Goss Leads Vols At John Hayt
Oliver Goss Leads Vols at John Hayt

Feb. 25, 2013

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Freshman Oliver Goss shot a 2-over par 74 to lead Tennessee in the second round of the John Hayt Invitational at the Sawgrass Country Club.

Teams battled through tough weather conditions all day, which saw second round tee times get delayed. The conditions made playing golf a challenge with gusting winds, rain and thunderstorms.

"The first round I played really solid and it had the potential to be a really low round, but I missed a few opportunities and had a 2-shot penalty," Goss said. "The second round was really up and down for me and I had to scramble hard to make up for it. We had to battle all day with the weather, but I'm still in a solid position at the moment. I have got to step it up tomorrow and finish strong".

The Volunteers also had contributions from senior Rick Lamb who shot a 2-over par 74, and Thomas Dunne and Jay Vandeventer who each carded a 3-over par 75.

The Vols' team held tight to finish the day in a tie for 11th place after two rounds of play. Tennessee carded a second round 10-over par 298 for a total score of 592 (+16).

North Florida's team continues to dominate the tournament with a team score of 17-under par. North Florida's senior Kevin Phelan holds a commanding lead in the individual tournament shooting a 13-under par through two rounds.

Tuesday's third and final round begins at 8:30 a.m. ET with the Vols teeing off at 8:30 a.m. ET. Tennessee will be paired with UAB and Jacksonville.

Volunteer fans can follow the action at golfstat.com and by following men's golf @Vol_Golf on Twitter.

TEAM SCORES (Through Two Rounds)
1. #25 North Florida 559 (-17)
2. #11 Duke 571 (-5)
3. UCF 585 (+9)
T-4. #14 Arkansas 587 (+11)
T-4. North Texas 587 (+11)
T-4. #7 Florida 587 (+11)
T-4. #12 LSU 587 (+11)
8. Tulsa 589 (+13)
T-9. Coastal Carolina 591 (+15)
T-9. Jacksonville 591 (+15)
T-11. #22 TENNESSEE 592 (+16)
T-11. UAB 592 (+16)
13. Mercer 599 (+23)
14. Ole Miss 610 (+34)
15. Furman 613 (+37)
1. Kevin Phelan, North Florida 64-67--131 (-13)
2. Sean Dale, North Florida 68-67--135 (-9)
T-3. Austin Cody, Duke 70-70--140 (-4)
T-3. Ricardo Gouveia, UCF 68-72--140 (-4)
T-3. Brinson Paolini, Duke 71-69--140 (-4)
UT SCORES (Through Two Rounds)
T-12. Oliver Goss 70-74--144 (E)
T-31. Rick Lamb 74-74--148 (+4)
T-43. Thomas Dunne 75-75--150 (+6)
T-55. Jay Vandeventer 77-75--152 (+8)
T-63. Michael Nagy 75-81--154 (+10)
T-76. Chad Merzbacher 83-75--158 (+14)





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