Men's Golf Sits in Ninth After Day One in Florida

Feb. 9, 2013

 

Team    Rounds Score
1 2 3 F
1. No. 23 Florida State 289 272 - 561 +1
T2. No. 3 Florida 282 288 - 570 +10
T2. No. 34 North Florida 287 283 - 570 +10
4. No. 31 Liberty 288 284 - 572 +12
5. UAB 283 290 - 573 +13
T6. South Alabama 291 284 - 575 +15
T6. No. 12 Arkansas 287 288 - 575 +15
8. Georgia Southern 289 288 - 577 +17
9. Memphis 290 288 - 578 +18
T10. No. 41 Mississippi St. 296 284 - 580 +20
T10. No. 47 UCF 292 288 - 580 +20
12. Jacksonville 284 297 - 581 +21
13.  Kennesaw State  295 293 - 588 +28
 14. Lamar  301 289 - 590 +30
Memphis Leaders
1 2 3 F
T12 Grant Milner 71 71 - 142 +2
T20 Thomas Perrot 71 72 - 143 +3
T32 Cory Gaylord 74 71 - 145 +5
T50 Will Pearson 74 74 - 148 +8
T69 Lexus Keoninh 78 76 - 154 +14

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Memphis men's golf team shot an 18-over-par 578 through the first two rounds of the SunTrust Gator Invitational to end the day in ninth place. The Tigers finished with a 290 in the first round before firing a 288 in the second.

"I thought the guys were a little rusty today coming out of the winter break, but they fought hard which is a good sign," said head coach Grant Robbins. "We still have 18 holes to go and are in position to make a move tomorrow. We just need to stay patient."

Grant Milner led the Tigers in the first two rounds with a 2-over-par 142 to tie for 12th. Milner was consistent for Memphis with 71s in both rounds. Newcomer Thomas Perrot tied for 20th after day one with a 71 and 72 to total a 3-over-par 143 while Cory Gaylord moved up the leaderboard to 32nd in the second round with a 1-over-par 71 after shooting a 74 to begin the tournament.

Rounding out the Memphis team was Will Pearson, who shot 74s in both rounds to finish with an 8-over-par 148, and Lexus Keoninh, who fired a 78 and a 76 to tally a score of 154.

No. 23 Florida State holds the lead through two rounds with a 1-over-par 561 with No. 3 Florida and No. 34 North Florida tied for second with a 10-over-par 570. No. 31 Liberty sits in fourth with a 572 while UAB rounds out the top five with a 573.

Keoninh will tee off first for the Tigers tomorrow morning at 9:20 a.m. (ET) to conclude the tournament.


 

 

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