Tiger Freshman in Eighth Entering Final Round
Feb. 19, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. - Memphis freshman golfer Hugo Lauzon is tied for eighth place going into the final round of the Rio Pinar Invitational with a score of 144 (70-74). As a team, the Tigers are in 17th place entering the final round, with a score of 609 (304-305) after two rounds. The Tigers enter into the final round hoping for a top ten finish to add to their four top-ten finishes so far this year.
Lauzon is competing in the tournament as an individual. He was the lowest finisher for the Tigers after two rounds of the tournament. In the first round, Lauzon was tied for fourth place with a score of 70 (36-34). Lauzon will look to make up eight strokes to catch up with Tulsa's Brett Myers (136).
Junior Kyle Ritchie shot a 151 (76-75) after two rounds and is the second lowest finisher for the Tigers. After round one, Ritchie was tied for 59th, but is currently sitting at 60th, hoping to get into the top 20 going into the final round.
Senior Lewis Clarke posted a two round score of 153 (77-76), where he is tied for 73rd. He started out in 71st place after the first round with a score of 77 (36-41). Clarke is currently two strokes behind Ritchie and nine strokes behind Lauzon.
Junior Robbie Greenwell is tied with teammate Clarke, after two rounds. With a score of 153 (76-77), he is hoping to move up into the top 20 by the end of the final round. Greenwell started out in 59th place following the first round.
Junior Ian Rochester and Freshman Mark Trow are tied for 85th after two rounds, both reporting a score of 155. Rochester finished the first round in 79th and Trow finished as the Tigers second lowest finisher after round one with a score of 75 (41-34), which put him in 46th place. Both are looking to improve during the final round of the tournament.
Following the first round, the Tigers were tied for 16th place with a first round total of 304, but finished the second round with a score of 609. Going into the final round, the Tigers are looking to improve their last year finish of eighth place. Last year, Memphis had two players finish in the top 20, and they are looking to improve from that performance as they conclude the tournament tomorrow.
After the first day, Tulsa leads the way with a score of 572 (288-284), followed by Chattanooga with a score of 575 (284-291). Brett Myers from Tulsa leads the way with an individual score of 136 (68-68). Chattanooga's Bryce Ledford and Jonathan Hodge are tied for second along with Callum Macaulay from Ole Miss, each reporting a 141.