Tigers Move up to 11th in Second Round of Landfall Tradition
Oct. 30, 2004
Wilmington, N.C. - For the second straight day, the Memphis men's golf team shot an 8-over 296 as a team and ended second round play at the Landfall Tradition in 11th place at 16-over par for the tournament. The Tigers are 26 strokes behind first place Michigan State, which shot the low round of the day with a 3-under 285 and is at 10-under for the tournament.
The Tigers are ahead of 12th place Michigan by two strokes and trail 10th place and host UNC-Wilmington by nine strokes heading into final round play tomorrow.
Freshman Ian Rochester, getting his first tournament start, led the Tigers with a 1-under 71 in the second round. He is currently tied for 40th place at 6-over 150 (79-71) for the tournament. Justin Miers rebounded from his worst round of the year on Friday with a respectable 1-over 73 on Saturday, the second lowest scorer on the day for Memphis. Both Allan Thomas and Keven Fortin-Simard shot a 4-over 76 on the day. Thomas is currently in 26th place at 2-over 146 (70-76) and is the highest of any Memphis player in the individual standings. Fortin-Simard is tied for 32nd place at 4-over 148 (72-76). Andy Shiels rounded out the Memphis scoring with a 6-over 78 and is currently tied with Miers at 9-over 153 (75-78).
Will Shambley of UNC-Wilmington remains the individual leader at 10-under 134 (64-70). A pair of Duke Blue Devils follow him in second and third place.
The Landfall Tradition wraps up with final round play tomorrow morning.