Peterman's 66 Pushes Tigers into Sixth
Oct. 23, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Freshman Kyle Peterman tied the fourth-lowest 18-hole mark in school history and Junior Ian Rochester stayed consistent by posting his second consecutive 75 as the University of Memphis golf team moved from eighth up to sixth after round two of the Mason Rudolph Invitational.
Peterman, who is making his debut in the Tiger lineup, posted a 77 on Sunday, but rebounded by shaving 11 strokes off of his first-round score. Peterman's second round 6-under-par 66 tied the fourth-lowest round in school history last recorded by Allan Thomas at the 2003 Raising Cane Tournament.
Peterman's two-day total of 143 (77-66) makes him the lowest Tiger in the field and vaults him from 44th place after Sunday into a four way tie for fourth-place, just two strokes off the lead entering Tuesday's final round.
Rochester backed up his teammate with his second consecutive 3-over-par 75. Rochester sits in a five-way tie for 22nd after carding a 150 (75-75) after two rounds, but remains just one stroke behind the top-20.
Sophomore Brad Benjamin and freshman Mark Trow remain in striking distance of the top-20 after finishing Monday tied for 40th. Benjamin and Trow turned in second round totals of 79 and 78, respectively, to their 153's. The teammates remain four strokes behind the top-20.
Junior transfer Kyle Ritchie rounded out the Tiger lineup on Monday with a second round total of 80. Ritchie's 159 (79-80) puts him in a tie for 65th entering the final round.
Through two rounds, the Tigers have posted a team score of 599 (301-298), just one stroke behind fifth place Middle Tennessee State and five strokes behind C-USA rival Rice for fourth place.
Tuesday's final round action is set to tee off at 8:00 a.m. central time.