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8-under enough
for ‘Pop’ winners

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly men’s scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par.
Team members in-cluded Matt Russell, Bobby Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Brad Dame, Rick Smith and Bruce Culver. Finishing in second at 7-under par was the team of Kenny Courtwright, Randy Barnes, John Hale, Don Lyerly and Charles Denaburg.
The scramble, which is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes the 9-hole event and dinner afterwards.
It begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday and participants are encouraged to call the club by 5:15 each week. For more information, call 885-3650.

Vandy’s Jenkins
heading to NBA

NASHVILLE (AP) — John Jenkins, the SEC’s top scorer the past two seasons, is passing up his final year at Vanderbilt and hiring an agent as he enters the NBA draft.
Jenkins announced what he called a very difficult decision for his family and himself in a statement Monday released by Vanderbilt.
The Hendersonville native was an All-SEC first-team pick in 2011 and 2012 and tied the SEC single-season record with 134 3-pointers as a junior.
Coach Kevin Stallings says he’s very happy for Jenkins and wishes him a long professional career. Stallings also loses five seniors off the Southeastern Conference tournament champs.
Jenkins ranks 10th on Vanderbilt’s all-time list with 1,660 points, second all-time with 306 career 3s.
The guard says he plans to finish his degree at Vanderbilt.

UTM finishes 3rd
in recent tournament

The UT Martin golf team finished third in the 20th annual Grub Mart Intercollegiate after posting the best team score in the third round of the tournament played Tuesday at Silver Lakes Golf Course in Jacksonville, Ala.
The Skyhawks shot a 298 in the third round, 10 strokes better than their second round score, and jumped from seventh to third.
Jacksonville State won  with an 897, while Eastern Kentucky was second with a 909. UT Martin was third with a three-round 922.
Freshman Brandon Caballero fired the lowest score of the third round for the Skyhawks. He shot 3-under par 69.
Published in The Messenger 4.12.12

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