Tigers Place Fourth At Fall Beach Golf Classic
Oct. 28, 2003
Mobile, AL - The University of Memphis Tiger golf team, despite posting a final team round score of six under par 282, finished in fourth place at this year's University of South Alabama Fall Beach Classic. The event, which featured eight of the Top 100 ranked teams in the country, was won by the University of South Florida with a team score of 28-under par 836.
The Tigers, playing their best golf of the fall season, finished with a team total of 25-under par 839. Sophomore Clayton Ellis turned in rounds of 70-68-70--208 to tie for seventh place. Ellis' total score of 208 is the third lowest individual score in Tiger gold history and the lowest since Steve Metz turned in a score of 207 in the 1987 Dixie Intercollegiate.
South Alabama won the team title while Jacksonville State placed second at 837, Central Florida was third with a 838, Memphis came in fourth at 839 and Southern Mississippi rounded out the top five teams with a score of 847.
Barry Roof of Central Florida claimed the medalist honors with a three round score of 15 under par 201. Following Ellis on the Memphis squad were David Jeans, who posted a six under par total of 210 to finish 16th, Allan Thomas, who had a total of five under par 211 and tied for 17th, Richard Jones, who placed in a tie for 22nd at three under par 213 and Alan Weant, who carded a score of 217.
TEAM SCORES 1. South Florida 836 2. Jacksonville State 837 3. Central Florida 838 4. Memphis 839 5. Southern Miss 847 6. Charlotte 849 7. Louisville 851 8. Western Kentucky 853 9. LA-Monroe 858 Texas-Arlington 858 11. South Alabama 862 12. Middle Tennessee 865 13. Oral Roberts 868 14. New Orleans 869 15. Troy State 887