Strong Final Day Pushes No. 41 @MemphisMGolf into Third Place Finish

Feb. 18, 2014

MOBILE BAY, Ala. – The Memphis men’s golf team used a strong final round to finish third in the 15-team field at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. The Tigers were the only team in the tournament to have all five of their golfers finish in the top-30 overall. Memphis finished just two strokes behind second place No. 36 Kentucky and seven strokes behind first place No. 27 Auburn.

Cory Gaylord led the Tigers with a 4-under 68. The round was tied for second best during the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. The strong finished also pushed Gaylord into a tie for eighth place overall in the tournament with a score of 214; his 2-under-par finish put him only four strokes behind the winner Clancy Waugh.

Lars Van Meijel shot a 71 in the final round, moving him into a tie for 17th overall with a 3-over-par 219. Thomas Perrot and Erwan Vieilledent finished tied for 20th overall, just one shot behind van Meijel with 220. Perrot shot a 2-under 70 Tuesday, while Erwan Vieilledent shot a four-over 76. Will Pearson round out the scoring with a 2-over 74, giving him a 221 and a 26th place finish for the tournament.

Running concurrently with the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, the USA Individual Tournament finished Tuesday afternoon in Mobile. The 71-par and 7,158 yard course was also at the Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course. The Tigers sent two individuals to compete, freshman David Long and sophomore John Luke Tyner. Long, competing in his first action since joining the team during the winter, finished tied for fourth out of 36, shooting a 9-over 222 over the three rounds. Tyner finished in 27th place, with a 23-over 236.

The Tigers will next be in action when the travel to the USF Invitational in Tampa, Fla. This will be the only tournament of the 2013-14 season when the Tigers travel to an American Athletic Conference foe hosted tournament. The Bulls currently rank No. 14 national according to golfstat.com. The three round tournament is set to run from Sunday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 4. 

Post. Team Player Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
3 Memphis 290 292 283 865
T8 Cory Gaylord 70 76 68 214
T17 Lars Van Meijel 74 74 71 219
T20 Thomas Perrot 77 73 70 220
T20 Erwan Vieilledent 71 73 76 220
T26 Will Pearson 75 72 74 221

Course:Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course:      Par 72 - 7212 Yards
current 
position
team scoring rounds total 
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
27 Auburn
-6 F   -2 290 282 286 858
2
36 Kentucky
E F   -1 293 284 287 864
3
41 Memphis
+1 F   -5 290 292 283 865
4
  Georgia State
+2 F   +1 287 290 289 866
5
  Middle Tennessee St.
+6 F   +2 290 290 290 870
6
  Mississippi
+11 F   +2 291 294 290 875
7
  Chattanooga
+14 F   +8 294 288 296 878
8
28 Wake Forest
+16 F   +4 297 291 292 880
9
  South Alabama
+20 F   +2 298 296 290 884
10
  Illinois State
+22 F   -1 303 296 287 886
11
  Davidson College
+23 F   +3 299 297 291 887
12
  Texas State
+28 F   +7 306 291 295 892
13
  Akron
+37 F   +4 305 304 292 901
14
  Southern Mississippi
+40 F   +18 300 298 306 904
15
  Samford
+45 F   +7 301 313 295 909

 

 

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