Vols in Seventh After First Day of Louisiana Classics
David Skinns

David Skinns

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.





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