Men's Golf Falls to Eighth in Final Round at Old Waverly
April 9, 2013
WEST POINT, Miss. - The University of Memphis men's golf team could not mount a comeback in the final round of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship as the Tigers finished eighth with a three-round total of 890 (+26) to close out the team's regular season slate.
Will Pearson led the Tigers over the two-day event with a 6-over-par 222 after a 4-over-par 76 in the third round to tie for 20th. Cory Gaylord was one stroke back from Pearson to finish tied for 25th after a 75 on Tuesday. Grant Milner and Thomas Perrot also finished in the top 30 by tying for 27th with a 224. Milner tied his best round of the tournament with a 74 while Perrot finished with a 77 in the final round. Carlson Cox tied for 34th with a 226, carding a third-round score of 74.
John Luke Tyner competed as an individual during the tournament, tying for 56th with a 54-hole score of 231 following a 77 in the final round of play.
No. 28 Mississippi State and UAB tied for first with a 3-over-par 867, but MSU bested UAB in a tiebreaker to take the team crown. No. 48 South Alabama was nine strokes back at 876 to take third, while Southeastern Louisiana finished in fourth with a total of 880, eight strokes in front of fifth-place Cincinnati.
Memphis takes two weeks off before it heads to the Conference USA Championships at the Texarkana Country Club, Apr. 21-23, in Texarkana, Ark.