Freshman Lars van Meijel shoots low round of day for the Tigers with 73 (+2)
Cory Gaylord leads Tigers with 1-under after two rounds
Men's Golf to compete in fourth straight regional tournament
Will Pearson leads Tigers with 217 (+4) and finishes tied for 12th
Will Pearson tied for 10th place after round of 71 (E)
Spring 2013: Competed in eight tournaments for Memphis ... Had a 74.9 scoring average on the season ... Had his best finish come at the Memphis Intercollegiate where he tied for 19th with scores of 77, 79 and 72 for a 228 (+12) ... Tied for 23rd at the NCAA West Regional with a 2-under-par 214 (67-76-71), his best score of the season ... Had his low round of the season come in the first round of the regional with a 67.
Fall 2012: Competed three times for the Tigers during the fall season, once as an individual ... Helped the team defeat three top-40 programs at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate with scores of 73-74-71 to tie for 23rd with a 218 (+2) ... Totaled 228 (+12) at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate and the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
Spring 2012: Competed in two events as an individual, first turning in a 26th-place showing at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Individual Tournament ... Posted scores of 78-86-81 to finish tied for 63rd while playing as an individual in the Memphis Intercollegiate.
Fall 2011: Finished the fall with a scoring average of 73.3 and a low round of 68 ... Made a strong collegiate debut at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate while competing as an individual ... Posted rounds of 68-69-68 to finish third in the event ... His 54-hole score of 205 ties for the third lowest in program history ... Helped Memphis to a fifth-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship with scores of 72-76-69 and a 28th-place individual showing ... Posted a tournament-total of 238 in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate as the Tigers claimed the team title.
Prior to Memphis
Prep: A four-year team captain for coaches Kevin Gaylord and Steve Bell at Houston High School ... A four-time all-region selection and a two-time state champion during his prep career ... Shot a career-low 71-67 at the 2007 Tennessee State Championships ... A multi-sport athlete at Houston High, where he also earned two letters on the soccer team ... Led the Mustangs to a 2008 soccer state runner-up finish.
Son of Kevin and Rika Gaylord ... Born in Memphis, Tenn. ... Was a member of many academic clubs while in high school, including the National Honor Society, the BETA club and TEAMS Engineering.