Lee Golfers Tied For First At San Antonio Shootout

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

With seniors Matt Emery and Hunter Vest leading the way, the Lee men’s golf team will be deadlocked with St. Edward’s (Texas) heading into the final 18 of the 54-hole San Antonio Shootout on Tuesday.

The Flames were burning hot in the opening 18 on Monday, scorching the TPC San Antonio course with an even-par round of 288. However, the winds picked up on the TPC San Antonio Canyons course during the afternoon 18 and so did the scoring totals.

Lee posted a 312, but that was good enough to remain in a two-way tie with St. Edwards at 600.

"I thought we came out of the gates really well this morning, and thank goodness we did,” said coach John Maupin. “The wind really picked up in the afternoon and we just didn't handle it as well as I know we can. We had too many big numbers in that second round.”

Emery had the lead after firing a 3-under 69 in the opening round. He slipped to a 77 during the afternoon and settled for a tie for second with three other golfers and finds himself 3 strokes behind the tourney leader, Mike Hearne (143) of Southern Nazarene.

Vest opened with a 70, but battled to fire a 77 in round 2 and his 147 earned a tie for fifth with two others. Next came sophomore Taylor Davis. After a 75 in the morning round, he dropped only two strokes in the afternoon and a 153. He is knotted with seven others for the 25th position.

Newcomer Shea Sylvester is tied for 32nd and tallied the next score after rounds of 74-81 – 155. Sophomore Peyton started the day with a 77 and finished with a 79 – 156. He is tied with six others in a field that is very tight going into the final 18.

 “We are in a good position for tomorrow and that's what you want,” commented Maupin. “I think we can come out and build more on that first round. Tomorrow will be a great opportunity to go head-to-head with some high caliber teams. We are looking forward to it."


No.13 UTC Prepares for No.9 Jax State

“The Jacksonville State defensive front four is as good or better than Central Michigan’s.”   -- UTC offensive coordinator Jeff Durden. It’s “Whiteout Saturday” at Finley Stadium as Chattanooga hosts its oldest rival in Jacksonville (Ala.) State in a battle of two top 15 nationally ranked FCS teams. Both teams – No.9 Jax ... (click for more)

UTC is No.13 in This Week's Football Poll

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team moved up a spot in the national polls, despite dropping a tough 20-16 battle at Central Michigan last week.  The Mocs are No. 13 in the Sports Network Top-25 and No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll this week.  The No. 13 national mark ties the highest ranking for UTC in the Russ Huesman era (since ... (click for more)

Greg Beck Asking County Commission Chairmanship; Others Seeking Post Behind The Scenes

Long time County Commissioner Greg Beck is seeking the chairmanship of the Hamilton County Commission, he said. Several other commissioners are working behind the scenes to try to get the top commission post. The job opened up after the unexpected defeat of Commission Chairman Fred Skillern in the August primary election. Larry Henry, who has held the chairmanship several ... (click for more)

1 Dies, 4 Injured In 2-Vehicle Crash At Soddy Daisy

One person has died in a wreck Sunday at Soddy Daisy in which four other people were injured. The wreck happened at 12:35 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north struck another vehicle that was pulling onto the highway. A small red truck was badly damaged in the crash. It happened at 12130 Dayton Pike near Tavern Sports Bar and Grille. One person was airlifted, while the ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)