Men's Golf Finishes Third at Memphis Intercollegiate
March 26, 2013
CORDOVA, Tenn. - After tying for sixth on day one at the ninth annual Memphis Intercollegiate, the University of Memphis men's golf team fired a 2-over-par 290 in the final round to finish third at Colonial Country Club.
For the team, Grant Milner helped the Tigers finish in front of four top-50 teams with a 54-hole score of 225 (+9) to tie for eighth. Milner moved up the leaderboard from 45th in the final round after shooting a 5-under-par 67, which tied for the lowest round score in the tournament.
Will Pearson was one stroke behind with a 226 after a 4-over-par 72 in the third round to tie for 12th, while Cory Gaylord jumped into the top 20 by tying for 19th with a 228 after a tournament-best 72 in the final round. Thomas Perrot also finished inside the top 25 with a 229 following a final-round score of 75 to tie for 24th. Rounding out the Memphis team was Steve Lee, who tied for 62nd with a 239.
Lexus Keoninh had the highest finish for Memphis with a seventh-place outing while competing as an individual. Keoninh fired a 224 following a 75 in the third round. John Luke Tyner tied for 19th in his third tournament of the year with a third-round tally of 76 to total 228. Carlson Cox climbed in the final round from 57th to 29th after a 71 to close out the tournament with a 231. Also competing for Memphis was Erwan Vieilledent, who tied for 42nd with a 234, while Alex Hoffman tied for 70th with a total of 244.
Austin Peay claimed the team title with an 897 (+33) while Louisiana-Lafayette finished two strokes back at 899. Louisville finished four strokes behind Memphis with 910 while No. 35 Vanderbilt rounded out the top five with a 912.
Memphis will compete in its final regular season tournament of the spring in two weeks at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point, Miss., Apr. 8-9.