Tiger golfers in fifth at Landfall Tradition
Go Tigers! Sophomore Brad Benjamin was the lone Tiger at par on Friday
Go Tigers!
Sophomore Brad Benjamin was the lone Tiger at par on Friday
Go Tigers!

Oct. 27, 2006

WILMINGTON, N.C. - An even par 72 by sophomore Brad Benjamin was the highlight of the day for the University of Memphis men's golf team on day one of the 2006 Landfall Tradition. The Tigers are turned in a team score of 305 in Friday's first round, and are currently fifth in the 12-team field.

Benjamin had the best round of the day among the Tigers. His even-par 72 has him in a tie for third place, just one stroke behind co-leaders Mitch Cohlmia of Tulsa and Bobby Knowles of Kansas.

Juniors Kyle Ritchie and Ian Rochester are in good shape as they look to crack into the top-20. The classmates fired identical rounds of 4-over-par 76 and finished day one tied for 17th.

Meanwhile, freshmen Mark Trow and Kyle Peterman will have work to do on Saturday and Sunday as they look to recover from opening-round 81's. The two freshmen are tied for 48th after identical 9-over-par rounds.

As a team, the Tigers score of 305 leaves them in sole possession of fifth place entering Saturday's second round action. Memphis, which already owns two top-five finishes this fall, owns a one-stroke advantage over Indiana. The Tigers are six strokes behind third-place squads Ohio State and Kansas, nine strokes behind second-place Purdue, and ten strokes behind first-place Tulsa.

The Landfall Tradition will resume Saturday morning with second-round tee times beginning at 7:17 a.m. central time. Live scoring is available online at www.golfstat.com



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