@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.