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The 18th hole at The Course at McLemore is seen from a helicopter above Lookout Mountain in June 2019. The 18th hole sits on a perched terrace overlooking the valley below. / Staff photo by Erin O. Smith

The American Society of Golf Course Architects recently included The Course at McLemore on Lookout Mountain in a special, exclusive honor. The extensively renovated layout in Rising Fawn, Georgia, was one of six projects in North America listed as 2019 Design Excellence Recognition Program honorees. The others are the Bay Hill short-game area in Orlando, Florida, The Dunes putting course at Diamante in Mexico, Maple Lane Golf Club in Michigan, TPC Colorado and the University Club of Milwaukee (Minnesota, not Wisconsin). The list lauds ASGCA-member architects for innovation and problem solving in dealing with unique design challenges, according to the announcement release. "It is an honor for our team and course to receive this recognition from the ASGCA," Scenic Land Company president and CEO Duane Horton said in the release. "We were very fortunate to work with two world-class architects, Bill Bergin and Rees Jones, on the course redesign over the past few years. If not for the collaboration of Bill and Rees along with their amazing vision, passion and execution in creating our cliff-edge finishing hole, this recognition would not be possible." Jones has called the new 18th "one of the best finishing holes in golf."

Basketball

* Haley Schubert scored 18 points and added three steals as the Lee University women's basketball team set a program record with a 54-36 Gulf South Conference victory Sunday at West Florida. That was the 11th consecutive win for the Lady Flames (11-0, 3-0), breaking a tie at 10 in a row with the 1998-99 team for the program's longest streak. Lee's men won for the fifth straight time, 75-63, after scoring the first 14 points. Abby Bertram had 11 points and four assists, Taylor Boggess 10 points and Nicky Widenski eight rebounds for the Lady Flames. Quay Kennedy made six of eight 3-point shots and scored 25 points for the Flames (7-3, 2-1), while Ryan Montgomery — who had been averaging almost that many — returned after missing three games with a hand injury and scored nine, surpassing 1,000 for his Lee career. Kentrell Evans had 16 points and five assists, and Josh Lowe had 14 points and eight rebounds.

* The Chattanooga State men lost 101-78 Sunday against Cape Fear at the Brunswick Holiday Classic in Bolivia, North Carolina, and are 6-7. Richard Nunez scored 13 points for the Tigers against the Sea Devils (9-5), and Lorenzo Ferrell and Zyrice Scott had 11 each. The previous two days, Taye Calloway scored 13 and Ferrell and Scott had 11 apiece against Brunswick, and Malcolm Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds against Caldwell Tech, when Ferrell scored 13 and Keigan Kerby had 12 points and eight rebounds.

* Dalton State will take a 10-1 record into Christmas break after Saturday's 87-62 home win over Carver. Kevon Tucker had 20 points and three steals, and Randy Bell and Aaron Burress contributed 19 and 18 points and nine and eight rebounds for the Roadrunners, who are ranked 19th in NAIA Division I. Their next game is Dec. 29 at home against Life University. Timothy Green also grabbed eight rebounds, and Sean Cranney had seven assists.

* The Cleveland State men are 5-7 after losing 70-59 Saturday at Gadsden State.

General

* Seventeen current or former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletes received degrees Saturday in a ceremony at McKenzie Arena, including five with honors: all-conference players Marshall Cooper (football), Monica San Juan (golf), Lakelyn Bouldin (basketball) and Dani Szczepanski (volleyball), plus Katie Corum (softball). Former golfer Isabell Loza and former volleyball players Julimar Alvarado and Eden Murray earned master's degrees. The others with bachelor's degrees were Dominic Caldwell, Chris James, Telvin Jones, Harrison Moon, Alex Trotter, Cameron Turner and Malcolm White from football, Amanda Beltran from softball, Pablo Llebeili from tennis and Sarah Root from volleybball.

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at rbush@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6291.

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