Milner Takes Individual Title at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Oct. 14, 2012
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - Junior Grant Milner won his first collegiate tournament of his career as the native of Knoxville finished with a score of 206 (-10) to win by two strokes at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. The Tigers finished fourth with a total of 860 (-4) after a third-round score of 289 (+1) for their third top-five finish of the fall season.
Milner's 54-hole score tied him for fourth in school history with Tim Roop, who fired a 206 at the Glen Red Jacoby Tournament in 1990. Milner recorded 17 birdies in the three rounds to stay at the top of the leaderboard.
"I'm very proud of Grant," said head coach Grant Robbins. "He played incredibly well the first two days but I'm most proud of how he handled himself today. He played with a great deal of poise and was clutch down the stretch."
Junior Will Pearson finished with a 2-over-par 74 in the final round to tie for 17th with a 217, while sophomore Cory Gaylord ended the tournament with his best 18-hole score as he finished with four birdies to shoot a 1-under-par 71 in the third round. Gaylord tied for 23rd with a score of 218.
Senior Steve Lee finished with a 5-over-par 77 in the third round to finish with a 224 and tie for 56th over the three-day tournament. Senior Lexus Keoninh fired three birdies for a 72 on the day, his best round of the tournament, to finish 65th with a 54-hole score of 228.
No. 12 Missouri won the team title with an 857 (-7), one stroke in front of No. 31 Tennessee. UNC-Wilmington finished one stroke ahead of the Tigers, shooting -7 in the final round to move up the leaderboard. Virginia rounded out the top-five with an 861 (-3).
The Tigers will complete their fall tournament schedule next week at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, Oct. 19-20, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.