published Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Golfer Stephan Jaeger gets entry to Nationwide event

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    UTC golfer Stephan Jaeger plays a practice round at Council Fire.
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Stephan Jaeger, who recently ended his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfing career, has earned an exemption into the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational to be played July 26-29 in Columbus, Ohio.

He earned the exemption by virtue of being a first-team All-American. Former Baylor School teammate Harris English won the tournament last year while playing as an amateur. Jaeger likely will play as a professional.

Johnston's wins with final-day 62

UTC rising sophomore Liam Johnston shot a course record of 8-under 62 in the final round to win Glasgow Golf Club's Tennant Cup in Scotland. He finished at 1-under 281 and won by a stroke, while Mocs teammate Benni Weilguni tied for 12th.

Incoming freshman Michael Monroe tied for fifth place at 4-under 284 in the Western Junior Championship at the Country Club of Florida in the Village of Golf, Fla. At the Greystone Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., UTC freshman Kory Webb tied for 12th and junior Davis Bunn tied for 15th.

Jackson second in TGA match play

The Honors Course member Tim Jackson is tied for second at 1-under-par 71 after the first round of stroke-play qualifying of the Tennessee Match Play championship at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville. The top 16 after two rounds move on to match play. UTC senior Steven Fox, the defending champion, is tied for 21st with Matt Robertson of Decatur and Chattanooga's Ryan Thornton. Brandon Rodgers of Knoxville leads at 3 under.

Simonsen misses PGA Pro cut

The Honors Course head professional Henrik Simonsen missed the cut in the PGA Professional National Championship on Monday in Seaside, Calif. Simonson shot an 8-over 152 at the Bayonet and Black Horse courses to miss continuing by four shots.

Men's Metro deadline Monday

Applications for the CDGA Men's Metro Amateur Championship are available at The deadline is Monday, and the entry fee is $140 for the July 6-8 tournament at WindStone. Jimmy White III is the defending champion.

Area aces

Chip Grant scored his first hole-in-one on June 9 at Moccasin Bend. He aced No. 6 from 142 yards with a 9-iron while playing with sons Carter Grant and Riley Grant.

Evelyn Williams knocked in her second hole-in-one on June 16 during a round with her husband, Bob, at Creeks Bend. It was on No. 9, playing 123 yards, and she used a 6-hybrid.

Jeff Garrett made his first hole-in-one June 18 on No. 6 at Creeks Bend. He used a 9-iron for the 126-yard shot witnessed by Normann Sprintz and John Lunn.

Carol Mann had a hole-in-one last Thursday on No. 4 at Bear Trace at Harrison Bay. She used a 7-wood for the 100-yard shot witnessed by Ruth Cote, Scott Sutton and Dalton Sutton.

Austin Clark had his third hole-in-one Sunday at Bear Trace at Harrison Bay. He aced No. 14 from 155 yards with an 8-iron while playing with Gary Partrick, Don Smith and Larry Payne.

Jack Stone drilled his second hole-in-one Monday at Battlefield. He used a 6-iron for the 144-yard shot on No. 14, as witnessed by Tanner Stone.

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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