published Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Ex-Moc Wolf fifth as Publinks begins and more region stories

BANDON, Ore. — Christine Wolf, who just finished her University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golf career, is in fifth place after the first of two stroke-play rounds of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championship. Wolf shot a 3-over-par 74 on the Old Macdonald Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The former Moc shot 2 under on the front and 5 over on the back. McMinnville resident and Middle Tennessee State rising sophomore Brett Patterson shot an 8-over 78 on the Bandon Trails Course which had him tied for 77th with two groups still playing. The top 64 in each event advance to match play Wednesday.

Softball

  • The 14th Tennessee-Georgia All-Star high school softball competition, which was rained out last Tuesday, has been rescheduled for tonight. The doubleheader at Frost Stadium will begin at 6. Last week the players were being introduced over the public-address system when lightning strikes began occurring. Not long after officials ordered the teams off the field, heavy rain and strong wind moved in. Event coordinator Bobby Hudgens said at the time the decision to postpone the games a week was because more rain was in the forecast for the rest of last week. With the National Weather Service predicting a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today and a 30 percent chance for tonight, Hudgens said Monday that if the doubleheader is unable to be played today, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday. Admission costs $6; it’s $3 for ages 12-under.

Auto Racing

  • Cynthia Farrow, a Chattanooga ultrasound technician, had the low elapsed time and top speed Saturday night at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip. Farrow’s 4.55-second burst for the one-eighth mile came with a 149.25 mph speed in the 632-cubic-inch Chevrolet-powered dragster owned by her father, Ronnie Warnock, and tuned by her husband, Steve Farrow. The engine uses injected alcohol with a nitrous assist. Ray Bunn of Dayton won the Foot Brake class with a 9.10-second run on a 9.08 dial in his 2008 Mustang GT. It was his first victory at the strip. Charles McRae of Rock Spring was second with an 8.90 on an 8.89 dial in his ’87 Mustang convertible.

Baseball

  • The Chattanooga Cyclones K team of 15- and 16-year-old baseball players went 3-1 at the University of West Georgia Southern Wood Bat tournament this past weekend in Carrollton. The Cyclones lost 4-3 in their opener against the East Cobb Saints 16s, but Logan Baldwin had two hits and scored a run and Chase Morrissey scored twice. Morrissey got the pitching win with relief from Hunter McClendon in a 10-5 defeat of the Competitive Edge Dodgers 18s, while Lee Gibson had three hits, Nathan Murrell had two hits and three RBIs and Brody Binder and Nick Chambers each scored two runs. The young Cyclones then beat the nation’s 21st-ranked 18-under team, the East Cobb Saints, 4-2 with Jake Wyrick pitching a complete game, Gibson rapping two hits and scoring a run, Will Erwin and Winston Whitener recording RBIs and Colby Chattin also scoring. The Cyclones finished with a 7-0 win over the CE Dodgers.

  • The Chattanooga Cyclones P team went 2-1 at the Clemson Wood Bat Invitational this past weekend and edged the nationally ranked Chet Lemon Juice 18-under team 3-2 behind pitcher Patrick Parris and an RBI and run apiece from Matt Allen and Drew Toth. Bobby Towne pitched a 7-2 win over Team Georgia, when Zach McKelvey and Kenzie Goins each had two hits and three RBIs and James Fowlkes had two hits and two runs. Goins and McKelvey each doubled and scored and Evan Speicher had two hits and a run in an 8-7 loss to the Alabama Seminoles.

General

  • Seats remain available for the Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee dinner featuring Steve Spurrier on July 23 at The Chattanoogan. The event with the South Carolina football coach and former Florida star quarterback and national championship coach begins at 7 p.m. It is open to the general public at $95 per seat or $825 for a table of 10. Call 756-8689 to make reservations.

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