Emery falls in playoff at Amateur
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LEE GOLFER Matt Emery was eliminated from the U.S. Amateur after a bogey on the first hole of extra play.
LEE GOLFER Matt Emery was eliminated from the U.S. Amateur after a bogey on the first hole of extra play.
Matt Emery’s great run in the U.S. Amateur Championship ended on the first extra hole at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., Wednesday afternoon.

The rising Lee University senior battled from behind for the majority of the day in the match-play competition. He finally evened the hotly-contested affair with a par at 15 and went 1-up with another par at 16 when Vernon Carr posted a bogey.

Both players tied the 17th hole, but Emery had a bogey at 18 and Carr (Popular Bluff, Mo.) rolled in a par putt to force the extra hole. The 19th hole proved to be more of the same. Emery posted a bogey and Carr added another par to advance out of the round of 64.

“What a great run Matt made this week,” said John Maupin, who is a gratified Lee golf coach. “I know this loss will sting a little bit, but it was still a great week. Matt made a lot of people proud this week, and was a great representative of our school and golf program.

“This was an experience he’ll never forget, and it’s definitely something he can draw a lot from as he gets set to begin his senior season.”

Lady Flame duo claim

Tennessee Four-Ball title

After giving back two of a three-stroke lead on the front nine Wednesday, a Lady Flame duo strung together four straight birdies after the turn to claim the Tennessee Women’s Four-Ball Championship.

Lee senior Courtney Shelton and incoming freshman Sam Burrus started their final push with a 60-foot birdie putt by Shelton from off the edge of the green on No. 11 at the Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga.

After Shelton birdied the par-3 12th, Burrus did the honors on the next two holes.

The Lee pair parred out for a 5-under par 139 total to seal a five-stroke victory over Chattanooga legend Georgia McCravey and UTC golf coach Colette Murray.

After leading McCravey and Murray by a stroke for second place after the opening round, Cleveland Country Club luminaries Maggie Scott and Linda Mullins slipped to third place with a 2-over 146.