Werhnyak, Gibson place high in GSGA Senior
Dacula resident Gayle Gibson and Lawrenceville resident Darlene Werhnyak had top-10 finishes in this week’s Georgia State Golf Association Senior Women’s Championship at Houston Lake Country Club in Perry.
Gibson shot 83 and 78, finishing 10 shots back from winner Brenda Pictor (73-78) of Marietta but placing second in the first flight.
Werhnyak, a past champion in the event, shot 80 and 83 and won the second flight by four shots.
Racing team competes in off-road event
Peak Empire Racing, a Dacula-based off-road racing team, competed in the TSCO Vegas to Reno race Aug. 19-21.
Nine hours into the race the team’s Jeep’s transmission malfunctioned and took it out of the race. Although the crew had a spare transmission, the race officials did not let them continue for safety reasons.
This race was held just a week after the California Mojave 200, another off-road race where eight people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd.
Ted Holt, Peak Empire’s driver, said safety became a huge priority in the race with new rules regarding speed limits and spectator restrictions. The team will compete in the Parker 400 in Arizona in February.
Thrashers get McKenzie from Predators
The Atlanta Thrashers acquired forward Ian McKenzie from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Grant Lewis on Wednesday, according to general manager Rick Dudley.
McKenzie, 23, had one goal and 14 penalty minutes in 24 American Hockey League games last season with the Milwaukee Admirals. The 6-5, 235-pound right wing also posted five points and 48 penalty minutes in 24 regular season games with ECHL Cincinnati and added six points in the playoffs to help the Cyclones capture the Kelly Cup championship.