Memphis Set to Host Memphis Intercollegiate
Oct. 22, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- The University of Memphis golf team is set to host the seventh annual Memphis Intercollegiate this Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 25-26) at the par- 72 7,334-yard Colonial Country Club.
After finishing seventh in last year's event, the Tigers look to claim victory this year for the first time since back-to-back victories in 2004 and 2005. This year's event features a 15-team field, with seven ranked in Golfweek's top-100: Memphis (No. 72), Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Army, Akron, Iowa State (No. 87), Louisiana Tech (No. 73), Louisiana-Lafayette (No. 89), Marshall, Mercer, Missouri (No. 67), Southern Miss, South Alabama (No. 91), Tulsa (No. 38), Wisconsin.
Memphis has posted four top-10 finishes this season, including a victory over 17 teams at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate. The Tigers were led in that event by Jack Belote's (66-69-70) medalist performance.
Belote's 54-hole total of 205 (66-69-70) was tied for the second lowest in program history (Andy Shields, Missouri Bluffs 2004-05). He was also the first Tiger to earn medalist honors in an event since Brad Benjamin in the 2007 Palisades Collegiate Classic.
The Memphis Intercollegiate tees off Monday, Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. The first and second rounds will be played Monday and will follow a shotgun format. The final round will be played Tuesday morning. Live scoring will be available for the event via www.golfstat.com.
Colonial Country Club
The University of Memphis men's golf team returns to Colonial Country Club as hosts of the seventh-annual Memphis Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.
Since its founding in 1913, Colonial has been regarded as one of the premier golf facilities in the Mid-South.
In 1972, Colonial moved from its original East Memphis location to its current location in eastern Shelby County, and a second 18-hole championship layout -- the South Course -- was opened.
The PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic was first held at Colonial, where it was played for 17 years from 1972-88.
The South Course has seen several historic moments, including Lee Trevino's victory in the first PGA Tour stop on the new layout in 1972. At the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, U.S. President Gerald Ford registered an ace in the Pro-Am. That same year, Al Geiberger shot a second-round 59 on the South Course, a score that remains a PGA Tour single round record.
COLONIAL Quick Facts
Address: 2736 Countrywood Pkwy Cordova, TN 38108
South Course Quick Facts
USGA Slope: 148
USGA Rating: 77.2
Greens: Bent Grass
Designer: Joe Finger