Belote Leads Memphis into First at Mason Rudolph Championship
Sept. 25, 2010
FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Jack Belote posted his second straight sub-70 round to lead Memphis into the outright lead after two rounds at the Mason Rudolph Championship. Belote leads the tournament with scores of 66-69 at Vanderbilt Legends Club’s South Course.
Memphis posted an even-par team total of 284 in the second round and leads South Carolina (285-279—564) by seven strokes with one round left to play. Oklahoma, which was tied with Memphis after the first round is in third after turning in a eight-over-par 292 on day two.
Belote (66-69—135) holds a one-stroke advantage over Blaine Woodruff of South Carolina on the individual leader board. His 36-hole total is tied for the second-lowest individual mark in program-history, tying the mark of David Jeans (Landafall Tradition; 2003-04).
“Jack is hitting the ball extremely well and playing with a great deal of confidence right now,” Memphis head coach Grant Robbins said.
A trio of Tigers is tied for eighth position after posting 36-hole totals of 141 (-1). Jonathan Fly (69-72—141), Steve Lee (71-70—141), and Carlson Cox (68-73—141) are all in the top-10 heading into Sunday’s final round. Grant Milner is in a tie for 39th position after posting consecutive scores of 73.
The Tigers are seeking their first championship since winning the rain-shortened CSU Spring Invitational in March 2008.