Around the Region: Neil Spitalny faces Mike Poe for Chattanooga TPC senior title

Around the Region: Neil Spitalny faces Mike Poe for Chattanooga TPC senior title

October 1st, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Neil Spitalny and Mike Poe will play each other today for the senior division title in the 2017 Chattanooga TPC at Council Fire Golf Club, and the regular division final will be set after Greg Privette faces Richard Spangler and Joe Markham takes on Jay Potter this morning. Saturday, Potter won 5 and 4 over Tom Schreiner, Markham 1 up over Mikey Feher, Privette 6 and 5 over Josh Baker, Spangler over Cres Dodd, Poe 4 and 3 over Larry McGill and Spitalny 7 and 6 over Ronnie Law.

-Mike Nance of Calhoun wound up tied for 21st at 219 and Randy Bowman of Summerville tied for 58th at 234 as the 2017 Georgia Senior Championship ended Saturday at Idle Hour Club in Macon. Bob Royak of Alpharetta won by five strokes with his 204.


-Lee University was first among 25 teams in the women's race and second out of 22 in the men's in the Royals Cross Country Challenge on Friday in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte school Queens won the men's 8-kilometer event with 37 points to Lee's 59 and was second with 61 to the nationally 15th-ranked Lady Flames' 52 in the 5k. Lee had the second-place men's runner, Christian Noble in 23:50, and the fourth-place female, Emily Bulwaldi in 17:43, along with Audrey Smith, Amy Carpenter and Becca Umbarger 11th through 13th and Charlee Boxall 21st. Lee's Seth Eagleson was eighth with Harold Smith 14th, Caleb Eagleson 15th and Ben Gilman 20th as the Flames set a program record of 24:45 for the team's average 8k time.

-Emily Poole's third-place 5-kilometer time of 17:59.18 led the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women to a fourth-place team finish Saturday in the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic, and the UTC men were third out of 11 Blue teams in the 8k behind South Alabama and Memphis. The Mocs' Ryan Gebelein was 10th, John Payne 15th, Nathan Watson 20th, Mark Britt 21st and Jake Ethridge 24th. Behind Poole for the female Mocs were Nicole Buehrle 12th, Hannah Caldwell 18th, Haley Morris 23rd and Sophia Neglia 25th. Sewanee's Owen Legrone was 12th in the Silver men's race for non-Division I and II teams.


-Megan Shina's two goals gave Brevard a 2-1 women's soccer win Saturday at Covenant, where the Covenant men later lost 2-1 in two overtimes to Pfeiffer. Paige Simons scored for the Lady Scots (5-4) from a double assist by Addy Cronan and Kyra Duble. Jesse Riggs scored for the Scots (3-7-1), and Paul Lemay made nine saves.

-Mary Frank's unassisted goal in the 76th minute gave Sewanee a 2-1 women's SAA win against visiting Oglethorpe. Walker Poe scored from a Kiley Ezzell assist at 4:07, but the Stormy Petrels (3-6, 0-2) equalized at 34:23. Savannah Williams had five saves for the Tigers (4-5-1, 2-0).

-Bryan College swept visiting Bluefield in an AAC doubleheader Saturday, 3-1 in the men's game and 1-0 in the women's. Aaron Attree scored first for the Lions (7-3, 3-1) with an assist from Jonathan Ricketts, and Charlie Clarke made it 3-0 with assists from Brad Spooner and then Ricketts and Jason Ward. Alex Horton made 11 saves. Johanna Rappe scored at 29:14 from a Ruth Rosales assist for the Lady Lions (6-3, 4-1).

-Tennessee Wesleyan's women played to a 1-1 draw before the men won 2-0 in AAC play at Milligan. Rangimarie Wirihana-Tawake scored in the 79th minute for TWU's Lady Bulldogs (4-3-1, 3-1-1), from an Els van Hooijdonk assist, and McKenna Loges made seven saves. George Green and Yuri Parisotto scored for the Bulldogs (7-3, 2-2).

-Dalton State won 2-0 over the Trinity Baptist women 7-0 over the Trinity men. Rosie Lindo and Keyle Snyder scored for the Lady Roadrunners (6-1-1), the latter with an assist from Alyssa Bilbrey. For the Roadrunners (7-1), Jordan Man netted two goals, Santiago Moore had a goal and two assists and Daniel Valenciano had a goal and an assist, and Jose Villalobos, Andres Pena Solano and Ramiro Guerrero also scored.


-Times Free Press sports writer Gene Henley will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday at Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Admission costs $12 with a meal, $4 without. Henley covers UTC athletics for the newspaper.