 16:35. Coach Mike Wood's Blue Tornado were ranked third nationally for schools with enrollments under 1,000, and one of the teams they beat was No. 2.