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‘Pop’ event winners
finish with 9-under

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly men’s scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
Members of the winning team included Amos Davis, Jim Baker, John Hale and Don Lyerly.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of Rodger Tanner, Portis Tanner, Barrett Tanner, John Graham and Mike Revell; and the team of Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Rick Smith, Bruce Culver and Jere Baldridge; and the team of David Puckett, Raymond Hendrix, Eric Bing and Ken Courtwright.
The scramble, which is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes the 9-hole event and dinner afterward.
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.

Skyhawk athletes
set GPA standard

UT Martin student-athletes earned a record-best 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for the spring 2012 semester. The 3.0 GPA was above the all campus average of 2.71.
“This achievement is a team effort,” UT Martin Athletics Director Phil Dane said. “Our coaches are recruiting good students. Our faculty and academic support staff are cooperative with our students to help them meet course objectives around difficult practice and competition schedules.”
“We might have had a 2.90 or something like that, but never a 3.0 GPA,” retired Army Col. William Kaler said.
Kaler has served as UT Martin’s director of compliance since 1980.
More than 130 student-athletes made the spring semester Dean’s List and 177 of the 287 student-athletes made a 3.0 GPA or higher. Kaler said 41 student-athletes made a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Martin to host
disc golf clinic

Martin Parks and Recreation will host a youth disc golf clinic for ages 7-14 June 25-29.
The clnic will be broken into two time periods, 9-10 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 10:15-11:15 a.m. for ages 11-14.
The sessions will be held at the Harrison Road Disc Golf Course. The fee is $15, which includes a disc.
Registration will be held at the Martin Parks and Rec office at 109 University Street through June 21.
For more information, call the Martin Parks and Rec office at 587-6784. Published in The Messenger 5.31.12

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