Men's Golf in Third After Day One of Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate
Sept. 2, 2012
VERONA, N.Y. - After two rounds of play Sunday, the Memphis men's golf team is in third place with a 577 (+1) on the par-72 Kaluhyat Course at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate in Verona, N.Y.
"We just couldn't get anything going today," said head coach Grant Robbins. "We made some birdies but made too many bogeys and doubles and couldn't sustain any momentum. We just need to get off to a good start tomorrow and see what happens."
Junior Will Pearson and redshirt sophomore Alex Hoffman led the Tigers through the first 36 holes as the two finished 1-over-par on the day to sit in a tie for 12th, one stroke out of the top-10. Behind Pearson and Hoffman, senior Lexus Keoninh is tied for 22nd after rebounding from a 3-over-par 75 in the first round to fire an even par in the second round.
Redshirt freshman John Luke Tyner moved up in the leaderboard after round two with an even par, bettering his 6-over-par 78 in the first round. Tyner is in a tie for 31st through day one of competition. Competing as an individual, redshirt sophomore Cory Gaylord is tied for 36th after rounds of 75 and 76. Redshirt junior Grant Milner had the lowest score of the day for the Tigers, firing a 4-under-par 68 in the first round.
Host Missouri is currently in the lead with a score of 559 followed by Louisville with 568. The final round of play begins tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET. A complete recap of Monday's results will be posted at GoTigersGo.com at the conclusion of the tournament.