Around the Region: UTC golfers 10th of 12 teams at Shoal Creek

Around the Region: UTC golfers 10th of 12 teams at Shoal Creek

September 26th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team is 10th at 586 going into the final round today in the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate tournament at Birmingham. Wake Forest leads the 12-team field with a 567 for Monday's 36 holes, four strokes ahead of second-place Notre Dame. UTC was fifth at 289 after the first round and remained only 10 shots out of fifth — and four behind ninth-place Memphis. The Mocs' Luke Long is tied for 23rd individually after two 73s, while Lake Johnson is tied for 31st at 147 (72-75) and Phillip Hickam and Will Porter share 37th at 148. Etienne Brault is at 150. He and Porter each shot 72 in round one. UAB's William Walker III opened with a 64 and leads by two shots at 135.


* UTC freshman Megan Kaufman was selected the Southern Conference volleyball defensive player of the week for her 65 digs in two league matches this past weekend. She also was 39-of-39 in service receptions in the eight sets. This is her second time to be honored this season. Kaufman, who had 42 digs in Friday's 3-2 loss, is third in NCAA Division I with 355 digs, fourth with 6.23 per set.

* Covenant College senior outside hitter Ginny Moore was chosen USA South volleyball player of the week for her part in the team's 3-0 start to conference play. She had 19 kills and 26 digs against Maryville, 14 kills and 19 digs against LaGrange and 20 kills, 26 digs and five aces against Piedmont. She averaged 4.42 kills and 5.92 digs per set.

* In Bryan College's 3-0 volleyball win Saturday against Columbia (S.C.), Mariah Dunlop had 10 kills, Veronica Salas 19 assists and four aces, Anna Owens seven kills, Sidney Pierce 11 assists, Kristen Parrish 11 digs and Rheagan Kean 10 digs. That made the Lions 4-12, 3-3 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

* Cleveland State's first-year volleyball team coached by Randy Evans is 9-3 after Saturday's 3-2 win at four-year Welch College in Nashville. The set scores were 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-6.


* Sewanee junior Michael Jacobs is the Southern Athletic Association football special teams player of the week after kicking 37- and 41-yard field goals and an extra point in the Tigers' 17-13 loss at Millsaps. He is 7-for-9 on field-goal tries this season. Sewanee (2-2, 1-1) hosts Hendrix at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday as part of Hall of Fame weekend, when Kim Fauls (basketball), Mike Lumpkin (football), Doug Paschall (football), Jim Startz (basketball) and Katie Teague (field hockey) will be inducted along with the 2007 women's tennis team in a banquet Friday at 6 p.m. CDT at the Sewanee Inn and honored again at halftime Saturday. The new hall of famers will be available to the public also at a special "Coffee With the Coach" at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Blue Chair Tavern in downtown Sewanee. The members of the 23-2 tennis team, coached by Conchie Shackelford, were Gabriela Carvalho, Jordan Casey, Laura Fanjoy, Shannon Logsdon, Lauren Robbins, Abby Rudd, Mary Katherine Stone, Landon Viney, Lauren Willett and Molly Willett. Banquet tickets cost $45 and can be purchased at For more information contact Susan Askew at or 931-598-1710.


* Brian Holcomb of Madisonville, Tenn., won the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division tournament Sunday on Watts Bar Lake with a two-day total of 22 pounds, 1 ounce. He netted $6,804. Kevin Edwards of Knoxville was second with 19-15, good for $2,302. Jessie Hall of Sweetwater was 12th with 13-13.


* After scoring nine goals in the previous four games, Makena Giles had an assist for Johanna Rappe and another goal in Bryan's 3-2 AAC overtime soccer loss Saturday against Columbia (S.C.). The unassisted goal by Giles, a freshman from Athens, Tenn., gave the Lady Lions a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute. They host Union (Ky.) in an AAC doubleheader with the Bryan men today, beginning at 4:30 p.m.