Tigers Tied for Second in Mobile Bay Intercollegiate
Feb. 21, 2010
Preston McClellan, Undergraduate Assistant -
MOBILE, Ala.—Jack Belote and Jeff Hall fired opening round 72’s to lead the University of Memphis golf team into a tie for second after one round of play at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. Belote and Hall are tied with five other players for ninth place individually.
Both Hall and Belote had their inconsistencies on the course but managed to grind it out for solid opening rounds. Belote carded four birdies, a bogey, and a double-bogey, while Hall posted an eagle to go along with two birdies, two bogeys, and one double-bogey.
Jonathan Fly turned in an opening round one-over-par 73 to earn a tie for 16th place. Parker Rush fired a career-low 74 in the first round to grab a share of 26th place. Steve Lee is in a tie for 86th after posting an 81.
Memphis posted a team total of 291 and is in a tie with Ole Miss for second place after one round of competition. The Tigers are just one stroke behind first round leader Vanderbilt. This is the first time Memphis has been in the top-three after the first round since the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
Kent Bulle (MTSU) scorched the Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course and posted a first round 67 to take a three stroke lead in the individual competition.
Nate McCoy (Iowa State), Jeff Kellen (Illinois State), Trey DelGreco (Vanderbilt), and Jack Hiluta (South Alabama) are all tied for second after turning in opening-round 70’s.
The second round of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate is set to get underway at 7:30 am (CST) Monday morning with players starting on holes one and 10.