Murray St. golfer
Murray State University golfer Chris Griffin won a shootout with two-time defending champion John Slayton and Kenton native Jeff Chandler to claim the championship of the Ken-Tenn Invitational last weekend.
Griffin fired a two-day total of 137 to edge Slayton and Chandler — the Union City girls’ basketball head coach — by one stroke. Chandler’s son, Ryan, who plays collegiately at Christian Brothers in Memphis, finished tied for fifth in the championship flight.
Ron Mangold (140) took first flight honors, with Union City Insurance man Matt Russell placing fifth. Two-time past Ken-Tenn champion Mickey Brockwell (143) won the second flight.
A pair of golf shop owners took the top two prizes in the third flight with Buddy Edgin of Mayfield edging Hickman native and Union City business owner Rob Coffey by one shot. UC investment broker Chuck Doss was fourth.
Kirk Rogers (158), Bill Felton (167) and David Holland (146) were champions of the fourth, fifth and senior flights, respectively.
The annual two-day event drew 172 golfers.
decides ‘Pop’ event
Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par.
The winning team, in a four-way scorecard playoff, included Amos Davis, Jim Baker, Gary Gill, Scott Chilson, Chad Gamble and Tiger Haag.
Also shooting 8-under par was the team of Andy Gibson, Skipper White, Tracy Bruff, Rodger Tanner, Ty Tanner and Greg Dunn; the team of Kyle Alexander, Alan Knapp, David Barksdale, David Murphy, Ben Mullins and Rob Hurt; and the team of Herman Jenkins, Tim Shanks, Joe Townsend and Steven Turner.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.
XM Satellite Radio
will carry SEC games
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Football and men’s basketball games for all 12 Southeastern Conference schools will be broadcast on XM Satellite Radio starting in the fall.
The company announced Tuesday that it has added Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt to its lineup. The SEC had signed a five-year deal to let XM carry the games for seven schools starting last year and was already set to start carrying South Carolina games this season.
XM plans to carry every SEC football game and most men’s regular season basketball games. It will also broadcast key women’s basketball and baseball games.
XM also airs the SEC football title game and the tournaments for baseball and men’s and women’s basketball.
Top HS grid teams
will star in series
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sixty top high school teams from 11 states will square off at three sites over two days this August in the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series.
Teams from Ohio, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, Utah, Florida, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and Tennessee will participate.
Scheduled in Ohio the past three years, the event was expanded this year to include a series of games in Texas. Four games will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field in Canton, Ohio, Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
and Texas Stadium on Aug. 30, besides three more games at Paul Brown Stadium a day later.
ESPN will broadcast at least one of the games, between Cincinnati Elder and Florida’s St. Thomas Aquinas.