Feb. 21, 2005
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Tennessee men's golf team fired a second-round score of 305 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship to go with round one's score of 291 for a two-day total of 596, tying the team for sixth. The tournament is being played at Sawgrass Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,949 yards).
Junior Lloyd Campbell continues to lead the 24th-ranked Vols as he is tied for 12th with a scorecard of 71-77--148. Campbell opened the round on the front nine with four consecutive pars. He then slipped with back-to-back bogeys on holes five and six before two more pars and another bogey to make the turn at 3-over-par. The back nine saw him record bogeys on holes 10 and 12, but he then settled down to par the remaining six holes.
Next for the Vols is senior Ross McGowan with scores of 72-77--149, tying him for 19th. McGowan, like Campbell, opened play with four straight pars on the front nine. After a quadruple bogey on No. 5 he bounced back with a birdie on the sixth hole followed by a bogey on No. 7. McGowan parred the first five holes of the back nine before bogeys on 15 and 17, but a birdie on the final hole helped improve his score for the day.
Freshman Ben Spickard finished the round with a score of 78 to go with his first-round score of 72 for a two-day total of 150 to tie him for 31st-place. After recording a 40 to open the round, Spickard improved his score by two strokes on the back nine with a 38 that included one birdie and three bogeys.
Senior David Skinns improved his scoring by one for the tournament with a 75 to go with his first-round score of 76 for a total of 151. Skinns enters the final round in a tie for 37th. The front nine saw him record back-to-back bogeys before a birdie on No. 8 to make the turn at 1-over-par. On the back nine he slipped with a triple bogey on 13 and another bogey on 16, but recovered with a birdie on 18 to close out the round.
Freshman Philip Pettitt rounds out the Vol competitors in a tie for 64th with a scorecard of 80-76--156. Pettitt's improved play for the day saw him card a 38 for the opening nine holes that included a birdie and three bogeys. Despite back-to-back bogeys on the back nine he recorded seven pars to conclude the round.
Alabama took over the top spot in the team competition with a scorecard of 297-291--588. In a tie for second is No. 12 UCLA and No. 25 South Carolina with scores of 592. No. 21 Florida and LSU round out the top five with scores of 594 and 595, respectively.
Major Manning of Augusta State leads the individual portion of the tournament with a 73-69--142. Clint Provost of Alabama stands second with a 143, while Matt Every of Florida rounds out the top individuals in third with a 144.
Tournament action concludes Tuesday with the final round of play. A link to live scoring for the tournament is available at www.UTsports.com.
|Place||Individual Leaders||To Par||Rounds|
|1||Major Manning, Augusta State||-2||73-69||142|
|2||Clint Provost, Alabama||-1||72-71||143|
|3||Matt Every, Florida||E||71-73||144|
|T4||Tyler Brown, North Florida||+1||74-71||145|
|T4||Joakim Renstrom, UCLA||+1||71-74||145|
|T4||Robert Svensson, South Carolina||+1||70-75||145|
|Place||Tennessee Individuals||To Par||Rounds|