Messenger Sports Briefs for September 7

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 7
Briefly

Wynridge winners
have slim advantage

The combination of Doug Cunningham,  Dav-id Puckett, Chris Young, Jerry Davis and Jimmy Sutherland combined to shoot an 8-under-par and win the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of Randy Ursery, Kenny Adkins, Trey Shaw and Rodney Jones earned second place with a cumulative total of 7-under.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, call 536-4653.

Day drains an ace
on Goodyear course

Don Day hit the shot that many golfers only dream of on Labor Day.
Day, a former Goodyear and Wingfoot Golf Course employee, sank a hole-in-one on his longtime stomping grounds on Monday. 
His shot came on the 188-yard, No. 9 hole. He used a 3-wood for the shot.
Witnesses were Andy Gibson, Louie Emrich and Zack Miller.
 
Rallying Ridgemont
breaks through in 6th

Immediately following the final regular season game of the 2010 season on Monday, the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx revealed their new name and logo.
Digging way back to 1935 and the original KIT League, the Jackson Baseball Club (the ownership group of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx) announced the franchise will be known as the Jackson Generals next season. 
According to Kevin McCann, author of “Jackson Diamonds — Professional Baseball in Jackson,” the Generals’ name has quite a legacy in baseball circles with Shoeless Joe Jackson, Edd Rousch, John McGraw, Ellis Kinder, Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek and many others all among its alumni.
The Generals will maintain their affiliation with the Seattle Mariners’ organization.
That said, the Diamond Jaxx still have some business to attend to. The team opens a best-of-five Southern League playoff series with the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday in Sevierville. West Tenn will host Saturday’s Game 3.

Gal golfer Garrigan
has historic Pop shot

Janice Garrigan of Union City had an extra reason to celebrate the holiday weekend — a historic golf shot.
On Sunday, she hit a hole in one at Poplar Meadows Country Club.
Using an 8-iron, she aced the 103-yard No. 3 hole. The shot was witnessed by her husband, Ken.

Auburn QB Newton
leads SEC honorees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference named Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan and LSU cornerback/return specialist Patrick Peterson players of the week.
Newton rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 186 yards and three scores in a win over Arkansas State.
Trevathan had 11 tackles, including three for a loss, in Kentucky’s 23-16 win at Louisville.
Peterson set an LSU record with a combined 257 combined yards on kickoff and punt return yards in the Tigers’ 30-24 win against North Carolina.
The SEC also honored South Carolina center T.J. Johnson and Florida defensive tackle Jaye Howard offensive linemen of the week. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell is freshman of the week.

Tardy Kentucky duo
misses Louisville start

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky free safety Winston Guy and defensive end DeQuin Evans didn’t start against Louisville as punishment for tardiness to a team meeting.
Wildcats coach Joker Phillips also held Evans back from the coin toss with game captains as punishment.
Once the two got into Kentucky’s 23-16 in over the Cardinals on Saturday, they made an impact.
Guy was second on the team with 5 1/2 tackles, and Evans was a key in the pass rush.
Phillips told The Lexington Herald-Leader that the move was necessary to impress upon the players the importance of being on time and to set the tone for discipline for the season.

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