March 10, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Tennessee fired a first-round score of 282 Monday to share the lead at the Seminole Intercollegiate with No. 18 College of Charleston. The tournament, which is being played at Golden Eagle Country Club (par 72, 6,847 yards), saw the second round cut short due to darkness. It will be concluded Tuesday morning before the third round begins.
Two Volunteers, Ian Parnaby and David Skinns, are currently in the top four. Parnaby fired a four-under 68 to tie him with Bill Haas of Wake Forest for second-place after Day 1. Parnaby and Haas are one stroke off Dustin Bray of North Carolina who shot a 67. Skinns stands in fourth-place with a 69, tying him with three other competitors.
Sophomore Ross McGowan is tied for 14th, after shooting an even par 72. Senior co-captain Andrew Pratt (73) is tied for 26th and sophomore John-Scott Rattan (79) is tied for 71st to round out the Tennessee team scores. Sophomore Brandon Skeen is competing as an individual and is tied for 31st with a 74.
North Carolina, ranked No. 11 by Golfweek, stands in third with a 285, three strokes back of the Vols and Cougars. Sixth-ranked Wake Forest is in fourth with a 286, while East Tennessee State rounds out the top five teams with a 289.
The Vols will be back in action Tuesday with the conclusion of the second round, as well as the final round of play.