Around the Region: Dalton State golf teams win tournaments

Around the Region: Dalton State golf teams win tournaments

September 27th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

The Dalton State golf teams both won tournaments Tuesday, and they did it in two different ways. The Lady Roadrunners, ranked fourth in the NAIA, led the Carey Collegiate Fall Classic in Hattiesburg, Miss., after Monday's round and stretched their margin over second-place host William Carey on Tuesday, when the second-ranked Dalton men set a school 18-hole record in rallying to tie Coastal Georgia for the Thomas University Fall Invitational championship in Valdosta, Ga. Dalton State's women won their 10-team event with a 589, seven ahead of Carey and 35 ahead of third-place Lindsey Wilson. Isabel Rijos closed with a 3-under-par 69 at Canebrake Country Club and was second individually at 141, while Heather Nall shot a program-record 68 and was third at 143 with Tia Teiniketo tied for fifth at 145, Caroline Griffin seventh at 149 and Hannah Gasaway tied for eighth at 152. At Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, the Roadrunners shot 13-under 275 with S.M. Lee firing a 65 and Chase Cole adding a 69. That locked them with Coastal Georgia at 564 at the top of the 14-team field, as Lee tied for second individually at 137, Cole finished sixth at 141 and Sport Allmond and Dylan Mostert shared seventh at 143.

* The Lee University men's golf team, ranked 15th in NCAA Division II, tied for fourth Tuesday in the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga., with a final-round 282 led by Corey Sheppard's 2-under 69. The Flames' 54-hole total was 861; host Columbus State won by 10 strokes at 235. Sheppard tied for 14th individually at 213, one shot ahead of Matt Johnson and two ahead of Scott Odell, while Davis Kirk finished at 222.

* The Sewanee men's golfers finished sixth out of 18 teams at 888 and the Tigers' Tommy Oliver was fifth and all-tournament with his 54-hole 217 in the Tournament Town Preview that ended Monday in Greensboro, N.C. He made 10 birdies in three rounds. Teammate Basil Boyd had a first-round 71 and wound up tied for 10th at 220, and Nic Vandeventer and Nick Powell each shot 226. Sewanee, ranked 25th in NCAA Division III, was one stroke behind third-ranked Methodist. Texas at Tyler won at 875.


* Lee University beat visiting Auburn-Montgomery 3-1 in volleyball Tuesday, by the set scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 25-12. Silvia Sartori had 17 kills and four aces and Bailey Kress, Alex Reuter and Brooke Wilsman added 10, nine and eight kills for the Lady Flames (8-3), who got 27 and 25 assists from Sadie Johnson and Kristi Farley and 23 digs from MaKayla Beebe in Andrea Hudson's 799th win in her 27th year as the program's head coach.

* Sewanee lost 3-2 (26-24, 16-25, 13-25, 26-24, 19-17) in a thrilling Southern Athletic Association volleyball match Tuesday at Centre. Destiny Stewart had 24 kills and nine digs and Constance Connolly had 27 assists, 12 digs and three aces for Sewanee (7-7, 1-4), which got 14 digs from Olivia Nichols, 12 digs from Peyton Parent and 11 assists from Anna Wilson.

* Bryan College lost 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-16) at Appalachian Athletic Conference North leader Union (Ky.), and Tennessee Wesleyan fell 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-23) at home to Montreat. Sydney Ritten led TWU in kills with seven; Gabi Catt had 11 assists.


* The Bryan soccer teams each won 3-0 over visiting Union (Ky.) in their AAC doubleheader Tuesday. Claudie Eckstein, Mya Patel and Johanna Rappe scored for the Lady Lions (5-3, 3-1), and Ruth Rosales, Xena Jesurum, Makena Giles and Mary Mai Berchtold had assists. All three goals for the Bryan men (6-4, 2-1) were double-assisted, and Jonathan Ricketts, Charlie Clarke and Brad Spooner each had a goal and an assist while Arthur Dombrowski was credited with two assists.

* Elizabeth McKnight's goal from a Walker Poe assist 26:21 into the game held up for a 1-0 Sewanee women's soccer home win over Berry in their rescheduled SAA match Tuesday night. Savannah Williams made four saves in the shutout for the Tigers (4-5-1, 2-0).