Messenger Sports Briefs for September 2

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 2

Pop 2-man victors
a couple strokes up

Mike Albonetti and Mark Vanblairicom combined to shoot a 119 and win the championship flight of the two-man scramble recently at Poplar Meadows Country Club.
John Slayton and Cole Floyd teamed to fire a 121 and claim second in the title flight, while Craig Bowie and Zach McCollum shot a 122 for third.
In the first flight, Stan Welch and Mickey Stafford combined for a 132 to claim first prize. Donny Joyner and Bill Corwin teamed for a 133 to get second in said flight, while Danny Ellison and Joey Turner had a 136 for third.
Adam White and Jim Porter won the second flight with a 135. Tommy Dawson and Jeff Brasfield combined for a 135 but got credit for second, while Tom Elam and Lynn Watkins shot a 137 for third place.
In the third flight, Lucas Durall and John Stovall combined for a 141 and the top spot. Rick Smith and Robert Huffstutter came in a shot back of the third flight winners, while Stan George and Horrace Wiseman teamed for a 143.

Diamond Jaxx name
to be thing of the past

The days are numbered for the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.
The Jackson-based Double-A franchise of the Seattle Mariners will announce a new name on Monday prior to the team’s final regular season game of 2010.
The franchise has been known as the Diamond Jaxx since it came to Jackson in 1998. Prior to that time, the team was in Memphis as the Chicks.
The team also an-nounced recently that it has signed a two-year agreement to continue to work with the Mariners.

Weekly PMCC event
goes to scorecard

Poplar Meadows Coun-try Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 7-under par and claiming victory via a scorecard playoff.
The victorious combination included Rodger Tanner, Greg Dunn, Dave Frankum, Dan Frankum and Ron Cooper.
Also shooting 7-under par was the team of Jim Baker, Gary Gill, Tiger Haag, Rick Smith, Eddie Thompson and Bruce Culver; and the team of Ken Courtwright, Tommy Lemons, Will Lemons, Pete Blanton and Raymond Hendrix.
The scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes dinner.
Anyone interested should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Hurt Tide RB Ingram
was looking great

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram was playing the best football of his Crimson Tide career before his injury.
Top-ranked Alabama’s tailback injured his left knee in Monday’s practice and had an arthroscopic procedure.
Saban didn’t shed much light Wednesday on his timetable for a return to the top-ranked Tide. But he says the injury is “not a serious thing” and “he’ll be back soon.”
Sophomore Trent Richardson will start in Ingram’s place Saturday night against San Jose State.
Saban says Alabama won’t have to change what it does offensively without Ingram.
He says it’s important for the coaches and teammates to help Ingram keep a positive attitude during the rehab process.

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