Tigers Alone in Second Place After Two Rounds of Memphis Intercollegiate
Oct. 4, 2004
Cordova, Tenn. - The Memphis men's golf team shot a second round of 2-over 290, three strokes lower than its morning round, to pick up two strokes over first-place Central Florida and close to within four strokes entering final round play tomorrow morning at the Memphis Intercollegiate held at the Colonial Country Club South Course. The Golden Knights lead the field with a 3-over 579 (287-292). Memphis is now at seven-over 583.
The Tigers' 290 in the second round was tied for the second lowest along with Mississippi State and Louisville. Xavier owned the low round of the afternoon with an even-par 288 to pull into third place at nine-over 585, just two strokes behind Memphis. The Tigers will enter the final round tomorrow down by four strokes, exactly the same amount of strokes they were down entering the final round at last month's Radrick Farms Intercollegiate, which they tied for first place in.
Individually for the Tigers, both Keven Fortin-Simard (71-73) and Justin Miers (72-72) are in a four-way tie for sixth place along with Daryl Fathauer of Louisville and Steven Bain of UCF at even par 144. Fathauer owned the low individual round of the afternoon as he put up a 67 after shooting a 77 in the morning round.
The individual leader of the tournament is Neal Grusczynski of Xavier with a 3-under 141 (72-69). There is a four-way tie for second at 1-under that includes two UCF golfers in Andreas Hoegberg (70-73) and Stefan Wistorf (73-70).
For the Tigers, senior Allan Thomas owned the low round of the afternoon as he shot a 70 after putting up a 77 in the morning. He is tied for 17th place at 3-over 147. Other finishers for the Tigers include Andy Shiels in 34th place with a 6-over 150 (75-75) and Robbie Greenwell at 7-over 151 (75-76).
Memphis also had five players playing individually, meaning their scores did not count in the team totals. Freshman Ian Rochester shot a 2-over 146 (73-73) and is in a tie for 12th place on the leaderboard while Clayton Ellis shot a 4-over 148 (73-75) and is in 22nd place. Mike Regenold and Lewis Clarke each shot an 11-over 155 while Gavin Aldridge put up a 156.
The Memphis Intercollegiate wraps up tomorrow morning at Colonial Country Club with tee times beginning at 8:00 a.m. The leaders are expected to wrap up their rounds between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held following the final round to honor the team and individual medalists and runners-up.