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Happy Birthday - Sept. 20: Clint Johnson & Rick Lamb

On Sept. 20 we wish Happy Birthday to Tennessee senior swimmer Clint Johnson and 2013 men's golf graduate Rick Lamb.

Clint Johnson Rick Lamb

Happy Birthday - Aug. 22: Chanelle Price, Jay Vandeventer

On August 22, we celebrate the birthdays of nine-time All-American and former women's track athlete Chanelle Price and 2013 men's golf graduate Jay Vandeventer.

Chanelle Price Jay Vandeventer
On August 4, we celebrate the birthdays of Vol distance runner Jordan Chaney, former Lady Vol swimmer Courtney Ciesielski and former men's golfer Justin Walker.

Jordan Chaney Courtney Ciesielski Justin Walker

Happy Birthday - July 25: Michael Nagy, Tee Martin

On July 25, we wish happy birthday to rising Vol golf sophomore Michael Nagy and to the quarterback who brought the Vols the 1998 BCS National Championship, Tee Martin. The signal caller completed 57.3 percent of his passes, threw for 2,164 yards and had 19 touchdown passes during the championship run.

The first official day of summer is a popular day for Vol birthdays, as we wish happy birthday to current Vols Terrance Livingston (track & field), Marshall Talkington (golf) and Jaron Toney (football) today. 2012 Vol tennis graduate Bryan Swartz and one of the greatest linebackers in UT history, Al Wilson, are also celebrating birthdays today.



Happy Birthday - May 24: Golf's Brandon Rodgers

On May 24, we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior golfer Brandon Rodgers.


Happy Birthday - Feb. 1: Hardesty, Nash, Renwick

A trio of birthdays on Feb. 1 including former football stars Montario Hardesty currently with the Cleveland Browns and Marcus Nash, the second all-time leading receiver in Tennessee history, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens in 2001. 

Former star golfer Darren Renwick celebrates his birthday.

Darren Renwick
A very busy day for birthdays on Jan. 17. We start off with Happy Birthday wishes to our new head football coach Butch Jones.
Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones
Also celebrating today are senior rower Evelyn Radford and rising senior linebacker Dontavis Sapp.

Evelyn Radford  Dontavis Sapp

Recent graduates Emily Dowd, of the soccer program and Garrick Porteous of the golf program.

 Emily Dowd Garrick Porteous

From the archives, former Tennessee football punter Jimmy Colquitt turns 50.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 15: Golf's Danny Keddie

Happy Birthday on Oct. 15 to golf's Danny Keddie.

Danny Keddie

Men's Golf Update


Over the weekend, two former Tennessee Vols made some noise in the world of golf.

Philip Pettitt, Jr., a 2008 graduate, played a marvelous weekend of golf. He finished tied for 3rd in the Neediest Kids Championship at TPC Potomoc in Potomac, Maryland. The Web.com Tour event was held Thursday, Oct. 4th - Sunday, Oct. 7th.

The tournament sponsor, Neediest Kids, is a non-profit organization that helps low-income students in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia obtain the basic essentials they need so they can get the education they deserve. All net proceeds from the weekend event will enable Neediest Kids to help more children in their communities succeed in school. More information: click here.

Pettitt navigated the course at Avenel Farm spectacularly, shoot a four round total of 274 (-6). His 6-under par performance netted the former Vol a nice payday of $34,800.

Pettitt, the Murfreesboro native, came out of the gate blazing with a first round of 66 (-4), but then cooled down in the second round with a 71 (+1). He finished out the tournament with a 68 (-2) and 69 (-1) respectively. To view the results: click here.

Pettitt's next event will be on Thursday, October 11th at the Miccosukee Championship in Miami, Florida.


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Garrick Porteous, a 2012 graduate, also put in some serious work this weekend. Porteous was selected to play for his home country of England in the World Amateur Team Championship.

The event took place Thursday, Oct. 4th - Sunday, Oct. 7th in Antalya, Turkey at the Cornelia Golf Club and the Antalya Golf Club.

The former Vol finished tied for 62nd by shooting a three round total of 217 (+3). His best round of the weekend came in the last round as he shot a 68 (-3).

As for Porteous' team, England finished 8th in the tournament, which saw the United States take top prize. The England team shot a total of 418 (-10) and did well to finish in 8th considering tournament field consisted of 72 countries.

To view the results: click here.

In addition, here is a good write up on Porteous from The Journal newspaper: click here.

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