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The Sideline: Conway golfers in various tournaments; Greenbrier's Patton signs with Lyon

Posted: June 25, 2014 - 5:46pm

Parker fifth in junior stroke

Whit Parker of Conway had a two-round total of 147 to finish fifth in the boys division in the Arkansas State Golf Association’s junior stroke championship at Shadow Valley Country Club at Rogers.

Parker, the defending champion, had rounds of 72 and 75.

Garrett May won a three-hole playoff with Ryan Spurlock for the title. Both golfers finished at 142.

Ott participates in junior event

Casey Ott of Conway fired a 7-over 70 Tuesday in the Stacy Lewis Junior Open at Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club at Rogers.

Chloe Horton leads the three-round event at 1-over 71.

Ott did not defend her championship in the girls division of the ASGA Junior Stroke to participate in the prestigious regional event.

UCA’s Angles begins Cup competition

University of Central Arkansas golfer Pep Angles opens play in the 2014 Palmer Cup tomorrow morning at Walton Heath Golf Club in Walton-on-the-Hill, England.

Angles, a junior from Barcelona, Spain, is on the eight-man European team, taking on the eight-man USA team in the Ryder Cup-like competition between collegiate golfers.

Play opens at 7:30 a.m. Thursday with four-ball pairings. Angles will team with England’s Louis Tomlinson (UCLAN Myerscough) to take on the USA team of Wyndham Clark (Oklahoma State) and Anthony Maccaglia (Oglethorpe) at 8:12. Afternoon four-ball matches are scheduled for 1:30, with pairings to be determined. The tournament runs through Saturday.

The U.S. leads the all-time Palmer Cup series 9-7-1.

Angles is a two-time Southland Conference Player and Student-Athlete of the Year who has represented UCA in the past two NCAA Regionals, in Fayetteville and Columbia, Mo.

Roachell misses Lewis qualifying

Summar Roachell of Conway, who won the Arkansas Women’s Golf Association match play title last week, failed to qualify Monday as a amateur for the LPGA Wal-Mart Northwest Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club at Rogers.

Roachell fired 4-over par 75. Reilley Ranbkin and Ariya Jutanugam were the two qualifiers with a 1-under 70.

Roachell will soon begin her sophomore season with the University of Arkansas golf team.

Greenbrier’s Patton signs with Lyon

Jordan Patton, a former two-sport athlete at Greenbrier High School, has signed a NAIA Letter of Intent to play baseball as Lyon College.

Patton, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound pitcher, played football for the Panthers from 2011-13 and was on the baseball squad from 2010-14.

He received all-conference recognition in the 2013 baseball season.

In the classroom, Patton received the AP Chemistry Award and was a highest-honors graduate.

Patton joins the Lyon baseball program that finished 34-18 this spring, posting an American Midwest Conference record of 21-6. The Scots finished second during the regular season league race, before posting a 1-2 record in the AMC Postseason Tournament in Springfield, Ill. Lyon was 41-16 in 2013.

Jordan is the son of Rodney and Jill Patton of Greenbrier.

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