No. 37 @MemphisMGolf Finishes Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Tied for 11th
April 8, 2014
WEST POINT, Miss. – The University of Memphis men’s golf team completed action at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Tuesday afternoon, shooting a 297 (+9) in the final round to put them at 878 (+14) for the tournament, tying with Louisiana for 12th place in the 15 team field.
The host school, Mississippi State, took home the team championship with a score of 859 (-5). They shot the lowest 2nd round score (282) in the field and then shoot 281 (-7) in the third round to edge Cincinnati by one stroke.
Cory Gaylord had his best round to finish the tournament, shooting a 70 (-2) to put him at 215 (-1) after the 54-holes and tying him with three others for ninth place individually. Gaylord shot even par in the first round, followed by 73 in the second around before finishing the tournament with a round of 70.
Will Pearson finished seven strokes behind Gaylord, shooting three rounds of 74 in the tournament to finish with 222 (+6) and tied for 41st place. Thanks to 14 golfers scoring 222, Thomas Perrot and Florian Loutre both tied for 55th place despite being just one stroke behind Pearson. The sophomore duo each finished with scores of 223 (+7). Perrot shot rounds of 74, 70 and 79 in the tournament, while Loutre scored 71, 74 and 78.
Lars Van Meijel rounded out the scoring for the Tigers, shooting 228 (+12) for the tournament, with rounds of 73, 80 and 75.
The Tigers will head west to Santa Cruz, Calif. for their next tournament with The Western Intercollegiate being held April 12-13 at the Pasatiempo Golf Club. 14 teams will compete in the tournament that enters it's 68th year. Cal Berkeley took the 2013 title with a score of 1051 (+1), beating out mostly west coast teams. This year Cal returns, along with host institution San jose State, Arizona State, San Diego State, Stanford, UC Irvine, Hawaii, Oregon, Southern California, Texas, UTEP, Washington, SMU and Memphis. The tournament will be the final competition for the Tigers before the american Conference Championship April 27-29.