Vols Finish 11th As Weather Forces Abrupt End
Oliver Goss shoots even to lead Vols.

Feb. 26, 2013

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- On Tuesday, the John Hayt Invitational was cut short due to heavy rains and extremely wet course conditions. The tournament was shortened to only two rounds and 36 holes with Monday's results serving as the final totals.

The Tennessee men's golf team was led by freshman Oliver Goss. He shot an even par 144 to lead Tennessee in the shortened two round John Hayt Invitational at the Sawgrass Country Club.

The entire tournament was marred with tough weather conditions, which saw second round tee times get delayed and the final round canceled.

"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 still thought I was in solid position to finish strong before the final round was canceled".

The Volunteers also had contributions from senior Rick Lamb who shot a 4-over par 148, and Thomas Dunne who carded a 6-over par 150.

The Vols' team held tight to the 11th spot as they finished both rounds in that position. Tennessee carded a 294-298--592 (+16).

Tournament Notes:

  • North Florida senior Kevin Phelan claimed his first career victory posting a two-day total of 64-67--131 (-13).
  • Phelan's first round was a tournament record and his 36-hole total was also an all-time tournament best.
  • North Florida senior Sean Dale finished runner-up with a score of 68-67--135 (-9), which also would have bested the previous 36-hole record.
  • North Florida matched the team single round (276) and team 36-hole (559) records in claiming their 3rd John Hayt Invitational title.
  • It was the first time in tournament's 22-year history that all three scheduled rounds were not finished.

The Vols will be in action again March 11 at the General Hackler Intercollegiate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Volunteer fans can keep up with the team by following @Vol_Golf on Twitter.

TEAM SCORES (Completed)
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 (Completed)
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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