Tiger Golfers in First After Opening Round of Rio Pinar
Feb. 13, 2006
For Immediate Release
ORLANDO, Fla. - Despite unusually cold weather, the University of Memphis men's golf team took an opening round lead in the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate, shooting a 295 on Monday. The Tigers have a one-stroke lead over Lamar University in the 18-team tournament hosted by UCF. Ole Miss and Louisville both trail Memphis by two strokes.
With cold northern winds blowing gusts up to 20 mph and creating a wind chill in the low 40's, sophomore Robbie Greenwell led the Tigers with an even-par 72. The 72 is a career low for Greenwell, whose previous best was a 73 score accomplished three times during the 2004-05 season. Greenwell, who is tied for third, came into the opening spring tournament with a season best 75. Louisville's Derek Fathauer leads the tournament individually with a 2-under 70.
Seniors Mike Regenold and Clayton Ellis each finished one and two strokes behind Greenwell with a 73 and 74 respectively. Regenold's 1-over 73 marks the fourth time this season the Collierville, Tenn., native has accomplished his season low and places him in a tie for seventh. Ellis' 2-over put him in a tie for 10th.
In his first official collegiate tournament, sophomore Gavin Aldridge shot a 4-over 76 to finish fourth on the team while sophomore Ian Rochester rounded up the Tiger squad with a 6-over 78.
The start of the fifth-annual tournament held at the Rio Pinar Country Club was delayed on Monday morning because of a heavy frost. As a result, the 18-team tournament field did not complete all 36 holes and will finish the second round and complete the third round of the tournament on Tuesday.
UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate