Men's Golf Looks to Defend Wolfpack Intercollegiate Title
Oct. 18, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's golf team wraps up its fall tournament schedule this week when they play in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, Oct. 19-20, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh.
Last fall, the Tigers captured the Wolfpack Intercollegiate with a score of 861 (+9) on the par-71 course, defeating UNC-Greensboro by two strokes. Lexus Keoninh and Steve Lee took top-10 honors as Keoninh recorded a 215 (+2) to tie for sixth while Lee tied for 10th with a 216 (+3).
"We are looking forward to competing at NC State this weekend," said head coach Grant Robbins. "Having won there last year, most of our guys are familiar with the course. It's very long and difficult and sets up well for us, but we are going to need to play well."
The Lonnie Poole par-72, 7,358-yard course will welcome 12 teams to the tournament, eight of which attended last year. Joining the Tigers will be host NC State, Boston College, Campbell, East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette, Maryland, No. 37 North Carolina, Rhode Island, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Greensboro and Western Carolina.
The Tigers had a strong outing last weekend at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate as junior Grant Milner won his first collegiate title with a 10-under-par 206 (67-67-72). Milner collected his first Conference USA Golfer of the Week honor Wednesday following his tournament title. Memphis ended up finishing fourth as the top-six teams all finished one stroke off of each other. UNC-Wilmington is the lone team Memphis has faced this season as the Seahawks came back in the final round at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate to finish third.
Representing the Tigers at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate will be Milner, Keoninh, Lee, junior Will Pearson and sophomore Cory Gaylord. Teams will play 36 holes Friday and the final round Saturday. Competition is set to begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. ET on both days.
Fans can follow along with the team by visiting Golfstat.com for live scoring updates.