Commencement festivities moved to Sunday due to Grizzlies' game conflict.
Men's championship set for Ranch Course at Black Diamond golf community
McGowen, Pearson shoot under par Tuesday as Memphis finishes sixth
Tournament first of three in as many weeks for Tigers
Tigers return to action March 23 at the Valspar Collegiate
Photos from the third round of the 2014 Memphis Men's Golf Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club on Sept. 16.
SPRING 2014: Competed in eight tournaments ... Had a 72.1 stroke average ... Finished with the lowest score on the team in six-of-eight spring tournaments ... Finished in the top ten on four separate occasions ... Carded his career-best finish at the Memphis Intercollegiate (third) with scores of 70-70-78--218 (+2) ... Fired three rounds under 70, including matching a career-best 67 at the Western Intercollegiate
FALL 2013: Competed four times, with all rounds counting toward the teams score ... Placed 16th at the Bridgestone Golf Classic after firing rounds of 74 and 71 ... Turned in a top-20 performance at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, helping Memphis claim the team title by six strokes.
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.