No. 41 @MemphisMGolf 13th After First Day of Western Intercollegiate
April 12, 2014
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The University of Memphis men’s golf team completed first and second round action at the 68th Western Intercollegiate Saturday afternoon. The Tigers finished the first round tied for 12th place, but dropped to 13th after the second round.
No. 4 Stanford leads the field after the first day, shooting three under in the first round followed by one under in the second. They enter the final round of action as the only team under par in the field that features 10 top-50 teams.
Will Pearson shot 69 (-1) in the first round and shot 75 (+5). David Long, playing in his first tournament not as an individual competitor, had a very strong showing and finished two strokes behind Pearson. Long shot 75 (+5) in the first round, but followed that with a 71 (+1) in the afternoon round.
Cory Gaylord shot a 74 (+4) in the first round but better his score by one in the second round, finishing with a 73 (+3). Florian Loutre shot two rounds of 74, putting him eight-over-par heading into the final round. Lars Van Meijel shot a 73 (+3) in the first round, but struggled with a 79 in the afternoon round, he’ll enter the final round at 12-over-par. Thomas Perrot rounds out the scoring for the Tigers, shooting 77 (+7) in the first round and an 80 (+10) in the second round.
The same foursome style pairing will continue into the final round, with the Tigers in groups 19, 20, and 21 paired with golfers from Hawaii as part of the 8:30 a.m. PT shotgun start. Pearson and Long will be paired together and start from hole 15. Gaylord and Loutre will start from hole 16 and van Meijel and Perrot will start from hole 17.
Live stats for the round can be followed here.