Feb. 10, 2003
NEW ORLEANS--The Tennessee men's golf team is in sixth place after the first day of competition at the inaugural Tulane Invitational. The Vols turned in a scorecard of 308-294--602.
Leading the way for the Vols is senior co-captain Ian Parnaby who is tied for second. Parnaby fired a 72-72--144. Sophomore David Skinns joins Parnaby in the top five, tied for fourth. After shooting a 74 in the first round, Skinns came back with a 71 to end the day with a 145.
Sophomore Ross McGowan ended the second round tied for 23rd. McGowan carded a 79-73--152. Rounding out the Vol scoring are senior co captain Andrew Pratt and sophomore John-Scott Rattan. Pratt is in 45th place with an 86-78--164, while Rattan is one place back at 46th with scores of 83-82--165.
Leading the tournament is Southern Methodist. The Mustangs turned in scorecard of 292-292--584, to lead Wake Forest by one stroke. The Demon Deacons have a 292-293--585. Southern Mississippi and East Tennessee State are tied for third with scores of 598 to round out the top teams.
Bill Haas of Wake Forest leads the individual portion of the competition with scores of 69-68--137. James Johnson of ETSU is tied with Parnaby at second with a 70-74-144. Three other competitors are tied with Skinns for fourth.
The Vols will be back in action Tuesday with the final round of the tournament.