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Top ‘Pop’ team
shoots 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 Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Bruce Culver, Kirk Stone and Terry Wiseman.
Finishing in second place at 8-under par was the team of Ken Garrigan, Terry Simon, Rodger Tanner, Bedford Dunavant and Don Kvernes.
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 golfer
wins at Clarksville

Graham Sleigh is tuning up for his senior golf season at UT Martin in his own ‘back yard.’ Sleigh fired a three-under par 68 recently at Swan Lake Golf course to defend his Clarksville City Amateur title, winning by two shots over first-round leader Greg Guinn.
Sleigh, who calls Clarksville home, shot under par rounds for all three days in the City Amateur (68-68-69—205).
The second round of the Clarksville City Amateur Golf Championship was played at Cole Park Golf Course, while the first round of the tournament was played at Clarksville Country Club.
“This is a good accomplishment,” Sleigh said. “I am on there (City Am trophy) with some good golfers that won it back-to-back. I’m really happy to be on there with some good names.”
Tyler Guy, who will be Sleigh’s teammate in the fall at UT Martin, shot a 5-under 66 in the third round, to finish third in the City Am.

Duck blind draw
set for Saturday

The 2012 edition of Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday.
Registration will be held 7-10 a.m. and the drawings will begin at 10 a.m. at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org.
While hand drawings will be held for the majority of the locations, a computerized drawing system for blind sites on Bogota and Thorny Cypress Wildlife Management Areas in Dyer County and the four units on the Chickamauga WMA (Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and Yellow Creek) will again be conducted for this season. The application period is Sept. 5-Oct. 10 for these areas.
The 2012-13 state waterfowl seasons will be set at the August meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission in Nashville.

Raycom to sponsor
college all-stars

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The new college football all-star game has landed a title sponsor.
The Raycom College Football All-Star Classic will be played on Jan. 19 at Cramton Bowl, longtime home to the now-defunct Blue-Gray game traditionally played on Christmas Day.
Game officials announced the sponsorship by Montgomery-based Raycom Media on Wednesday.
Raycom holds long-term media rights to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Published in The Messenger 8.2.12

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