Tigers Have Top Five Finish At Palmetto Intercollegiate
March 16, 2004
Aiken, SC - Memphis junior Allan Thomas carded a final round score of 68 to tie for fifth place individually, while his University of Memphis Tiger golf team shot a team score of 293 to finish fifth in the 2004 Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, SC. Memphis had entered the final round in fourth place.
The University of South Carolina won the team competition with a three round score of 847. South Carolina-Aiken, the host school, was second with a score of 853, while Coastal Carolina dropped from second to third place with a team total of 857. Virginia Tech was fourth at 863 and Memphis rounded out the top five with a team total of 870. It was the Tigers' second top five finish of the spring season after winning the Matlock Collegiate Classic.
Thomas had opening rounds of 73-71 before carding his 68 over the final 18-holes. He finished the tournament with a one-under par total of 212. Thomas' fifth place tie marked his best tournament outing since his second place finish at the 2002 DePaul Blue Demon Invitational.
Erik Johansen of South Carolina won medalist honors with a score of nine under par 204. Following Thomas among the Tiger team was David Jeans, who fired rounds of 70-69-75 for an one over par score of 214. He tied for 12th. Mike Regenold tied for 33rd after posting a three round total of 223. Senior Alan Weant finish tied for 39th with a 224 and Clayton Ellis came in tied for 43rd at 225.
TEAM SCORES 1. South Carolina 847 2. South Carolina-Aiken 853 3. Coastal Carolina 857 4. Virginia Tech 863 5. Memphis 870 6. Purdue 872 7. Furman 873 8. Maryland 885 College of Charleston 885 10. South Florida 888 11. Florida State 905 12. VCU 910 Navy 910 14. Presbyterian College 921