Tigers Finish 13th at the Border Olympics
March 18, 2007
LAREDO, Texas - The Tigers concluded the third and final round of the Border Olympics today, finishing 13th after 54 holes. Memphis shot a 32-over-par score of 896 (297-297-302). The Tigers were looking to improve their 2nd place finish from last year, but fell short.
The Tigers went into day two in 13th place, and managed to hold on to that spot throughout the final round. Memphis averaged 3.20 (+12) on par three scoring, 4.28 (+42) on par four scoring and 4.95 (-3) on par five scoring. The Tigers shot 163 pars and 37 birdies in the tournament, putting them on the leader board in those categories.
Ian Rochester was the lowest finisher for the Tigers, shooting a 1-over-par score of 217. The junior went into day two in 22nd place and finished in 26th. Rochester led the tournament in par three scoring with an average of 2.83 (-2), and was the leader in pars with 42.
The second lowest finisher on the Tiger team was junior Robbie Greenwell. He went into the final round in 47th, but wasn't able to hold on to that spot. Greenwell shot a 9-over-par score of 225, giving him 58th place.
Junior golfer Kyle Ritchie was able to move up a spot from day one, finishing 77th. Ritchie shot a 19-over-par score of 235.
Lamar University won the tournament, shooting a 29-under-par score of 835 (285-270-280). Baylor University finished second with a 10-under-par score of 854 (284-289-281). Following them was Vanderbilt University with a 6-under-par score of 858 (285-281-292). The medalist for the Border Olympics was Justin Harding of Lamar, reporting a10-under-par score of 206 (71-67-68).
The Tigers will compete in the USA Spring Classic March 26-27 in Mobile, Ala.