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Wynridge winners
decided by a stroke

The team of Rana Buchanan, Darlene Knop, Shelly Stout and Kathy Barker combined to shoot 1-over-par and win the women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Tuesday.
The foursome of Sandra Davis, Sandra Cobb, Betty Kean and Jackie Russell finished in second place with a 2-over scorecard.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-5565.

Hagan takes title
in Jr. Tour event

Klayton Hagan, son of David and Dana Hagan of Union City, recently won a TGA Junior Tour tournament at Forest Hills Golf Course in Drummonds.
Klayton shot a round of 81 to claim the first place title in the 13-15 Tour Division.

Bell put in charge
of SEC hoop refs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has hired Dr. Robert “Jake” Bell as coordinator of men’s basketball officials.
Commissioner Mike Slive announced the hiring of the veteran college basketball official and conference coordinator on Monday.
A longtime SEC official, Bell has officiated in several conference tournaments, the NCAA tournament and the NIT.
Bell had served as coordinator of basketball officials for the Atlantic Sun Conference starting in 2006 and held that role in the Southern Atlantic Association last year.
He also worked as the coordinator of men’s basketball officials for the Mid-South Conference from 1996-2000 and called this job “a dream opportunity for me.”
Slive says Bell’s hiring received support from each of the conference’s 14 athletic directors and men’s basketball coaches.
Bell replaces Gerald Boudreaux, whose contract was not renewed.

Former Cub Grace
released from jail

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Diamond-backs television analyst Mark Grace has been released from a Phoenix jail after completing a four-month DUI sentence under a work-release program.
The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty on Jan. 31 to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
He began his sentence on Feb. 10 in Maricopa County’s outdoor Tent City. He was released Monday and must also serve two years of probation.
Grace was arrested last August in Scottsdale, his second DUI arrest in 15 months.
Police say he was driving without an interlock device in violation of his probation.
The Diamondbacks later fired him as their analyst after nine seasons with the team, but Grace was later rehired as a minor-league coach and instructor.

Published in The Messenger 6.12.13

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