Megan Woods of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga won the Southern Conference women's golf tournament medal Monday at Savannah Quarters Country Club in a five-hole playoff, while her team finished second at 889 to nationally 22nd-ranked Furman's 875. Officials decided to get the final two rounds in Monday ahead of bad weather expected today for Pooler, Ga. Woods closed with a 72 and tied Furman's Alice Chen at 218 for 54 holes, while two other Furman players shared third at 219 and UTC's Emily McLennan tied another Paladin and a golfer from third-place East Tennessee State for fifth at 221. UTC's Cristina Perez tied for 10th at 225, Monica San Juan was 19th at 234 and Isabella Loza tied for 27th at 241.

* Led by individual leader and 2015 medalist Caroline Griffin with a 1-under-par 71 Monday, the defending champion Dalton State women's golf team is second after the first round of the Southern States Athletic Conference women's golf tournament at 306, six shots behind William Carey. Also for DSC, ranked No. 3 in the NAIA, Julia McQuilken and Katie Dalton are tied for eighth individually at 77 and Rachel Rebne is tied for 21st at 81. Play ends today at Montgomery (Ala.) Country Club.


* Covenant College sophomore Shannon Schmitt was chosen the USA South softball player of the week for games of April 4-10, during which she went 10-for-16 (.625) with a 1.000 slugging percentage. She had a home run, three doubles, seven RBIs and four runs scored as the Lady Scots went 3-3. Schmitt is batting .412 with 25 RBIs for the season.



* Sewanee's Robbie Berndt was the Southern Athletic Association men's lacrosse offensive player of the week after scoring nine goals and collecting nine groundballs in two matches. He had five goals against Hendrix and four goals and an assist against Rhodes as the Tigers completed an undefeated SAA regular season for the second year in a row.

* Parker Thomas, the reigning AAC offensive player of the week, had seven goals and seven assists as Tennessee Wesleyan completed its men's lacrosse regular season Monday with a 22-5 AAC defeat of Montreat. Dalton O'Connell had five goals and three assists, Kaldon Newberry scored three goals, Jacob Brown had 10 groundballs and Oscar Cifeuntes added seven saves to his school career record, now at 343. Wesleyan (6-7, 4-2) is hosting the AAC tournament as the third seed Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs will face No. 2 seed Reinhardt at noon Friday; top seed St. Andrews will play Cumberlands at 3 p.m.


* Sinead O'Bryant from White County High School in Cleveland, Ga., has signed to run cross country for Dalton State College. She is the daughter of Tom O'Bryant, a former Tyner and UTC star runner who now is the director of community and economic development for White County, and Emily O'Bryant, like Tom an All-Southern Conference runner. Sinead is a four-time all-region runner who has run a cross country 5k time of 20 minutes, 4 seconds and track times of 5:45 for the mile and 12:09 for the 2-mile. She also is the valedictorian for the class of 2016. "Sinead is an unbelievable signing for Dalton State," DSC co-coach Andy Meyer said.


* Covenant's Matt Reitz was named the USA South baseball rookie of the pitcher of the week for the second time this season after his seven strong innings in a 5-2 league win over Piedmont. He retired 18 of 19 batters in one stretch and allowed only three hits, with six strikeouts.


* Baylor School alumnus Ben Pettway from Lookout Mountain, Ga., was on the Wheaton College football team that won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin last season with an 11-1 record, and he has been named to the CCIW academic all-conference team for the fall semester. The Wheaton Thunder reached the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.