Men's Golf in Tenth After Day One at Louisiana Classics
March 4, 2013
LAFAYETTE, La. - The University of Memphis men's golf team sits in tenth place after 36 holes at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette. The Tigers were as high as sixth at the beginning of the second round, but a rough ending to the day while battling 30-40 mph winds dropped Memphis down to tenth with one round remaining.
Freshman Thomas Perrot led the Tigers on Monday with a two-round score of 142 (-2) after rounds of 70 and 72 put him in fourth. Sophomore Cory Gaylord moved up the leaderboard in the second round with a 1-over-par 73, which tied him for 38th with a 151 (+7) after a 78 in the first round.
Junior Grant Milner tied for 53rd with scores of 78 and 76 for a 154 (+10) while senior Steve Lee fired 78 and 77 to total 155 (+11) and tie for 58th. Junior Will Pearson rounded out the Memphis squad with scores of 83 and 80 for a 163 (+19) to sit in 81st.
No. 20 Illinois leads the field by seven strokes with a 3-over-par 579 with Kansas sitting in second with a 10-over-par 586. No. 23 Kent State is one stroke back from the Jayhawks while Southeastern Louisiana (589, +13) and No. 38 Tulsa (590, +14) round out the top five.
Memphis begins the final round of play tomorrow with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.