Dalton State's Hannah Sager And S.M. Lee Named SSAC Golfers Of The Month

Monday, November 6, 2017

The SSAC announced October's SSAC Men's and Women's Golfers of the Month, presented by BoxOut Sports. Hannah Sager of Faulkner (Ala.) was named SSAC Women's Golfer of the Month and S.M. Lee of Dalton State (Ga.) was named SSAC Men's Golfer of the Month, the conference office announced Saturday.


The awards are based on performance for the month of October.

Hannah Sager (Faulkner – Junior – Montgomery, Ala.)

  • Sager competed in two tournaments in October, winning the RedHawk Fall Classic and Coastal Georgia Invite
  • The junior beat out a field of 56 golfers at the RedHawk Fall Classic after shooting +5 149 (77, 72)
  • At the Coastal Georgia Invite, Sager shot +9 153 (76, 77) to best 40 golfers

S.M. Lee (Dalton State – Sophomore – Buford, Ga.)

  • Lee competed in a pair of competitive tournaments in October, finishing in the top-three in both and leading the team to a No. 2 and No. 1 finish
  • At the USCB Innisbrook, he shot +5 147 (75, 72) to finish third, and at the Bojangles Intercollegiate, he shot -2 142 (73, 69) to win out of a field of 92 golfers
  • On the year, he is 8-2 head-to-head v. the top 25 individuals in the country

Men's Nominees: Wade Duke, Mobile (Ala.); Philip Nijoka, Loyola (La.); Peter Peng, Faulkner (Ala.); Denver Russell, Blue Mountain (Miss.)

Women's Nominees: Diandre Schaeper, Mobile (Ala.); Ashley Rogers, Loyola (La.); Caroline Griffin, Dalton State (Ga.); Dejone Stemmett, Blue Mountain (Miss.)

Previous Winners (Women, Men)
September: Isabel Rijos (Dalton State), Philip Nijoka (Loyola)

Randy Smith: How The Coaching Carousel Turns

Hiring college football coaches is not an exact science. (The recent Tennessee hiring fiasco is a perfect example) Of the 14 head coaches in the SEC this season, only three have been at their current schools for five years or more. Those three are, Nick Saban at Alabama for ten years, Gus Malzahn at Auburn for five years and Mark Stoops at Kentucky for five. While it appears there ... (click for more)

After Losing First Game, Lookouts Win Second Game, 8-1

The Chattanooga Lookouts won game two, 8-1, to split tonight's doubleheader against the Montgomery Biscuits.  After completing just two innings on Sunday, these teams resumed the game on Monday. Sean Poppen had started on Sunday and threw two scoreless innings, striking out four. When play resumed Monday, lefty Dietrich Enns was on the mound. It didn’t go well. He was charged ... (click for more)

Former Dalton High School Teacher Who Fired Gun At School Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To 2 Years

Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, formerly of 5219 Hwy 11, Rising Fawn, and formerly a teacher at Dalton High School, entered a guilty plea to criminal damage to property in the first degree, carrying a weapon within a school safety zone and disrupting the operation of a public school.  He was sentenced to serve two years in prison followed by eight years on probation on the first ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)

Bill Lee Is Great For Tennessee

I had the opportunity to meet Bill and Maria Lee at the grand opening of his Chattanooga Campaign HQ. He delivered, what was by most accounts, a showstopper speech at the Statesman’s dinner in Nashville the night before. He and Maria should have been worn out, but if they were, they really showed very little sign of it. His energy level, for a guy that couldn’t have gotten more ... (click for more)

A Successful East Ridge Bake Sale

Saturday's event at the Camp Jordan Pavilion was nothing more than extraordinary, if not history making.  Alongside the threatening eminent domain letters the citizens of East Ridge received, a Union was formed amongst the East Ridge Police Department.  Coming to City Council the night of April 26, I had only one thing I was focused on: eminent domain.  ... (click for more)