Tigers Finish in a Tie for 11th Place after First Day at Louisiana Classics
March 8, 2010
LAFAYETTE, La. -
The Memphis men's golf team finished in a tie for 11th place at the end of day one at the 2010 Louisiana Classics at the Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, La. The Tigers fired a team score of 304 in the second round after turning in a combined first round tally of 289 in the morning session.
The Tiger golfers had to deal with soggy conditions in the second round of play after rain hit the Lafayette area near the conclusion of the opening round on Monday.
Steve Lee turned in a two-over-par 74 to lead the Tigers in the second round of play on Monday. Lee shot a one-over-par score of 73 in the opening round on Monday morning. The freshman from Hendersonville, Tenn., is in a tie for 28th place individually after the opening day of competition.
Jack Belote, who went into the second round in a tie for second place in the individual competion, was unable to match his first round tally. Belote turned in a four-over-par 76 in the second round after shooting a three-under-par 69 on Monday morning. The Tiger sophomore finished the day in a tie for 19th place.
Jonathan Fly turned in a 79 in the second round, to finish the day seven-over-par and in a tie for 45th place. Jeff Hall fired a 77 in the second round to end the day in a tie for 55th place and Lexus Keoninh also shot a 77 to cap the day off in a tie for No. 62 individually.
Tulsa, Illinois and LSU are in a three-way tie for the tournament lead after the first day. LSU finished the first round in a tie for eighth place but shot a second round team score of 277 to finish the day in a tie for first with Illinois and Tulsa. The Tigers are tied with the University of New Orleans for 11th place.
Scott Langley of Illinois finished the second round at the same place in the individual standings as he did the first round. Langley dominated the course at Oakbourne Country Club on day one shooting back-to-back rounds of 68 to finish off the day with a eight-under-par combined score of 136.
Three players currently find themselves four shots behind Langley at four-under-par. Phillip Westermann of Southeastern Lousiana turned in a 69 and a 71 in the first two rounds to find himself tied for second. Matt Eschenburg of Houston and Adam West of UAB both shot two rounds to end the day tied with Westermann for second.
The final round of the 25th-annual Louisiana Classics will commence with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., at the Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, La.