March 11, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--Led by sophomore David Skinns' second-place finish, Tennessee recorded a fifth-place finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate Golf Tournament that concluded Tuesday. The Vols turned in a three-round scorecard of 282-293-288--863 at Golden Eagle Country Club (par 72, 6,847 yards).
Skinns fired a 69-70-70--209 to finish second to North Carolina's Dustin Bray (67-71-67--205)--his second runner-up and fifth top 10 finish this season. He also finished second at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions in October hosted by the Vols at Holston Hills. Skinns' finish is also his fifth top 10 finish of the year.
Ross McGowan finished behind Skinns at 17th-t by shooting a 72-71-74--217. Ian Parnaby was two strokes back at 23rd-t with a 68-75-76--219. Sophomore John-Scott Rattan and Andrew Pratt rounded out the team competitors with 52nd-t place finishes. Rattan turned in a 79-77-69--225, while Pratt ended with a 73-77-75--225.
UT's Brandon Skeen competed as an individual in the tournament, finishing tied for 32nd with a 74-73-74--221.
North Carolina claimed the team championship with scores of 285-279-285--849. Wake Forest, ranked sixth, finished second with an 855, while South Carolina (858) and No. 18 College of Charleston (860) finished third and fourth respectively.
Tennessee's team score of 282 following Monday's first round had the Vols tied for the lead with College of Charleston.
The 24th-ranked Volunteers will return to action March 22-23 when they compete in the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.