Tigers Finish in tie for Seventh at 26th Annual Louisiana Classics
March 8, 2011
LAFAYETTE, La. - Jonathan Fly carded a final-round 69 and Carlson Cox posted a fifth-place individual finish en route to leading the University of Memphis golf team into a share of seventh place at the 26th Annual Louisiana Classics.
"We had a good round today," University of Memphis head coach Grant Robbins said. "I'm proud of the way the guys bounced back after we put ourselves in a hole yesterday. We just need to continue working hard and get better."
Cox posted rounds of 72-68-75--215 to earn his second top-10 finish of the 2010-11 season. Fly finished with a three-round total of 221 (77-75-69) and landed in a tie for 25th individually. Steve Lee turned in a two-under-par 70 in the final round to climb into a tie for 30th individually, while Grant Milner finished in a tie for 51st with a 54-hole score of 226 (73-78-75). Jack Belote finished in a tie for 74th position with rounds of 77-78-79.
The Tigers' 289 (+1) in the final round moved them up into a tie for seventh with Conference USA foe and 38th-ranked Tulsa as both teams finished with a 54-hole score of 884. Illinois won the event with scores of 288-282-284--854, beating out second-place finisher LSU (283-287-290--860) by six strokes. Tournament-host Louisiana-Lafayette (290-287-293--870) finished third.
John Hahn (Kent State) posted rounds of 70-66-70 (-10) at Oakbourne Country Club to claim medalist honors. Andrew Loupe (LSU) and Luke Guthrie (Illinois) finished tied for second with a 54-hole totals of 210 (-6).
Memphis returns to the course on March 27-29 when the Tigers travel to Greensboro, Ga. for the Linger Longer Invitational.