Tigers in third after Day One of Memphis Intercollegiate
Oct. 25, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Soggy conditions couldn't dampen the play at Colonial Country Club, site of the seventh-annual Memphis Intercollegiate, Monday. Thirty-six holes of golf were completed in the first two rounds of the Tiger-hosted tournament, with the third and final round to be completed Tuesday.
After two rounds of play, Akron leads the proceedings with a 10-over par 586 (293-293), with Lucas Murray leading the way at an even par 144 (73-71). South Alabama is second at 14-over par (293-297).
Memphis is tied for fourth overall with Arkansas State, at 17-over par. At just seven shots off the pace, the Tigers are more than capable of making up ground with some strong final-round scores.
Round one started slow for the Tigers, with an 8 a.m. start and damp conditions making the course slow through the first 18 holes. That failed to deter junior Jack Belote, who led the Tigers in round one with a one-under par 71, including an eagle and two birdies.
Junior Jonathan Fly shot an even par 72 for Memphis, with three birdies and three bogeys canceling each other out in his round.
Akron's Charlie Bull and South Alabama's Jack Hiluta tied for the round one lead with each cranking out a three-under par round of 69.
The second round started with clearer skies and warmer weather, giving the greens a slightly better roll, but it did not translate to better rounds for the Tigers as a team, who shot the exact same 296 team score as they did in round one.
Belote and Fly paced the Tigers again, with Fly's one-over par 73 leading the round. Belote and sophomore Lexus Keoninh each finished round two with a score of 74.
Hiluta from South Alabama was in sole possession of the lead after round two, a round in which he held steady at three-under par. Charlie Bull, the round one co-leader, came apart in the second 18, firing an 80 to fall into a tie for 24th upon completion of 36 holes.
Sophomore Carlson Cox did not participate in the Tiger team score, but finished the second round second overall among individuals, shooting a two-under par (71-71) 142 in his two rounds. As an individual, Cox can win the individual title but will not contribute to the Tigers overall score.
Tomorrow's staggered start will kick off at 8 a.m., with the leaders supposed to begin play at around 10:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com