Tiger Golf in Ninth at Sam Hall Intercollegiate
Sept. 13, 2010
HATTIESBURG, Miss.— Paced by day one scores of 74-66 from Carlson Cox, the University of Memphis golf team turned in rounds of 291-277 on day one of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
The Tigers are in ninth position after posting a two-round score of 568 (291-277). Memphis is only nine shots behind day one leader Kennesaw State (278-281—559). Louisiana Lafayette (286-274—560) and Louisiana Tech (279-282—561) are in second and third position respectively.
“We got off to a bit of a poor start today,” Memphis head coach Grant Robbins said. “The guys bounced back with solid rounds in the afternoon, which should give us some momentum heading into tomorrow.”
Cox’s two-under-par first day total (140) earned him a tie for eighth position heading into the final round Tuesday. Andrew Noto of Louisiana-Lafayette (68-65—133) holds a one-stroke advantage over Jeff Kurlsson (65-69—134) of Kennesaw State. First round leader Derek Plucienski of Southern Miss followed up his tournament-record first round 63 with a 73 and sits in third position
Jonathan Fly, who led the Tigers in round one with a 69, turned in a one-over-par 72 in the second round and finds himself in a tie for 20th. Grant Milner posted a three-under-par 68 in round two after an opening round 75 and is in a tie for 31st position. Lexus Keoninh (74-71) and Steve Lee (74-72) are in ties for 38th and 47th, respectively.
“The guys are all hitting it well,” Robbins said. “If we can get some putts to fall, we can still win this thing.”
Round three of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate tees of Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. (CDT). Check back with www.gotigersgo.com for final scores, statistics, and all other pertinent information from the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.