Fly's Final Round 67 Leads Memphis at Jerry Pate
Oct. 12, 2010
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala.—Behind Jonathan Fly’s final round three-under-par 67, the University of Memphis golf team claimed sixth place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
Fly, who posted a 54-hole total of 214, finished in a tie for 10th position, marking his fourth career top-10 showing. Jack Belote posted scores of 76-68-71—215and finished in tie for 16th position. Steve Lee (74-73-74—221) and Grant Milner (78-71-72—221) finished in a tie for 32nd. Kody Alexander’s 54-hole score of 227 (76-75-76—227) left him in a share of 45th place.
The Tigers turned in team scores of 299-284-284—867 and finished in sixth place, just one stroke shy of fifth-place UNLV (279-293-294—866).
“We played well the last two rounds,” Tiger head coach Grant Robbins said. “We just have to keep working hard and getting better. We cannot afford to get off to slow starts.”
Auburn (275-281-273—829) posted a final round 273 to leapfrog day-one leader and nationally first-ranked Florida (278-276-282—836). Tournament-host Alabama finished third with a 54-hole score of 838 (281-278-279).
Memphis returns home and has two weeks off before hosting the eighth annual Memphis Intercollegiate Oct. 25-26. The Tigers finished seventh a year ago, paced by Lexus Keoninh’s 14th place showing.
The event is free and open to spectators, with live scoring to be available through www.golfstat.com.