UTC Golfers Eighth At Athens Country Club

Monday, March 12, 2018
-The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team worked its way around the Athens Country Club shooting 602 over 36 holes amid windy and wet conditions. That provided UTC with a blustery seventh-place finish.

The Mocs total was one clear of Iowa in eighth. Francis Marion and Gardner-Webb rounded out the top 10. Wofford ended up 11th, while Western Carolina tied for 12th. 

Junior Lake Johnson led the effort with a 3-over 147. The tied for 16th, one ahead Etienne Brault in 20th at 148.
Andrew Weathers shot 152 with Luke Long and Will Porter one stroke apart at 155 and 156, respectively.

The day began the right way with three birdies on the par 5 sixth hole, the opener in a shotgun start. The quintet was still E through their fifth hole before a birdie drought lasted 10 holes before a trio – Johnson, Porter and Brault – broke through on three. They dropped 17 shots over that span before ending the morning 18 in 10th at 304.

They turned it around in the afternoon. Johnson and Brault shot matching 73s to pace the team’s 298. It came with a slower start, but steadier play overall. UTC shot 5-over on both its nines.

No. 17 Arkansas ran away with the team title shooting nine under. That was 17 better than the second-place duo of Georgia and Kennesaw State at +8. The Razorbacks shared medalist honors between Alvaro Ortiz and Luis Garza with 3-under 141.


T16) Lake Johnson: 74-73=147 (+3)

T20) Etienne Brault: 75-73=148 (+4)

T36) Andrew Weathers: 76-76=152 (+8)

T52) Luke Long: 79-76=155 (+11)

T57) Will Porter: 79-77=156 (+12)

It’s a quick turnaround for the Mocs. They return to the tee Sunday at the Linger Longer Invitational in Eatonton, Ga. The three-day, 54-hole event concludes Tuesday, March 20. It’s played on the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation.


Dalton State Has SSAC Player Of The Week

Kyra Plotner of Mobile, Al. was named SSAC Women's Golfer of the Week and S.M. Lee of Dalton State was named SSAC Men's Golfer of the Week, presented by BoxOut Sports, the league office announced Tuesday.  The awards are based on performance for the week of March 12-18.  Kyra Plotner (Mobile – SR – Rio Rancho, N.M.)  Plotner wins the award for the second ... (click for more)

Shanen Croft Become First Cheer Cat From Trion High

The Trion High School cheerleading program has been one of the best in northwest Georgia and one of the best in the state over the past decade with five Class 1A state titles and several other top five showings to its credit.  But the Blue-and-White had never had a cheerleader go on to join the squad at nearby Georgia Northwestern Technical College…until Tuesday.   ... (click for more)

City May Make It Easier For Food Trucks To Operate In Chattanooga

The City Council is considering action that would make it easier for food trucks to operate in Chattanooga.  City Attorney Wade Hinton said cities like Austin and Portland have thriving food truck operations and Chattanooga is studying those models. He said, "It's truly an industry there." He said a 2013 food truck ordinance was limited and did not allow food trucks on ... (click for more)

Haslam Proposes $30 Million For School Safety

Governor Bill Haslam Tuesday proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier this month, the governor appointed a School Safety Working ... (click for more)

The Panhandling "Tax" On Gunbarrel

I’ve been reading about the panhandling problem in downtown; it is a huge problem in the Gunbarrel area, too.  It’s commonplace to be accosted by panhandlers when walking from your parked car into a commercial establishment.  And often they are aggressive.  I look carefully around my car before getting out, but sometimes someone will be lurking in between cars and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Meme From The Meanies

Hardly a day goes past that I don’t receive several strings of memes in my incoming emails and yesterday there was one particular collection that gave me pause for thought. First, here’s the definition of a meme: “An Internet meme (/mi?m/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via ... (click for more)