Tigers Finish Third at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate
March 25, 2008
MOBILE, Ala. - The University of Memphis men's golf team finished third in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate hosted by South Alabama. Memphis posted a team total of 879 during the 54-hole event.
Five Tigers finished in the top-25 individually led by sophomore Brandon Bunn. Bunn (74-74-71) shot a one-under-par 71 in the final round and finished in a tie for fifth place. Senior Ian Rochester (75-78-68) fired a tournament low round of 68 in round three, propelling him into a tie for 10th. Seniors Robbie Greenwell (74-76-73) and Kyle Ritchie (74-73-78) tied for 12th and 18th respectively. Junior Brad Benjamin (80-75-72) tied for 24th in the field. Freshman Philip Breeding (75-80-80) competed individually and tied for 51st.
The Tigers finished two strokes behind Tennesee-Chattanooga and six strokes behind tournament champion Louisville. Both teams are ranked in the top 30 nationally. The Tigers finished seven strokes ahead of Mississippi State who claimed fourth place. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 27 nationally. Adam Rainaud of Lousiville posted a 69 in the third round and captured medalist honors.
Memphis will return to action April 7-8 when they compete in the Bank of America Intercollegiate in Madison, Miss.
3. Memphis 879 (297-298-284)