Tigers Tied for Fifth After Two Rounds in Season-Opening Tournament
Sept. 17, 2005
Wayzata, Minn. - The Memphis men's golf team shot team rounds of 17-over par 305 and 11-over 299 in the first and second rounds of the Gopher Invitational and is tied for fifth place in the 12-team field after two rounds at the first tournament of the year for the Tigers. The extremely strong tournament field features 10 teams that qualified for NCAA Regionals last year. Individually, Keven Fortin-Simard is tied for sixth place with three other golfers at two-over par 146, three shots back of the leaders.
The Tigers' 17-over 305 in round one left them in eighth place after the first round. However, they rebounded by shooting six shots better in the afternoon round at the Par 72 Spring Hill Golf Club. Host Minnesota leads the team standings at nine-over par 585 (301-284). Purdue and Washington are tied for second, each 11 shots back at 20-over. Georgia State is fourth at 23-over and the Tigers are tied with Stanford at 28-over, one shot ahead of seventh place Indiana and two shots ahead of eighth place Notre Dame.
Individually for Memphis, Fortin-Simard carded a pair of one-over 73s in his first two rounds to lead the Tigers. Mike Regenold, playing as a member of the starting lineup for the first time since the 2003-04 season, is tied for 24th at seven-over 151 (73-78). His first round 73 left him in a tie with Fortin-Simard for third place after the first round. Clayton Ellis is next at 10-over 154 (79-75) and in a tie for 33rd. Robbie Greenwell is just one shot behind Ellis at 11-over 155 (80-75) while Ian Rochester is tied for 40th at 12-over 156 (80-76).
The final round is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring of the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com of by following the link below.