Tigers Finish Fifth at Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

Sept. 25, 2012

Team Rounds Score
1 2 3 F
1. LSU 286 290 288 864 E
2. Houston 292 279 298 869 +5
3. North Texas 288 293 292 873 +9
4. UAB 292 285 299 876 +12
5. Memphis 290 288 299 877 +13
6. North Florida 292 295 293 880 +16
7. Tulsa 289 289 303 881 +17
8. Kennesaw State 296 292 305 893 +29
9. Southern Miss 313 298 298 909 +45
10. Dartmouth 309 296 308 913 +49
11. Southeastern Louisiana 301 305 311 917 +53
Memphis Leaders
1 2 3 F
T8 Will Pearson 74 71 71 216 E
T8 Grant Milner 71 71 74 216 E
T36 Steve Lee 71 76 80 227 +11
T36 Erwan Vieilledent 79 70 78 227 +11
T41 Lexus Keoninh 74 78 76 228 +12

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -The Memphis Tiger golf team tallied a score of 877 (+13) over the two-day Shoal Creek Intercollegiate to finish fifth in the competitive 11-team field. For the tournament, the Tigers shot 290, 288 and 299 to finish just four strokes out of the top-three.

Juniors Will Pearson and Grant Milner led the Tigers through 54 holes as the two tied for eighth with 216 (E). Pearson moved up the leaderboard in the final round, finishing with five birdies for a 1-under-par 71 in the third round, while Milner turned in a 2-over-par 74 in the final round of play.

Junior Erwan Vieilledent finished with a 6-over-par 78 on the day for a total score of 227 (+11) during the two-day event to tie for 36th with teammate Steve Lee, who fired an 8-over-par 80 in the final round. Right behind Vieilledent and Lee was senior Lexus Keoninh, who carded a 4-over-par 76 to bring his tournament score to 228 (+12) to tie for 41st.

LSU took the team title with a score of 864 (E), five strokes ahead of second-place Houston. No. 29 North Texas grabbed third with an 873 (+9), while UAB finished one stroke ahead of the Tigers with an 876. The Tigers edged out No. 14 North Florida by three strokes and four ahead of conference foe, Tulsa. North Texas' Rodolfo Cazaubon and LSU's Stewart Jolly and Curtis Thompson tied for the individual title as all three shot a 210 (-6), three strokes ahead of fourth.

The Tigers will return to action, Oct. 12-14, when they compete in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, hosted by East Tennessee State, at the Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn.



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