Around the Region: Neil Spitalny leads at Tennessee Super Senior Amateur

Around the Region: Neil Spitalny leads at Tennessee Super Senior Amateur

October 5th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Chattanooga surgeon Neil Spitalny has a seven-stroke lead at 138 with one round to go in the state Super Senior Amateur tournament at Chattanooga Golf & Country Club, and another local resident, Larry McGill, is third at 147. Mike Nixon of Nashville is second. Spitalny won the 2015 State Senior Amateur and the 2016 Super Senior and warmed up for this tournament by winning the Chattanooga Senior TPC last weekend. Also in the Super Senior, locals Ronnie Law and Wes Gilliland are eighth and tied for ninth at 156 and 157, and Mike Jenkins and Gary Chazen at 158 and 159 also are in the top 16 making the cut for today. David Apperson of Memphis leads the Tennessee Senior Am at 141, one shot ahead of Jackson's Danny Green. Signal Mountain's Tom Baird is tied for eighth at 148, and Richard Keene is tied for 11th at 150. Mike Bennett and Patten Smith are tied for 15th at 152, and Randy Yoder, Scott Patton and Eddie Wyatt are in the group at 153.

* Freshman Bracton Womack from McMinnville and senior Alexander Riddle from Chattanooga and Notre Dame High School led the Tennessee Tech men's golf team to a sixth-place finish Tuesday in the 13-team Hummingbird Intercollegiate tournament at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley, N.C. Womack tied for 18th individually with a 216 for 54 holes, and Riddle tied for 22nd at 219.


* The Covenant men have four wins this season, and all of them have come via shutout. The latest was a 3-0 USA South victory Wednesday night at LaGrange. The goals were provided by Isaac Johnson (35th minute), Jonathan Barrett (57th) and Jesse Riggs (68th), with Matt Morefield assisting on the first goal and Josh Brower setting up the last two. Jonathan Crossman made three saves for the Scots (4-7-1, 2-3-1), who finished with a 17-6 advantage on shots overall and 11-3 on goal. LaGrange is 2-6-1, 0-3-1.

* Tennessee Wesleyan edged Bryan 2-1 in an Appalachian Athletic Conference women's match Wednesday in Athens, as Siobhan Patterson scored the winning goal with 5:27 left in regulation time. Wesleyan's Emiley Saddler and Bryan's Yarahi Hernandez scored 15 seconds apart in the first half. TWU (5-3-1, 4-1-1) outshot the Lady Lions (6-4, 4-2) 13-7.


* Covenant tallied a kills percentage of .324 as it swept visiting Berea 25-10, 25-16, 25-10 in a USAS match Wednesday night. The Lady Scots (11-7, 6-0) earned their third straight win and eighth in nine matches while dropping Berea to 3-12, 1-4. Covenant's Schuyler Moore finished with 20 assists, four aces, six digs and three kills, while Ginny Moore had seven kills, four aces and 10 digs, Jessica Seehorn had seven kills and four digs, Hannah Harris had six kills, Sophie Puertas had five digs, four assists and three aces, Hannah Stewart had 10 digs and four assists, Alexa Spurling had four kills and four blocks, and Haley Taylor chipped in five kills.

* Freshman Te'a Owens from Ridgeland High School had seven kills in Point University's 3-0 AAC home win Tuesday over Truett McConnell, while freshman libero Hannah Lee from Gordon Lee led Truett McConnell (2-12, 2-7) with 18 digs. Point is 13-5, 8-2.


* Even while playing other sports, in some cases, the Chattanooga area's 11-under Exposure Black travel select team continues to develop this fall with the boost of having won the Youth Baseball Nationals this summer in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and winding up 35-5-1 in its 10-under season. The young champions went 8-0 with a 52-8 run differential in the national event against teams from Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. The players are Jack Barkelou, Zane Restelli and Aiden Swinney of Chattanooga; Jameson Reeves of Ooltewah; Chris Renegar of Hixson; Nolan Bernard of Signal Mountain; Titus Torbett of Charleston; Lucas Turner of Pikeville; Kamdon Reilly, Slade Sims and Jackson Wolfe of Dayton; and J.P. Brannen of Spring City. Russell Torbett is the head coach, assisted by Matt Bernard, John Brannen, Scott Hibberts, Scott Renegar and Adam Sims.