Lee Men Tied For Third In West Georgia Matt Dyas Invitational

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
– In a nail biting finish the No. 12 Lee men's golf team placed tied for third just one shot back of tournament champions, Clayton State after Tuesday's final round of the West Georgia Matt Dyas Invitational. 

Clayton State won in a scorecard playoff after tying Young Harris with a 582 total. The Flames shot the second lowest round of the day with a 291 and finished the event at 583, tied with North Georgia.

Matt Johnson (72-73-145) and Scott Odell (73-72-145) combined to lead the Flames as they both finished tied for 10th .
  Dylan Lillard fired a 147 total after 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday and finished tied for 17th. Evan Spence rebounded from a rocky first round and delivered the final counting score as he too shot a 73 in the final round. Corey Sheppard rounded out the scoring with 150 total after a final round 77 to give Lee four players in the top 40.

West Georgia's Samuel Jones showcased his familiarity with the home course as he fired rounds of 70 and 69 to take home medalist honors. Newberry's Harry Bolton and North Georgia's Matt Elliot finished second with a 141.

"Today was a pretty up and down day with a few high numbers slowing down some of the good runs we had going early," said assistant coach Hunter Vest. "We fought hard all day but ended up making some critical errors down the stretch which ended up being the difference between winning and losing this week... we've got a very talented group that has an important offseason coming up."

The Flames will get some time off now before gearing up for the spring season. Lee opens up 2018 Feb. 26-27 at the Saint Leo Invitational


PHOTOS: Detroit FC Wins 2-1 Over CFC

Generals March Over Lookouts In 13-2 Rout Saturday In Jackson

Jackson, Tenn.  - Making his first start at Double-A, Jackson Generals right-hander  Jon Duplantier  gave up a pair of extra-base hits to Chattanooga in the first inning. The rest of the way, the Arizona Diamondbacks' top prospect had just about everything going his way.  Aided by a seven-run second inning that turned the tables on the Chattanooga Lookouts ... (click for more)

Robert Gillisse Was Pilot Killed In Plane Crash At Collegedale Airport

The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah . Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of ... (click for more)

East Ridge To Build Open-Air Pavilion Near City Hall

East Ridge plans to construct an open-air pavilion that will include restrooms and a concession area near City Hall and the old McBrien School.  It will be part of a Town Center for East Ridge at the Tombras Avenue property. The city is also applying for a $500,000 grant to help convert Pioneer Park into a refurbished park with a splash pad. The firm of Hefferlin and ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)