Columbus State University

Columbus State University men's golf team 13th at Matlock

The Columbus State men's golf team struggled to a two-round total of 611 (307­304) on the first day of the Matlock.

The Cougars are in 13th place in the 15-team tournament. St. Leo leads with a 577 (283­-294), followed by Nova Southeastern (579), Barry (580), Florida Southern (588), West Florida 588.

Eckerd is in 12th at 608.

Gideon Van Der Vyver led CSU with a 149 (75-74), which is good enough to be tied for 26th.

Other CSU players were Yannick Gumiwski (77-75-152, t-41), Robert Mize (78-76-154, t-47), Taylor Martin (77-79-156, t-55) and Zachery Close (81-81-162, t-69).

Columbus State women's golf team finish 19th at World Golf Invitational

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Columbus State women improved by 21 shots from the first round and shot a 342 on Monday in the final round of the World Golf Invitational.

The two-day total of 705 left them in 18th place. Florida Tech won the 18-team tournament with a 604.

Four of the five players improved their score. Sarah Grace Drop led CSU with a 78 after a 91 on Sunday. The 169 total left her in a tie for 71st.

CSU's other players were Shelby Banta (88-86-174, tie-78), Jordan Booker (97-89-186, t-91), Hannah Holland (98-89-187, t-93) and Bailey Hockgertle (87-93-180, t-87).

The tournament was played on the Slammer and Squire Course.


Columbus boys team defeats visiting Carrollton

Nolan Bidleman led Columbus with three goals against visiting Carrollton on Monday. Goalkeeper Noah Wallace had four saves.

Monday at Columbus

Goals-- Nolan Bidleman 3, Garrett Frost, Noah Packard. Assists-- Packard . Goalies-- Noah Wallace 4. Records-- Columbus (1-0) . Next: Columbus plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against host Carver.


SPHL expands to 11 teams starting next season

The Southern Professional Hockey League will expand to 11 teams starting with the

2016-17 season, it was announced Monday.

Evansville, Ind., will be the home to the league's 11th member.

The SPHL is currently in its 12th season with nine teams. In addition to Columbus, the teams are Peoria, Knoxville, Huntsville, Louisiana, Mississippi, Fayetteville, Macon and Pensacola.

It was announced in May 2014 that the Mississippi Surge, which was located in Biloxi, would relocate to Roanoke. The Surge ceased playing at the end of the 2013-14 season.

-- From staff reports