Tigers Tied for Seventh After One Round in St. Croix, Eight Shots off Lead
March 4, 2005
St. Croix, Virgin Islands - The Memphis men's golf team shot a four-over par 292 as a team on Friday in the first round of St. Croix Collegiate Classic in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 292 puts the Tigers in a tie for seventh place at the 17-team event being held at the Carambola Golf Club. Host Xavier and Rhode Island are tied for the lead as both teams shot a four-under 284 in the first round.
Andy Shiels led the Tigers with a first round of one-under 71 while fellow freshmen Ian Rochester and Robbie Greenwell each shot rounds of one-over 73. The fourth freshman in the starting lineup, Keven Fortin-Simard, shot a three-over 75 to round out the Tiger scorers. Allan Thomas shot an 81.
"Overall, as a team, we played a little bit better of a first round than we have our last few tournaments," said Memphis coach Grant Robbins. "We certainly aren't out of it after one day and if we can play good, clean, solid golf tomorrow and put ourselves within striking distance for Sunday, I think we'll be in good shape."
Complete, word-processed results were not available at the end of the day due to the distance factor. However, once they become available, they will be posted on the Memphis athletic website www.gotigersgo.com.
Round two of the three-day tournament takes place tomorrow beginning at 5:30 a.m. Central time, 7:30 a.m. local time.