Feb. 11, 2003
NEW ORLEANS--The Tennessee men's golf team concluded play at the inaugural Tulane Invitational with a fifth-place finish. The Vols turned in a scorecard of 308-294-296--898 at English Turn Golf and Country Club (par 72, 7,078 yards).
Leading the way for the Vols was senior Ian Parnaby and sophomore David Skinns who both finished in the top five. Parnaby fired a 72-72-73--217 to finish tied for third. This marks his second top 10 finish of the year, after he claimed top honors at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in September. Skinns claimed his fourth top 10 finish of the season, trying for fifth. He turned in a scorecard of 74-71-73--218.
Sophomore Ross McGowan improved his individual finish from 23rd-t to 18th-t. McGowan carded a three-round total of 79-73-73--225. Senior Andrew Pratt and sophomore John-Scott Rattan rounded out the Tennessee contingent. Pratt finished tied for 45th with an 86-78-77--241, while Rattan finished 46th with scores of 83-82-77--242.
Wake Forest came back from a one-stroke deficit after the first day to claim the team championship with scores of 292-293-289--874. The Demon Deacons slipped past Southern Methodist who finished with a 292-292-291--875.
Bill Haas made it a tournament sweep for Wake Forest by winning the individual title. Haas finished with a 69-68-73--210. Nicholas Loar of Southern Methodist claimed runner-up with a 71-74-68--213.
The Vols will return to action Feb. 17-18 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship in Jacksonville, Fla. Sawgrass Golf and Country Club is again the site for the tournament where UT finished second last season with a 307-290-277--874.