Tigers Win Mason Rudolph Championship
Sept. 26, 2010
FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Led by Jack Belote’s medalist performance, the University of Memphis golf team captured its first tournament title since 2008 Sunday at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Belote’s 54-hole total of 205 (66-69-70) is tied for the second lowest in program history (Andy Shields, Missouri Bluffs 2004-05). He is also the first Tiger to earn medalist honors in an event since Brad Benjamin in the 2007 Palisades Collegiate Classic.
The Tigers posted scores 274-284-284—842 to best runner-up South Carolina (285-279-280—844). Ole Miss (282-285-280—847), Oklahoma (274-292-284—848), and Middle Tennessee (292-284-274—850) rounded out the top five.
Belote’s 54-hole total of eight-under-par topped South Carolina’s Blaine Woodruff (69-67-70—206) by one stroke in the individual competition. Will Kropp (65-74-69—208) from Oklahoma finished in third position.
Jonathan Fly finished in a tie for fourth position with scores of 69-72-68—209. His 54-hole total of 209 ties his previous career-low set at the 2009 Sam Hall Intercollegiate and is tied for the 12th lowest in program history.
Memphis will return to action Oct. 4-5 when it travels to Raleigh, N.C. for the Wolfpack Intercollegiate hosted by North Carolina State.