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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 9

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 9

PMCC veteran Moss
finally gets club title

After decades of competing in the club championship at Poplar Meadows Country Club, Bruce Moss finally has his title
He shot a first-round 1-over par 73, which left him one behind two-time club champion Matt Sanner’s opening 72 and three ahead of 11-time champion Bedford Dunavant’s 76.
All three struggled in Sunday’s final round, with Moss’ 82 giving him a two-day total of 155, one ahead of Dunavant, who finished with an 80 and a two-day total of 156. Sanner rounded out the top 3 with an 87 (159).
In the first flight, Mike Rauchle’s consistency paid off as his 81-81-162 was good enough for a two-stroke win. Finishing in second after a scorecard playoff was Greg Dunn, who shot 83-81-164. Don Lyerly finished in third (81-83-164).
Ron Cooper came out on top in the second flight, following his first-round 91 with an 84 for a two-day total of 175. Finishing in second place was Tim Shanks, who shot 91-86-177. The biggest improvement of the tournament involved Carlos Rodriguez, who carved 18 strokes off his first-round 98 to shoot an 80 on Day 2 to claim third place with a two-day total of 178.
In the Senior Club Championship battle, Charles Denaburg followed up his first-round 86 with a 79 to finish at 165 and the title. Finishing in second was Phillip White, who shot 82-88-170.

‘Albatross’ bagged
by golfer Phillip White

To hear Phillip White of Union City talk about various birds, some may confuse him with an ornithologist.
However, his study of birds is limited to the golf course, where he has seen countless birdies, eagles and even a couple of rare albatrosses.
The most recent addition to his collection was an albatross, which is also known as a double eagle, and he bagged it Saturday at Poplar Meadows Country Club while playing the senior tees.
Using a 26-degree hybrid club on his second shot on the 384-yard par 5 No. 11, he dropped it in the hole for a 2. While it was his second albatross, White also has three holes in one.
Witnessing the shot were Charles Denaburg, Tommy Chrisp and Bob Sanner.

OC cross country
sweeps own event

Both the Obion Central girls’ and boys’ cross country teams finished first at the the OC Invitational on Tuesday.
Only four schools particpated in the event, because of the rain.
Central’s Kelsey Barnes won the overall race race. Others medaling for OC girls were Jordan Jones, Mandi McDaniel, Lindsey Rainey, Katie Hardin, Jennifer Brooks, Hope Montgomery, Katie Beth Vancleave, Brittney Dodd and Whittney Dodd.
For the victorious Rebels, Joshua Gale, Jeremy Green, Travis Daniel, Kyle Byars, Kyle Byassee, Martin Reyna, Will McBride, JT Ragsdale, Carson Castellaw and Blaine Ward all medaled.

Tennessee suspends
pair of off. linemen

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee offensive linemen Ramone Johnson and Darius Myers have been suspended for the Volunteers’ upcoming games against Georgia and Mississippi State.
Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer announced the suspensions Tuesday. He says the two are being punished for lack of academic effort and violation of team rules.
Johnson is a sophomore left tackle from Chicago who has played in every game this year. as a backup to starter Chris Scott.
Myers, a sophomore guard from Cordova, hasn’t played this season.
The Vols (2-3, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) travel to No. 10 Georgia (4-1, 1-1) on Saturday before hosting Mississippi State next week.

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