Tigers Win First Golf Tournament Under Coach Grant Robbins
Feb. 17, 2004
Lakeland, FL -
Led by seniors David Jeans and Alan Weant, the University of Memphis Tiger golf team shot a team score of even par 864 over 54-holes and claimed their first tournament victory under new head coach Grant Robbins. Memphis' win in the Matlock Collegiate Classic, was the first for the U of M since the 2002 DePaul Blue Demon Invitational in Chicago.
Jeans, who tied for second in the event hosted by Florida Southern at Grassland Golf & Country Club, carded a final round score of one-under par 71. He completed three rounds of play with a score of four under par 212. Weant shot a final round of 69 and completed his three rounds of competition tied for seventh at one under par 215.
Greg Koch of Florida Southern won medalist honors with a score of 211. Koch, who entered the final 18-holes with a six under par 138, carded a 73 to win by one shot. In addition to Jeans and Weant, Memphis's Allan Thomas finished 13th with a score of 217, while sophomore Clayton Ellis was tied for 43rd with a 226.
Georgia State placed second in this year's Matlock Collegiate Classic with a score 869, five shots behind Memphis. Ohio State placed third at 877, while Francis Marion was fourth at 879 and Kansas State, currently ranked among the nation's top 25 teams, placed fifth at 882.
The Tigers will return to Memphis for four days before leaving for the Southeastern Louisiana tournament on February 23.
TEAM SCORES 1. Memphis 864 2. Georgia State 869 3. Ohio State 877 4. Francis Marion 879 5. Kansas State 882 6. Missouri 885 7. Virginia Commonwealth 888 8. Florida Southern 889 9. Lynn University 890 10. Louisville 892 11. Mississippi State 893 12. Valdosta State 894 13. Old Dominion 896 14. Miami (Ohio) 903 Rollins College 903