Tiger Men's Golf Heads to Mason Rudolph Championship
Sept. 21, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's golf team will be back in action this weekend at the Mason Rudolph Championship, where the Tigers will look to defend the title they won at last year's event. First-round play will begin Friday at 8 a.m. with rounds two and three scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
"We're looking forward to playing in the Mason Rudolph Championship this weekend and defending the title we won last year," said Memphis men's golf coach Grant Robbins. "We've got a couple new faces in the line-up for this tournament. Cory (Gaylord) will be competing for us after his strong play last week, and Erwan Vieilledent will be making his NCAA debut this week competing as an individual."
Memphis won the Mason Rudolph Championship last year with a score of 842, 10 strokes under par and two shots better than runner-up South Carolina. It was the Tigers' first team title since 2008. Memphis' Jack Belote took home the individual crown after shooting rounds of 66-69-70 (205) to finish at -8.
This year's Championship will be played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course, which will be set up as a par-71, 7,100-yard course. The tournament field features 14 teams, including tournament-host Vanderbilt, Akron, Belmont, College of Charleston, Davidson, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Memphis, MTSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Samford, South Carolina and Western Carolina. Five of those schools are past winners of the event, which is now in its 11th year.
A link to live scoring will be available on the schedule page of the Memphis men's golf home page at www.gotigersgo.com.