No. 37 @MemphisMGolf Enters Final Round of USF Invitational in Sixth Place
March 3, 2014
DADE CITY, Fla. – The Memphis men’s golf team completed round two action at the USF Invitational Monday. The Tigers finished the round in sixth place after a 1-over 289 stroke performance. No. 33 South Florida, the host institution, shot an impressive 19-under par 269 to push their score to 26-under on the tournament and jump out into a nine stroke lead over No. 20 Florida State who finished the day at 17-under.
Freshman Lars Van Meijel led the Tigers on Monday, shooting a 2-under 70, followed closely by junior Cory Gaylord who finished with a 1-under 71. Sophomore Thomas Perrot and senior Will Pearson each completed the second round with 2-over 74 stroke performances. Senior Erwan Vieilledent rounded out the action for the Tigers Monday with a 3-over 75.
Despite finishing Monday over par, Pearson enters the final 18-holes tied for sixth place individually with a tournament score of 6-under thanks to his first round of 64 on Sunday. Three ranked players sit at the top of the leaderboard, with No. 21 Brian Campbell of Illinois holding a four stroke lead at 13-under. No. 62 Chase Koepka of South Florida and No. 40 Adam Schenk of Purdue sit tied for second place at 9-under.
The final round of action at the USF Invitational will again see a staggered start with players starting either on the first hole or beginning their day on the back nine. The Tigers will be in groups seven through 10, with Perrot starting things for Memphis at the first hole at 8:50 a.m. with Vieilledent , van Meijel, Gaylord and Pearson following him, with Pearson starting action at 9:30 a.m.