@MemphisMGolf Ends First Day of Auburn Tiger Invitational in Third Place

March 10, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala. – The Memphis men’s golf team completed 36-holes during the first day of the Auburn Tiger Invitational Monday, finishing the day in third place with a score of 585 (+9). The Tigers shot a 1-over par in the first round, followed by a round of 296 (+8) to end the day. 

Junior Cory Gaylord paced the Tigers for the day, shooting two rounds of 71 (-1) for a total of 142 and putting him in eighth place individually. Freshman Lars Van Meijel closed followed him with a first round of 74 followed by a 73 in the afternoon round, putting him tied for 22nd place. Will Pearson finished just two strokes behind van Meijel with a first round of 73 and second round of 76 for a 149 (+5) and a tie for 26th place. Thomas Perrot matched Gaylord in the first round with 71, but shot an 80 (+8) in the second round for a 151 and putting him tied for 33rd entering the final day. Senior Erwan Vieilledent for an 83 in the first round, followed by a 76 in the afternoon for a 159 (+15). 

Playing as an individual, Florian Loutre shot a 78 in the morning round and followed that with a 74 in the second round, giving him a 152 (+9), giving him a tie for 39th on the individual leader board and only one shot behind Perrot.

The host team, No. 28 Auburn, finished the day with a 10-stroke lead with a 564 (-12), with No. 42 Kennesaw State the only other team to finish the day under par at 574 (-2). Memphis enters the final round with a one stroke lead over Mississippi State and four strokes ahead of Troy and the Auburn B-side. 

The final round of action will have a staggered start on holes 1 and 10, with the Tigers in the lead groups, paired with the leading Auburn squad and second place Kennesaw State. The final groups to tee off on the first hole, Memphis is set to have all golfers in action by 9:50 a.m., with Gaylord joining the individual leader Niclas Carlsson and No. 61 Jimmy Beck of Kennesaw State. Live stats will be available throughout the round and can be found here.

Course:Grand National Lake Course:      Par 72 - 7149 Yards
current 
position
team scoring rounds total 
score
to par thru today 1 2
1
28 Auburn
-12 F   -1 277 287 564
2
42 Kennesaw State
-2 F   -2 288 286 574
3
38 Memphis
+9 F   +8 289 296 585
4
  Mississippi State
+10 F   +2 296 290 586
T5
  Troy
+13 F   +12 289 300 589
T5
28 Auburn (B)
+13 F   +4 297 292 589
7
  Charlotte
+18 F   +2 304 290 594
8
  Jacksonville St.
+19 F   +6 301 294 595
9
  VCU
+22 F   +12 298 300 598
10
  Charleston Southern
+25 F   +15 298 303 601
11
  South Alabama
+29 F   +14 303 302 605
12
  Western Carolina
+41 F   +22 307 310 617
13
  Drexel
+53 F   +25 316 313 629
14
  Temple
+57 F   +23 322 311 633
15
  St. John's
+59 F   +35 312 323 635
Rank RD 1 RD 2 Total
3 Memphis 289 296 585
8 Cory Gaylord 71 71 142
T22 Lars Van Meijel 74 73 147
T26 Will Pearson 73 76 149
T33 Thomas Perrot 71 80 151
T62 Erwan Vieilledent 83 76 159

 

 

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