GS men’s golf 3rd
early in Sun Belt tourney
SANDESTIN, Fla. – Ben Carr fired a 69, and Georgia Southern’s four counters all shot under par in the first round of the Sun Belt Men’s Golf Championship Sunday at Raven Golf Club.
The Eagles (-5) are in third place, a stroke behind Coastal Carolina (-6) and Little Rock, which are tied for first. Arkansas State (-3) is fourth. The top-4 teams advance to match play Wednesday, and the team and individual champion receive an automatic bid to NCAA Regionals.
Jake Maples, Brett Barron and Colin Bowles all shot 70 for Georgia Southern. Carr rolled in four birdies on the day and got to 3-under after a birdie at the 379-yard, par-4 10th.
Barron played the back nine 2-under with birdies at 11 and 12, and Bowles, who is making his Georgia Southern debut, made an 18-foot birdie on 18 to get under par. Maples made the turn at 2-under after birdies on 7 and 8 and got as low as 3-under with a birdie on 10.
The Eagles will play with Coastal Carolina and Arkansas State again in Monday’s second round.
Stafford’s wife home
after brain surgery
DETROIT — Kelly Stafford, the wife of former UGA star and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor.
She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor after she had vertigo spells within the last year.
Kelly and the Matthew Stafford have three daughters. They started dating at Georgia where she was a cheerleader and he was the star of the football team. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft and has spent his entire career with the Lions.
Reggie Cobb, former NFL back
and Tennessee star, dies at 50
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50.
His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them. Details of his death were not disclosed.
Cobb played in the NFL for seven years. He was drafted by Tampa Bay in 1990 and also played for Green Bay, Jacksonville and the New York Jets.
San Francisco general manager John Lynch called Cobb a “top-notch scout and an exemplary man.” He remembered Cobb as someone who could “brighten up a room with his personality and infectious smile.”
At college, Cobb finished third on Tennessee’s career rushing list. He was part of the Volunteers’ 100th anniversary team.
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