Tigers Enter Second Round in Third Place, Two Strokes Behind the Lead
Tim Roop still holds the Memphis men's golf record for the low 18-hole score (64), which he shot at the Glenn Red Jacoby Invitational. He also holds the course record at Cherokee Valley Golf Course, after firing a 62-70 to win the Clay Harrington Memorial.
Roop came to Memphis as a junior college All-American from Shelby State Community College. A two-year letterman and a 1990 All-Metro Conference honoree, Roop captained the Memphis golf team to two tournament wins (Hillman Robbins Memorial and Southeastern Intercollegiate) and won the medalist honors in the Jacoby Invitational hosted by the University of Wyoming. He was a Tiger Academic Top 30 as a junior and was a Metro Conference All-Academic selection as well.
Following graduation, Roop opened Camper City Truck Accessories in Southaven, Mississippi and has subsequently opened numerous other locations throughout the South. His golf accomplishments list continued to grow after his Tiger career, as he won the 1993 and 1995 Public Links Championships and was the runner-up as both the Mississippi and Tennessee State Amateur Championships.
Roop's 75.2 career scoring average still ranks 11th in the Memphis record book and his score of 206 through 54 holes ranks second best in Tiger history.