Tigers Remain in Second Place, Still Two Shots Back After Two Rounds in Missouri
Oct. 11, 2004
St. Charles, Mo. - The Memphis men's golf team remained in the same place after two rounds as it had been after one, in second place and two shots back of the leaders at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge. The Tigers, which shot 1-under 283 in the first round, shot a 2-over 286 in round two and are now at 1-over par for the tournament. They trail both host Missouri and first-round leader Miami (Ohio), both of which are at 1-under for the tournament.
Memphis currently has four players in the top 20, plus ties, led by Andy Shiels, who shot a first round 68, including an eagle, and followed that up with a second round 72 and is at 2-under 140 and in fifth place alone. He is followed by teammate Allan Thomas, who is at 1-under 141 (69-72) and alone in sixth place. Justin Miers is in a tie for 11th place with a 1-over 143 (72-71). Keven Fortin-Simard rebounded from a 3-over first round with an even-par 71 in round two and is tied for 18th at 3-over 145. Rounding out the Memphis lineup is Clayton Ellis, who shot an 8-over 150 (77-73).
This is the third straight tournament that the Tigers have trailing going into the final round. They trailed by four strokes in both of their two previous tournaments. Memphis topped by Miami by 15 strokes at the Radrick Farms Intercollegiate and also topped Missouri by 17 in the same tournament. The Tigers also finished nearly 60 strokes ahead of Mizzou last week in Memphis.