Tigers Fall to 17th in Second Round of LSU Spring Invitational
April 2, 2005
Baton Rouge, La. - The Memphis men's golf team shot a 26-over 314 as a team on Saturday and slipped from 16th to 17th place in the second round of the LSU Spring Invitational. The Tigers trail 16th place South Florida by 14 strokes heading into final round play tomorrow at the University Club.
Justin Miers was the lone bright spot for the Tigers in the second round. He shot a three-over 75, improving by one stroke from his first round score of 76. He is tied for 40th overall at seven over 151 (76-75). Ian Rochester shot another six-over 78 and is at 12-over 156 (78-78) for the tournament in 72nd place. Keven Fortin-Simard carded a 79 and is tied for 76th place. Lewis Clarke and Andy Shiels both shot 82s in the second round, one of which had to count toward the team score.
Host LSU shot the low round of the day, a two-over 290 to take the lead heading into the final round at six-over 582. They lead second place Lamar by eight strokes. Individually, LSU's Beck Troutman is the leader at three-under 141, the only player in the field under par for the tournament.
The Tigers will once again tee off from the 10th tee between 8:00 a.m. and 8:32 a.m. tomorrow in the final round.