Tigers in Eighth Place Entering Final Round of Louisiana Classics
March 5, 2007
Lafayette, La. - The Tigers enter the final round of the Louisiana Classics in eighth place, with two Tigers in the top-20. After day one of action, Memphis stays solid finishing in eighth, just 17 points behind the tournament leader, Southeastern Louisiana.
Freshman golfer Brandon Bunn leads the Tigers with a score of 141, giving him an 11th place finish after two rounds. The Knoxville, Tenn. native is also on the leader board for pars and par four scoring. Bunn finished with 27 pars and a 3.95 (-1) par four scoring average.
Kyle Ritchie tied for 15th after day one of action, reporting a score of 143. The junior golfer from Corning, Iowa reported a 72 in round one and a 71 in round two, making him one of two Tigers in the top-20.
Junior Robbie Greenwell is third on the Tiger team, reporting a score of 147. Greenwell finished 38th, where he is tied after two rounds. The Georgetown, Ontario native leads the tournament field in eagles, with two.
Freshman golfers Hugo Lauzon and Jeff Hall each shot a score of 155, giving them a tied seat for 69th place leading into the final round. Lauzon shot a 76 in round one and finished with a 79 in round two. Hall shot an 83 in round one and concluded with a 72 in round two.
Memphis finished day one with a 3.07 (+3) in par three scoring, 4.25 (+25) in par four scoring and 4.82 (-7) in par five scoring. The Tigers lead the tournament in eagles, with a total of two, coming from Greenwell. Memphis is in seventh place in pars with 113.
After concluding the tournament with a third place finish last year, the Tigers are looking to improve from that finish. Memphis is looking to go into the final round with a solid performance, and hopefully to finish with three players in the top-20, an improvement from last year.
Gary Woodland of Kansas leads the tournament for an individual honor, firing a 135 in 36 holes. Woodland is only two strokes ahead of SMU's Colt Knost and Aaron O'Callaghan of Southeastern Louisiana, each with a score of 137.
Southeastern Louisiana leads the tournament with Lamar University in second, with a score of 568. In third is Louisiana-Lafayette, reporting a score of 569.