Men's Golf Tied for First After One Round at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Oct. 12, 2012
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -The Memphis men's golf team had a strong outing in the first day of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate as the Tigers tied for first with No. 31 Tennessee with a score of 280 (-8) after one round of play on the par-72, 7,147-yard course.
"We played very well today," said head coach Grant Robbins. "The conditions were perfect for scoring and the guys all did a great job. There's a lot of golf left so we just have to keep it going."
The Tigers were led by junior Grant Milner, who tied for first with a 5-under-par 67 after firing six birdies on the day. Junior Will Pearson is also in the top-10, sitting in third with a 4-under-par 68.
Senior Steve Lee tied for 22nd after going even on the day while sophomore Cory Gaylord is tied for 40th with a 1-over-par 73. Rounding out the Memphis team is senior Lexus Keoninh, who is tied for 66th after carding a 6-over-par 78 in the first round.
After Friday's play, Memphis is ahead of four nationally-ranked teams. Virginia sits in third with a 284 while No. 12 Missouri and No. 21 Wake Forest are tied for fourth with 285. The Tigers are also ahead of No. 39 Virginia Tech, who is tied for seventh, and No. 37 Coastal Carolina, who is in tenth.
The Tigers will hit the course tomorrow morning at 11:50 a.m. ET as Keoninh starts off for the team. Fans can follow along with the tournament by visiting Golfstat.com for live scoring updates.