Tigers Travel to Music City for Mason Rudolph Championship
Sept. 23, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- The University of Memphis men's golf team will travel to Franklin, Tenn. to compete in the 2010 Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt University Sept. 24-26.
Mason Rudolph, the man who the event is named after, actually has his roots in Tiger nation. Rudolph is a native of nearby Clarksville, Tenn. and actually played his collegiate golf at then Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) before being called into service in 1956. After serving in the military for several years, he returned home and started on the PGA Tour. Rudolph played in the Memphis Open (Now the St. Jude Classic) for 23 years, posting a low finish of 3rd in 1958. In 1950, at the tender age of 16, he became the youngest player to ever compete in the U.S. Open. In 1995, Rudolph was inducted as a charter member into the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame.
17 teams will be competing at the par-71, 7,100-yard Vanderbilt Legends Club South course: Akron, Arkansas Sate, Belmont, Davidson, Georgia State, Lipscomb, Memphis, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, South Alabama, South Carolina, UT-Chattanooga, UT-Martin, Vanderbilt, and Western Carolina.
MTSU won last year's rain-shortened event. The Blue Raiders posted scores of 283-273 and beat out runner-up and 2008 team champion South Carolina in a scorecard playoff. Jonathan Randolph of Ole Miss posted an 11-under-par 36-hole total of 131 to capture medalist honors.
Live scoring will be available throughout the event via www.golfstat.com.