Area sports notes: UTC's Esme Hamilton leads golf tournament after record round

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore golfer Esme Hamilton shot a program-record 65 for a two-stroke first-round lead Friday in the Princess Anne Invitational tournament in Virginia Beach, and the Mocs were third as a team at par 280. Virginia Tech led the 15-team field with a 276, and LSU shot 279. Hamilton's 5-under score included an eagle, four birdies and one bogey. Also for UTC, Maddy McDanel was tied for 12th at 70 and Rheagan Hall and Kirsty Beckwith shot 72 and 73.

* Dalton residents Vance Embry and David Noll Jr. each won twice Friday and will play Saturday morning in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Atlanta Amateur Match Play Championship at Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek, Georgia. Both face Johns Creek players. Embry, the qualifying medalist and No.