published Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Green is State Am runner-up again

CORDOVA, Tenn. -- The scheduled final round of the 96th annual Tennessee Amateur Championship golf tournament was suspended in the morning by stormy weather and eventually canceled at 3:30 p.m. CDT at Colonial Country Club, leaving 2007 champion Bobby Hudson of Memphis as the 2011 winner and Hunter Green of Evensville as the runner-up for the second year in a row. Play was suspended at 10:26 a.m. CDT and never resumed. Hudson, a recent University of Texas graduate about to turn pro, had a 54-hole total of 218 after his third-round 69. Green, a former Rhea County High School standout now playing for Middle Tennessee State, was at 220, one shot better than a quartet that included four-time champion Tim Jackson of Germantown, a member of The Honors Course in Ooltewah. Former Baylor School player Jay Vandeventer of Bristol, who plays for the University of Tennessee, was seventh at 222, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga player Davis Bunn of Knoxville tied for eighth at 223. Richard Spangler Jr. of Hixson tied for 14th at 225, and another UTC player, Steven Fox of Hendersonville, shared 17th place at 226.

Auto Racing

• Lamar Scoggins of Georgetown, Tenn., won the Topless 30 special Limited Late Model race Thursday night at North Georgia Speedway at Chatsworth. John Owenby of Cleveland finished second with Shannon Bearden of Cherry Log, Ga., Tod Hernandez of Chattanooga, Spencer Singleton of Dalton and Rick Hixson of Soddy-Daisy completing the top six.

Baseball

• Chattanooga State and Cleveland State community colleges both soon will be starting instructional leagues for high-school-age baseball players. Chattanooga State coach Greg Dennis and his staff will run their league Aug. 11-29 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and evaluations are set for 5 p.m. Monday. Players will be slotted on teams by age and ability. The cost for that league is $150 for a returning player, $225 for a newcomer, and anyone interested should call 697-2418. The Cleveland State league is set for Aug. 23-Sept. 26, and contacts for it are Cougars coach Mike Policastro at mpolicastro@clevelandstatecc.edu or 478-6219 and David Miller at davbmiller@yahoo.com or 506-2799. Cleveland State also is hosting two fall tournaments: Sept. 10-11 for 16- and 14-under high school and select teams, with a registration deadline of Sept. 2, and a wood-bat tournament Sept. 17-18 with a Sept. 9 deadline for 18-under teams. Coaches interested in one of the tournaments should contact Aaron Bryant at abryant@clevelandstatecc.edu or 473-2445.

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