Area Sports Notes: Andy Morgan finishes fifth in FLW bass tournament

Area Sports Notes: Andy Morgan finishes fifth in FLW bass tournament

April 16th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Sports - Outdoors

Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., finished fifth Sunday in the FLW Tour bass tournament on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and won $19,000. Morgan's daily limit of five fish weighed in at 14 pounds, 3 ounces for a four-day total of 65-4, five ounces behind fourth-place Greg Bohannan of Bentonville, Ark. Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., won $125,000 for his winning 70-2 total after Sunday's haul of 18-10.

Golf

» The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga opened play Sunday in the Southern Conference women's golf tournament on Hilton Head Island, S.C., with a 308 and was third in the nine-team field with 36 holes to go. Furman, which is ranked eighth nationally and has won the past three SoCon titles — with UTC the runner-up each time — leads after shooting a 13-over-par 301 in windy conditions on the par-72, 6,105-yard South Course at Moss Creek Golf Club, the site where UTC won consecutive titles from 2010 to '14. Mercer (307) was in second, with UTC 11 strokes ahead of fourth-place Samford. Four of five Mocs competing were in the top 10, with sophomore Holly Morgan (76) fifth, Monica San Juan and Megan Woods among those in sixth at 77 and Cristina Perez (78) tied for 10th. Mercer's Payton Schanen set the pace with a 73.

» The UTC men play their last regular-season tournament today and Tuesday in West Point, Miss., as one of 15 teams in the Old Waverly Collegiate. The SoCon men's tourney is April 22-24 in Pinehurst, N.C.

Softball

' The remainder of UTC's SoCon series with Furman at Frost Stadium was cancelled due to inclement weather Sunday and will not be made up. The teams were scheduled to resume a game suspended Saturday in the third inning and play a full game to complete the series.

» Lee University lost 7-2 and 4-3 in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader Sunday at Delta State. Lee's Taylor Moran went 1-for-2 with two walks in the first game, and she was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI in the second game, when Claudia Jones brought her in with a two-run homer that made it 3-2 in the eighth inning. Delta State (25-18, 16-11) scored twice in the seventh to top the Lady Flames (22-26, 10-17).

» Sewanee lost 12-1 and 16-5, with both games shortened to five innings by the mercy rule, in Southern Athletic Association play Sunday at Birmingham-Southern. Charlsey Shirey went 3-for-3 and Rachel Hoffman and Jackie O'Reilly had two RBIs apiece for Sewanee (4-30, 1-17) in the second game against Birmingham-Southern (26-13, 13-5).

Baseball

' Lee won 13-10 and lost 11-5 in a GSC doubleheader at Delta State. Ryan Beamish, Jordan Howard, Spencer Mossburg and Miguel Pimentel had three hits apiece for the Flames (23-19, 14-9) in their victory, with Beamish, Howard and Peyton Meeker homering and Howard driving in four runs as he finished a triple shy of the cycle. Mossburg was 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run in the loss to Delta State (30-7, 18-4).

Tennis

» Sewanee's nationally 11th-ranked women and 20th-ranked men secured their sixth consecutive SAA regular-season tennis championships with wins Saturday at Berry. The female Tigers won 9-0, the Sewanee men 8-1. Each went 6-0 in league play.

Lacrosse

» Sewanee lost 14-12 to visiting Berry (12-3, 5-1) in SAA men's lacrosse Saturday. Will Pratt had five goals and an assist, and Hayden Hunt had three assists with two goals in defeat for the Tigers (8-6, 4-2). Jake Vaughn and Thomas Lynde each scored two goals.

Track & Field

» Covenant junior Lilly Smith won the 1500- and 3000-meter races in program-record times and joined Hannah Hennigh, Virginia Kay Roberts and Abigail Wallace for another Lady Scots record in a third-place 4x400-relay finish Friday at Sewanee's Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational. In other individual top-fives for Covenant, Michelann Settle was third in the 3000 steeplechase, William Bryan was third in the men's 400, Leif Le Mahieu was fourth in the 800, Ari Zorns was fifth in the 100 and Caleb Aikens was fifth in the 3000. Sewanee's Karagan Day won the women's javelin throw, and Meredith Stuber was second in the long jump and fifth in the 100. The Tigers' Kelsie Schiavone, Elizabeth Shackelford, Clay McKnight and Stuber were second in the 4x400 with Haven Watson, Schackelford, Schiavone and Stuber third in the 4x100. Ash Midyett was fourth in the men's 400, and Tricia Murphy was fifth in the women's 800.