Memphis Ends Season at NCAA West Regional

May 18, 2013

 

 
 
 
Team    Rounds Score
1 2 3 F
1. No. 1 California 265 276 280 821 -43
2. No. 11 TCU 276 285 280 841 -23
3. No. 24 Saint Mary's 267 290 285 842 -22
4. No. 13 USC 272 280 292 844 -20
T5. *Ball State 281 284 291 856 -8
T5. San Diego State 270 293 293 856 -8
7. Pacific 274 289 295 858 -6
8. No. 36 BYU 282 291 286 859 -5
9. Memphis 276 299 285 860 -4
T10. No. 49 Baylor 289 285 287 861 -3
T10. No. 25 Virginia Tech 277 288 296 861 -3
12. No. 37 North Texas 277 300 288 865 +1
13. Princeton 292 297 290 879 +15
14. St. Francis (Pa.) 300 314 313 927 +63
 *Won in tiebreaker 
Memphis Leaders
1 2 3 F
T20 Will Pearson 65 75 73 213 -3
T23 Cory Gaylord 67 76 71 214 -2
T52 Carlson Cox 71 72 77 220 +4
T52 Grant Milner 73 76 71 220 +4
T57 Thomas Perrot 73 79 70 222  +6

PULLMAN, Wash. - The University of Memphis men's golf team finished just five strokes from advancing to their second-straight NCAA Championship after a 54-hole score of 860 (-4) at the NCAA West Regional.

Memphis finished ninth out of 14 teams at the regional after carding a 3-under-par 285 in the final round to defeat three top-50 teams in No. 25 Virginia Tech, No. 37 North Texas and No. 49 Baylor. The top five teams moved on to the NCAA Championships with No. 1 California taking first with an 821 (-43). No. 11 TCU claimed second with an 841 (-23), one stroke in front of No. 24 Saint Mary's. No. 13 USC took fourth with an 844 (-20) while Ball State and San Diego State both tied for fifth at 856 (-8). Ball State went on to win the playoff, 19-20, to advance. UCS's Sam Smith and California's Michael Weaver tied for medalist honors with 202 (-14).

"I'm very proud of the entire team today," said head coach Grant Robbins. "They gave it everything they had, but came up four strokes short. It was a great learning experience for the young guys and something we will be able to carry over to next season."

Freshman Thomas Perrot led the Tigers in the third round with a 2-under-par 70 to tie for 57th with a three-round score to 222 (+6). Junior Will Pearson led Memphis with a 213 (-3) over the three-day event, tying for 20th after carding a 73 on the final day of competition. Sophomore Cory Gaylord finished one stroke behind at 214 after a 71 in the third round to tie for 23rd.

Junior Grant Milner carded his best round of the tournament with a 71 to tie for 52nd with a 220. Senior Carlson Cox tied with Milner after a 77 in the final round.

The Tigers end their season with five top-five finishes while making their third-straight regional appearance. Memphis returns seven letterwinners for the 2013-14 season, including four of the five players that competed in Pullman. The Tigers also bring in three newcomers to complete next season's roster.


 

 

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