Burt Myers holds off Brown at Bowman Gray
It was a clash of the titans on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium as Burt Myers tussled with Tim Brown for victory in the Hayes Jewelers 200 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
Myers, a resident of Walnut Cove, qualified on the pole with Rural Hall’s Tim Brown starting on the outside front row. Myers shot out into the lead as the green flag waved and held on for 35 laps and two double-file restarts.
Myers prevailed with Brown second, followed by Jason Myers and John Smith.
Derek Stoltz won in the Sportsman Series, followed by Taylor Branch and Ryan Robertson coming in third.
David Sumner brought home the win in a wild race for the Street Stock Series, followed by Brian Wall and K.J. Stimpson. The twin 15-lappers for the Stadium Stock Series were postponed until next week due to curfew.
GEORGIA TECH WINS ACC MEN’S GOLF TITLE
NEW LONDON — Fifth-ranked Georgia Tech, behind the play of individual champion Ollie Schniederjans, shot a 54-hole 25 -under-par 839 to capture the 2014 ACC Men’s Golf Championship at the Old North State Club.
The Yellow Jackets grew their two-stroke lead following day two by shooting a 15-under par 273. The team’s 839 was 16 strokes ahead of second place Florida State.
The 19th-ranked Seminoles finished at 845, 19-under par. Clemson (851) came in third, followed by Virginia Tech (857), Virginia (862), Wake Forest (864), Notre Dame (872), North Carolina (876), N.C. State (882), Duke (884), Maryland (885) and Boston College (887).
Schniederjans shot 65, 70 and 69 en route to the program’s ninth individual title. His 204 ties him for fourth place for the lowest winning scores in ACC Championship history.
Wake Forest’s Davis Womble, a High Point native, tied for 28th at 77-72-70—219, 3-over par.
BOBCATS LOOK TO AVOID FIRST-ROUND SWEEP
CHARLOTTE — Coach Steve Clifford said if the Charlotte Bobcats hope to avoid a first-round sweep by the Miami Heat and earn their first postseason win in franchise history, they’re going to need someone other than Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker to come through on offense.
The Heat double-teamed Jefferson after he scored 15 points in the first quarter Saturday night and hounded Walker en route to a 98-85 victory in Game 3.
Game 4 is Monday night in Charlotte.
While Jefferson and Walker were 12 of 20 from the field, the rest of the Bobcats shot just 33 percent in Game 3.