Tiger Golf Places Second at 2012 Memphis Intercollegiate
Go Tigers! Will Pearson tied for fifth as an individual.
Go Tigers!
Will Pearson tied for fifth as an individual.
Go Tigers!

April 10, 2012

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. –University of Memphis redshirt sophomore Grant Milner shot a tournament third-round low of 70 and sophomore Will Pearson finished tied for fifth overall to help lead the Tigers to a second-place finish at the 2012 Memphis Intercollegiate Tuesday. Memphis finished the 54-hole tournament with a score of 893.

It was Memphis’ best finish of the 2012 spring season, and its second-straight top-five showing. The Tigers placed third at last week’s BancorpSouth Intercollegiate in Jackson, Miss.

The Tigers entered Tuesday’s final round six back of leader Kennesaw State (593-599), but made a charge on the final day. Milner’s 70 pulled Memphis to within two shots, and Pearson saved a bogey on the 18th hole to cut the Kennesaw State margin to one.

The Owls’ Matt Nagy put Kennesaw State up two shots with a birdie on No. 16, but shot a double-bogey on No. 18 to pull the Owls back into a tie with Memphis.

Kennesaw State’s Ben Greene then birdied the final hole to give the Owls the Memphis Intercollegiate title by a slim one-stroke margin of 892 to 893. Greene won individual medalist honors with a three-round score of 72-72-71—215.

Pearson led a quartet of Memphis golfers finishing in the top-20 with a fifth-place showing. He shot a 72-73-76—221. Memphis was the only team in the tournament to have four golfers place in the top-20.

On the strength of his tournament third-round low of 70, Milner placed in a tie for 15th, shooting a 78-77-70—225. Redshirt senior Jonathan Fly (75-77-75) and senior Jack Belote (71-76-80) tied for 18th, with both shooting a three-round total of 227. Junior Steve Lee placed 33rd with a score of 78-81-73—232.

Other Tigers competing as individuals were redshirt junior Carlson Cox (36th; 77-81-75—233), junior Lexus Keoninh (44th; 78-78-79—235), redshirt freshman Alex Hoffman (45th; 75-82-79—236), sophomore Erwan Vieilledent (63rd; 81-82-82—245) and redshirt freshman Cory Gaylord (63rd: 78-86-81—245).

After a week off from competition, the Tigers return to action Apr. 22-24 at the 2012 Conference USA Championships, which are slated to be held in Texarkana, Ark.




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