Covenant Leads Piedmont Fall Golf Invitational

Monday, September 09, 2013

Led by sophomore James Van Nice's low first round score of 76, the Covenant men's golf team has taken the clubhouse lead at the Piedmont Fall Invitational at The Orchard Golf Club in Clarkesville, Ga.

As a team, Covenant posted a 319 which is one stroke better than second place Piedmont and three strokes ahead of third place Bob Jones.

Battling a tough course on Monday, Van Nice managed to post the 76 which has him tied for first individually with five other golfers. The sophomore made clutch par putts on both his 17th and 18th holes of the day to stake a claim to the individual lead. 

Scott McKnight shot a 79 as he birdied his 18th hole to rebound from a tough front nine. Freshman Alan Craig carded an 81 in his debut event as a collegiate golfer, while senior Nick Blauw had an 83.

Playing as an individual, freshman Nate Haney also posted an 83. Cameron Lewis rounded out the Covenant golfers with an 84.

Piedmont's William Jarrard and Andrew Long along with Bob Jones' Zeier Fleming and Truett-McConnell's Jordan Krippner and Drew Schmidt all posted 76s on day one to tie for the lead.

The second and final round of the Invitational begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.


Dalton State Blue Team Defeats Silver In Wednesday's Game

The Dalton State Blue team defeated the Silver Wednesday night 58-44, but the game was fun all involved. The second annual scrimmage gave fans a chance to see the 2014-2015 Roadrunners. But, for the record, the Blue’s Preston Earle, the senior from Charlotte, NC, had a game high 23 points. A couple of newcomers also scored in double digits. Isaiah Massey, a 6-8 senior from ... (click for more)

Lee Golfers Third At NCCAA National Championship

The Lee women's golf team came up a few shots short in their attempt to repeat as champions as they settled for a third place finish at the 2014 NCCAA National Championship after the conclusion of play   on Wednesday   at the Hombre Golf Club . The Lady Flames rallied back from a disappointing 323 in round two to post a 314 in the third and final round. Gulf ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex Fetches $15 Million

Walnut Commons, the first downtown apartment complex built in many years, sold for $15 million, one of the developers said. John Clark said the initial estimate on the project was $11 million and it wound up costing around $12 million to build. "We're very pleased with the sale," he said. Mr. Clark, along with partners David Hudson and Bob McKenzie, are selling their stock ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Principal Ronald Hughes Named Tennessee's 2014-15 Principal Of The Year

A Hamilton County elementary school principal and an Anderson County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education. Ronald Hughes, principal of Apison Elementary School in Chattanooga, was named Tennessee’s 2014-15 Principal of the Year. He has served as principal at Apison Elementary for the past six years, and spent three decades working in Tennessee ... (click for more)

Congratulations To Ron Hughes

Hearty congratulations to Ron Hughes for being selected as Tennessee State Elementary Principal of the Year for 2014. Wherever Ron has been assigned as principal, he has exhibited strong leadership both academically and morally. His faith in God and his love for the students of Hamilton County have guided his actions and everyone that has benefited from the excellent education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Brittany’s Days Dwindle

So here we are, facing what is known as “Devil’s Night” before Halloween comes, and the almost macabre news now comes that Brittany Maynard, the beautiful girl who has chosen to end her life as soon as Saturday, is struggling to meet her own deadline. She has inoperable brain cancer and, at best, only months to live. The 29-year-old, who was married shortly before her devastating ... (click for more)