Tigers Compete in Carter Plantation Intercollegiate
March 24, 2006
For Immediate Release
SPRINGFIELD, La. - Having consistently improved in each spring tournament thus far, the University of Memphis men's golf team will look to continue the trend in the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate beginning Monday. The tournament hosted by Southeastern Louisiana at the Carter Plantation Golf Course will begin with 36-holes the first day and conclude with a final 18-hole third round on Tuesday.
The Tigers are led by sophomore Keven Fortin-Simard who is the reigning Golfweek, Golf World and Conference USA Player of the Week. Fortin-Simard is ranked No. 16 by Golfweek. No other Memphis golfer is ranked higher than 336. The Roberval, Quebec native has won two out of three spring tournaments and is averaging a 69.3.
Sophomore Ian Rochester will once again compete in the No. 2 spot in the tournament. Rochester is averaging a 73.8 in the spring and tied for 28th at the Border Olympics. Also competing in the tournament is senior Mike Regenold who has a 74.2 spring average, sophomore Robbie Greenwell (74.2) and junior Lewis Clarke (73.8).
Memphis is ranked No. 70 by Golfweek and is one of five teams in the top 100 competing in the tournament. Other top 100 teams competing are tournament host Southeastern Louisiana (69), Louisville (40), Southern Miss (59) and Mississippi State (74). Other teams competing in the 11-team field are Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, Texas-San Antonio, Tulane and USF.
Last year Louisiana-Monroe won the tournament with an 891. LMU's Tim Kunick took medalist honors with a 1-over 217. The Tigers are competing in the tournament for the first time.
The U of M began the spring tied for eighth at the UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate. The team then placed sixth at the All-American Intercollegiate and third at the Louisiana Classics. Memphis enters the tournament after taking second at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas last week.