Area sports notes: Rain affects Chattanooga Men's Metro golf tournament

Area sports notes: Rain affects Chattanooga Men's Metro golf tournament

July 13th, 2019 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

The regular division second round in the 2019 Chattanooga Men's Metro golf tournament was suspended due to bad weather Saturday at The Course at McLemore with 21 of Friday's top 22 unfinished, but the senior and super senior divisions completed the round with Bob Rice and Neil Spitalny keeping their respective leads. Spitalny shot a 70 for a 146 and increased his super senior margin to seven over second-place Ronnie Law. In seniors, Rice was at 145 with David Walker at 146 and Scott Patton and Tom Baird at 152. Trent Mansfield led the 17 who finished round two in the regular division with a 73 for 152.

» After a tough day three for everybody Saturday in the 98th Georgia Amateur Championship at Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek in Roswell, two-time champion David Noll Jr. of Dalton was tied for 23rd at 221, Lee University player Scott Odell shared 28th at 222 and Beck Burnette of Blairsville was 30th at 223. Marietta's Jonathan Keppler led by two at 208 despite a 74.


» The 1979 Tennessee Temple basketball team is holding a three-day reunion at the home of former coach DeWayne "Lefty" Glascock and his wife Teresa. The event concludes Sunday. The '79 Crusaders, coached by the late Ron Bishop and Glascock, won the first of seven National Christian College Athletic Association titles. That team starred NCCAA All-Americans Steve Dillon,┬áJames Ransburg and Danny Smith. Now a Chattanooga physician, Smith attended the reunion with 17 other players from various Temple teams and several former cheerleaders at the now-defunct school. Among the players attending, in addition to Smith, were Chattanoogans Brad Erwin and Jim Shoemate and former Georgians David Montgomery and Benny Polk as well as University of Kentucky administrator Victor Hazard, Temple's first ethnic minority player. Other alumni players present were Jim Hubbard, Paul Miller, Tony Phelps and Mark Trammell. Montgomery also was a star baseball player, and his son Mike pitches for the Chicago Cubs.


» Monday night is the deadline for entering the tennis City Championship at Manker Patten, and officials want more participants. The tournament is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday. If they have enough entries, the open divisions will have prize money for singles semifinalists and doubles finalists. There also are 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 men's and women's doubles divisions and 7.5 and lower mixed doubles. Register on the USTA "tennis link" website at tournament ID 700062219.