Weakley County Sports Briefs for June 21
Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:03 am
Boys and Girls Club
set to host scramble
The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Tennessee is hosting its first-ever four-person scramble on Saturday.
The event — slated to begin at 7 a.m. that day — will be held at Goodyear Wingfoot Golf Course.
The entry fee per team is $200 or $50 per person.
Businesses or individuals may sponsor a hole for $50.
Lunch will be served after the scramble and cash prizes will be awarded.
All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls club.
For more information, contact Ron Green at 885-0883.
Other Squirrel run
slated in Kenton
The 2011 Kenton White Squirrel Homecoming 5K race is scheduled for July 4.
The event is in no relation to last weekend’s run of a similar name.
The race is set to begin at 8 a.m. that day.
Registrations will be taken from 7 until just prior to the start of the race.
Plaques will be given to the top performers.
The registration fee is $25 per participant.
Proceeds will benefit the Kenton White Squirrel Festival.
For more information, call Kenton City Hall at 749-5767 or 749-5830.
has much character
Bethel University softball player Leah Hensley has been awarded the 2011 TranSouth Athletic Conference NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award.
Hensley’s accomplishments in the classroom, in competition and in the community all factored in to her winning of the award.
“I am so proud for Leah,” Bethel softball coach Larry Geraldi said. “She was one of our leaders on and off the field.”
Murray State golfer
claims amateur title
Murray State’s Patrick Newcomb won the 100th Kentucky State Amateur Championship by a two-shot margin recently at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.
Newcomb’s final round 72 gave him the win.
Centre College player (NCAA D-III champion) Chris Morris of Maysville, Ky., finished the tournament in second place.
Newcomb went three shots up through the third hole. By the time Newcomb made bogey and Morris made birdie at the ninth, the two were deadlocked at the turn.
Newcomb fell behind by one shot at the 10th and didn’t tie it again until the 16th. He stuck an 8-iron to eight feet, but a three putt bogey still got him back into a tie when Morris made double-bogey. Newcomb took the lead for good on the 17th with an eight-foot birdie, leaving him one shot clear going to the par-5 18th.