No. 47 @MemphisMGolf Heads South to Inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship

April 26, 2014

INNISBROOK, Fla. – The University of Memphis men’s golf team is traveling south to Innisbrook, Florida to compete in the Inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship, set to begin Sunday, April 27 with one round each day through Tuesday, April 29. 

The Tigers will send junior Cory Gaylord, senior Will Pearson, freshman Lars Van Meijel, sophomore Thomas Perrot and freshman David Long to the compete in the tournament.

Gaylord has an average of 72.28 strokes in his 29 rounds of golf this year with his best individual finish in a tournament being third. Pearson has an identical scoring average to Gaylord with his top finish also being third. Van Meijel is just behind the two upper classmen with a 72.31 average, with two individual titles coming back in fall play. Perrot has a score average of 74.42 with a top individual finish of 14th. Long has competed in just three tournaments for the Tigers, with two of those coming as an individual. His score average over the nine rounds is 74.56 with his top finish being fourth place.

The Tigers will face off in the three day tournament, which includes a field of 10 teams, of which seven are ranked in the top-100 in the nation. The Tigers will be joined by No. 98 Cincinnati, No. 192 UConn, No. 9 Houston, No. 51 Louisville, No. 196 Rutgers, No. 31 SMU, No. 30 South Florida, No. 188 Temple and No. 7 UCF.

The Tigers will tee off in the first five groups Sunday, with Long starting things for Memphis. Long will be followed by Perrot and van Meijel with Pearson and Gaylord being the last two on the course. The Tigers will be paired with Louisville golfers on Sunday. A complete listing of tee times can be found here.

Live stats will be available throughout the duration of the tournament here


 

 

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