Tigers Finish Seventh at Louisiana Classics
March 6, 2007
Lafayette, La. - The Memphis Tigers concluded the final round of the Louisiana Classics Tournament in Lafayette, La. Tuesday, taking home a seventh place finish. Junior golfer Kyle Ritchie led the Tigers, earning a top-20 finish.
Ritchie finished nine strokes behind the leader, earning an 11th place finish. The Corning, Iowa native reported a 2-under-par score of 214, shooting a 72 in the first round, a 71 in the second and a 71 in the final round. The junior was the only Tiger to finish in the top-20, earning his second top-20 finish for the year and the fifth of his career. Ritchie shot an even 4.00 average in par four scoring.
Freshman Brandon Bunn competed in his third tournament of his career, reporting a 2-over-par score of 218. Bunn finished 21st, shooting the lowest round of his career in the first round with a 67. In the second round, Bunn shot a 74 and a 77 in the final round. The Knoxville, Tenn. native earned a spot on the par three scoring leader board, reporting a 2.92 (-1) average.
Robbie Greenwell, the junior from Georgetown, Ontario, reported a 4-over-par score of 220. Greenwell fired a 75 in the first round, a 72 in the second and a 73 in the final round. The junior led the way for eagles, shooting two. Starting day two at the 38th position, Greenwell put on a solid performance improving to a 30th place finish.
Freshmen Hugo Lauzon and Jeff Hall finished in the top-70. Lauzon reported a 13-over-par score of 229, giving him 66th place. The Quebec native shot a 76 in round one, 79 in round two and 74 in the final round. Hall shot a 14-over-par 230 score, earning him 68th. The Franklin, Tenn. native shot the lowest round of his career in the second round, shooting a 72. In the first round Hall shot an 83 and reported a 75 in the final round.
Memphis finished seventh, reporting an 8-over-par score of 872. The Tigers finished with 2 eagles, led by Greenwell, 35 birdies and 176 pars. Coach Grant Robbins and his team averaged 3.15 (+9) on par three scoring, 4.19 (+29) on par four scoring and 4.88 (-7) on par five scoring.
Southeastern Louisiana won the tournament with a score of 851 (-13). Lamar finished six strokes back with a score of 867 (-7). Baylor took third place, reporting a score of 859 (-5). The individual medalist was Gary Woodland from Kansas. Woodland shot an 11-under-par 205 (70-65-70). In second place was Patrick Nagle from Illinois, reporting an 8-under-par 208 (69-69-70). SMU's Colt Knost finished third with a 7-under-par 209 (67-70-72).