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Skinns Having Career Month


Former University of Tennessee golfer David Skinns entered the month of May with some life-changing news, the birth of his first child.

On May 4, the new father Skinns captured his first ever victory at the NGA Tour's Savannah Lakes Village Classic in McCormick, S.C. The Englishman secured the title with a final round comeback, shooting rounds of 71-69-68-67 to total 275 (-13). A veteran of the NGA Tour, Skinns was named the 2008 NGA Tour Player of the Year.

Read more about Skinns' big win: New Dad, Tennessee alum, David Skinns wins Savannah Lakes Village Classic

The a 32-year-old followed up fatherhood and a NGA Tour victory with a solid finish on the PGA's Tour.

On Sunday, Skinns competed in the prestigious 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation. Skinns finished tied for 9th with a weekend total of 271 (-15). With his first top 10 finish, Skinns made the Tour's biggest money rankings jump of the week. He moved up 179 spots on the money leaderboard.

Watch highlights from the BMW Charity Pro-Am: Third Round Highlights

The next event on the Tour is the Rex Hospital Open from May 22-25 at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, N.C.

January 17th is a loaded day of birthdays on Rocky Top, starting with Vols head coach Butch Jones. Be sure to send him a Happy Birthday message on the football Facebook Page

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Also celebrating a birthday from our football family is senior linebacker Dontavis Sapp, former All-American punter Jimmy Colquitt and St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Scott Wells.

Dontavis Sapp  

Outside of the football program, former Vol golfer and 2014 Masters participant Garrick Porteous and current Lady Vol softball outfielder Jennifer Burroughs celebrate their birthdays today.

Garrick Porteous Jennifer Burroughs

Happy Birthday - Oct. 15: Danny Keddie

On Oct. 15, we celebrate the 22nd birthday of Tennessee men's golfer Danny Keddie.

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

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