Feb. 28, 2011
Darren Renwick's 2-under-par 70 helped Tennessee match Monday's best team score and move into a tie for second place after two rounds of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational.
Windier conditions in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., made the scoring trickier, and only the Vols and first-place Auburn took advantage. Both teams were 7 over par for the day -- UT's effort six strokes worse than Sunday but good enough amid the coastal breezes to improve five positions and tie Arkansas and LSU for second at 8-over 584.
Auburn (577) leads its SEC trio by seven strokes, with Central Florida (586) and TCU (586) rounding out the top five.
Renwick's outing was six strokes better than his Sunday scorecard and centered entirely on Sawgrass Country Club's four par-5 holes. The junior birdied the fourth, parred the eighth and recorded his first eagle this season at the 510-yard 11th hole before closing with his only bogey of the round at No. 18.
All of his remaining holes were pars and Renwick improved 45 places on the individual leaderboard to a tie for 16th at 2-over 146.
Robin Wingardh stayed in the top five individually thanks to his 2-over 74, while Danny Keddie (75) and Garrick Porteous (76) closed out the UT scoring. Jay Vandeventer added an 81 and Brandon Rodgers, playing this tournament as an individual, shot 82.
Wingardh flirted with the top spot behind birdies at the first, 11th and 14th holes. But he matched those red numbers with three bogeys and also doubled the par-4 13th hole. Wingardh is just three strokes out of the lead at 2-under-par 142.
Keddie carded his second straight 75 to improve 13 positions into a tie for 36th at 6-over 150. The freshman's play nearly matched Wingardh, with birdies at the second, 16th and 18th holes helping offset four bogeys and a double at the par-4 ninth.
Porteous was already 6 over par for the day through 10 holes before rallying. He birdied Nos. 11 and 13 and parred the rest to move up five positions into that group with Keddie at 6-over 150.
Vandeventer managed just a single birdie at the par-5 11th against eight bogeys and a double. The sophomore fell to a tie for 53rd place at 9-over-par 153.
Rodgers is in a tie for 65th at 11-over 155. The freshman was 6 over for his first nine and still there through 12 holes when he posted a quadruple-bogey 9 at the par-5 fourth.
Tuesday's final round begins for Tennessee at either 8:45 or 9:30 a.m. Eastern time from the No. 1 tee, depending on how the three-way tie for second is decided. The forecast calls for a chance of early-morning showers, with winds shifting to the north but remaining strong at 18 mph. Those breezes will help limit high temperatures to only the mid- to upper-60s.
Live scoring is available on UTsports.com, via Golfstat.com.
|T-5.||Central Florida||289-297--586 (+10)|
|T-9.||Coastal Carolina||287-310--597 (+21)|
|12.||North Florida||292-309--601 (+25)|
|13.||Georgia Southern||292-311--603 (+27)|
|T-1.||Blayne Barber, Auburn||68-71--139 (-5)|
|T-1.||Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas||69-70--139 (-5)|
|T-1.||Phillip Choi, Florida||68-71--139 (-5)|
|T-4.||Robin Wingardh, TENNESSEE||68-74--142 (-2)|
|T-4.||Joe David, Mississippi||70-72--142 (-2)|
|T-4.||Michael Hebert, Auburn||69-73--142 (-2)|
|T-4.||Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi||73-69--142 (-2)|
|T-4.||Robin Wingardh||68-74--142 (-2)|
|T-16.||Darren Renwick||76-70--146 (+2)|
|T-36.||Danny Keddie||75-75--150 (+6)|
|T-36.||Garrick Porteous||74-76--150 (+6)|
|T-53.||Jay Vandeventer||72-81--153 (+9)|
|T-65.||Brandon Rodgers *||73-82--155 (+11)|
|*Competing as individual.|