Lee Golfers Win TSYS Collegiate Classic

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
With senior Courtney Shelton leading the way, the Lee women's golf team zipped by Lander University (S.C.) in the final round of the 54-hole TSYS Collegiate Classic on Tuesday and claimed top honors on the 5821-yard, par 72 Country Club of Columbus course.

Shelton carded a 2-over 74 in the final round and finished with a 223, four strokes better than Elizabeth Swallow (227).
Swallow had a 71 for the best round on the final day. Lee's Bernadette Little placed third (228). On TuesdayLittle matched Shelton with a 74. Mariana Martins of Lander was fourth (229) and Elaine Wood rounded out the top five with a 234.

It marked the third medalist crown of the year for Shelton, who has now won 10 times during her Lee career. "Both Courtney and Bernadette played well today," commented coach John Maupin. "Our entire team played better. Cori (Burns) and Madison (Alexander) came back strong after yesterday's final round."

Burns had a 77 on Tuesday. The 54-hole total of 240 put her in a tie for 10th. Alexander came in with a 79. Her 243 was good enough for the No. 14 spot. Callie Kitchens rounded out the scoring with an 84 and a 255 tally.

As a team the Lady Flames turned in a 934. Lander followed at 939. Montevallo (Ala.) was third (950. West Alabama placed fourth (996) and host Columbus State rounded out the top five (1005).

"We beat a Lander team that is ranked in the top 25 by NCAA Division II," noted Maupin. "In fact, the entire field was solid. I believe they all had at least a top 50 ranking.

The Lady Flames will continue to work on their games and return to action onMarch 23-24 when they take part in the Wingate Pinehurst Classic.

Strong Sauce: The Personal Paroxysm Of Pro Wrestling- A Column For Dad

“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice  Scoff…if you must. Tip your nose to the sky, if you are inclined. Close your eyes to the humanity lay bare…but evil and good do exist, and there was no greater stage for the personal ... (click for more)

Fury 2015 Baseball Tryouts Set For Aug. 16

Fury 2015 Baseball teams (ages 13-17) will be having tryouts Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. at the McCallie School.  For more information, contact Tim Dean at  706 639-3077  or deanangus@juno.com . (click for more)

House Approves Expansion Of Chattanooga Veterans Affairs Clinic

The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to authorize funding for a new lease and expanded Veterans Affairs clinic in Chattanooga. This veterans’ package has been approved by the House and Senate Conference Committee.  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said, “I am proud to announce the legislation passed this afternoon will fund a new lease for a multi-specialty ... (click for more)

KFC Manager Arrested After Staging Fake Robbery

Police were called Sunday night after a manager of the KFC on 3rd Street staged a fake robbery in order to take money. Fellen Hayes, 24, was arrested after police say she conspired with a man named "Ira" to make her theft look like a robbery. These events occurred shortly after noon.  She initially called police saying that a tall black male had approached her and taken ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mark’s 50th Anniversary Toast

In the new book that celebrates the first 50 years of baseball’s Southern League, its splendid author Mark McCarter recalls that very early in his career as a sports writer, he was riding with his boss somewhere and mentioned that if the legendary Allan Morris ever needed help covering the Chattanooga Lookouts that he’d love to help. Today, as he looks back, he ruefully adds, “I ... (click for more)