Tigers Defeat Mississippi State In Dual Match Competition
March 24, 2004
West Point, MS - Memphis senior Alan Weant shot rounds of 69-71 during 36-holes of competition and led his Tiger team to a dual match victory over Mississippi State at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.
Weant carded an opening round score of 69 to take a four shot lead after 18-holes of play and extended his lead to six shots at the end of play. It was the Memphian's first tournament victory since claiming medalist honors in the 2002 DePaul Blue Demon Invitational.
The University of Memphis won the team competition with a two round score of 587. Mississippi State, the host school, was second with a score of 610, 23 shots behind the Tigers.
The Tigers Richard Jones finished second in the one-day event with a two over par total of 146. Junior Allan Thomas tied for fourth at 150, while David Jeans tied for sixth at 151. Mississippi State's Daniel Boles placed third with a score of 149.
The dual match between Memphis and Mississippi State was set up due to the rain out of the Beau Chene Collegiate Classic at Southeastern Louisiana in February.
"Both schools were scheduled to play in Southeastern's tournament last month," said Memphis head coach Grant Robbins. "Because of the rain out we felt that we needed more competitive rounds before our next event. Since there were no tournaments available, we decided to have an old-fashion dual match."
1. Memphis 587
2. Mississippi State 610