Vols Weather Tough Day, Climb to Eighth in Second Round

March 13, 2010

The Tennessee Volunteers finished 25-over par Saturday in the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters but still moved up one spot to eighth in the team standings.

The entire field struggled Saturday, with 14 of 15 teams recording higher scores than the first round and eight of them shooting worse than 20-over par during the afternoon in Las Vegas. Host UNLV was the only school to shoot less than 10-over par and secured the tournament lead; the Rebels took a 7-stroke lead over second place UCLA with 17-over 593 score through two rounds.

The Vols started the day in a tie for ninth but survived to finish with a two-day score of 302-313--615, good for 39-over. Florida, the team leader after day one, tumbled into a tie for 10th after shooting 38-over par as a squad.

Senior David Holmes repeated his performance from Friday, firing a three-over 75 to move up into a tie for 13th in the individual standings. He and junior Robin Wingardh led the Vols with three birdies each.

Wingardh shot a 6-over 78 and dropped seven spots into a tie for 23rd.

Sophomore Garrick Porteous finished third for the Vols, carding a 7-over 79, and freshman Jay Vandeventer was 9-over 81. Sophomore Darren Renwick had three double bogeys and finished at 12-over 84.

No player shot better than even par Saturday, and the only two players to accomplish that finished the day tied for first. Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard and Southern California's T.J. Vogel lead the individual tournament with a 1-under 143 total.

The Highlands Collegiate concludes Sunday. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.

t-13. David Holmes 75-75--150 (+6)
t-23. Robin Wingardh 74-78--152 (+8)
t-38. Garrick Porteous 77-79--156 (+12)
t-57. Darren Renwick 76-84--160 (+16)
t-69. Jay Vandeventer 81-81--162 (+18)





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