March 8, 2004
The Tennessee men's golf team ended the first day of play at the Louisiana Classics in a tie for seventh with a scorecard of 307-287-594. The tournament is being played at Oakbourne Country Club (par 72, 7,083 yards).
Leading the way for the Vols is junior David Skinns in a tie for 11th. Skinns opened the tournament with a 73 in the first round, only to better his score by one during the second with an even-par 72 for a total of 145.
Junior John Scott Rattan is second in Vol scoring, tied for 27th with a 74-74-148. Ross McGowan, also a junior, is next in a tie for 41st. McGowan got off to a rough start during the first round with an 81, but was able to better his score by 12 strokes in the second with a 69 for a total of 150.
Rounding out the UT competitors is freshman Jonathan Mount and sophomore Lloyd Campbell. Mount is tied for 60th with a 79-75-154, while Campbell tied McGowan with a 12-stroke turn around between rounds with a 74-72-156.
Leading the tournament is Southern Methodist with a 290-284-573. The Mustangs lead second-place Texas Tech by five strokes. The Red Raiders enter the final round with a 290-289-579. LSU (580), Kansas (581) and Tulsa (586) round out the top teams.
Andrew Price of Kansas leads the individual portion of the tournament with a 72-68-140. Scott Abbott of Southern Methodist is in second with a 72-70-142, while teammates Will Dodson and Colt Knost are tied for third with scores of 143.
The Vols return to action on Tuesday with the final round of play.