Goss, Keddie Fuel Vols Domination
Danny Keddie shots a first round 66 (-6).

March 18, 2014

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Sevierville, Tenn. -- The Tennessee men's golf team has a commanding lead after 36-holes at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn.

On Monday, the Vols carded a two round total of 565 (-11) to lead the tournament field by 20 strokes.

Senior Danny Keddie led the Volunteers to a first round 583 (-5) by carding a career tying best of 66 (-6).

"I hit it great this morning," Keddie said. "I had six kick in birdies and nearly holed three wedge shots. Then I had a rough start this afternoon but I got it together and gave myself chances that I just didn't convert. I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Tennessee followed up a solid first round with an even better second round. UT carded a 282 (-6) to wrap up Monday's 36-holes.Sophomore Oliver Goss mimicked Keddie's first round performance by dropping a 66 (-6) of his own. The second round six-under par was a season best for Goss.

"This morning's round I just couldn't get anything going," Goss said. "It was rather boring golf, but still an okay score. The afternoon round, I was able to take advantage of the opportunities I was giving myself. Six-under par is a great round although it had potential to be four or five shots lower. I had a lot of putts that were real close to going in. I'm happy with my days play, but very tired and looking forward to tomorrow. I feel comfortable with the course and I believe the team does also. We need to go out and play well early to get the win."

Goss currently leads the entire Bobby Nichols field with a two-day total of 137 (-7) while Keddie is close behind with a 142 (-2).

Sophomore Chad Merzbacher remains in the tournament top-ten after a 36-hole total of 145 (+1). Merzbacher had rounds of 72 (E) and 73 (+1).

Rounding out the Volunteer starting five are Knoxville natives Jack Smith and Brandon Rodgers. The freshman Smith is tied for 11th after a strong second round of 70 (-2) meanwhile the senior Rodgers is tied for 16th after carding 147 (+3) on Monday.

Sophomore Grant Daugherty competed at the Sevierville Golf Club as an individual, totaling 147 (+3). The Tennessee native is seeing action in his third career tournament and second of the 2013-14 season.

On Tuesday, Tennessee will look to capture back-to-back tournament titles for the first time since the 2007-08 season. The Vols will tee off at 10 a.m. (ET).

Volunteer fans can continue to keep up with the team by following @Vol_Golf on Twitter.

TEAM SCORES (Through Two Rounds)
1. Tennessee 283-282--565 (-11)
2. Eastern Kentucky 294-291--585 (+9)
3. West Georgia 297-296--593 (+17)
4. UT Martin 299-296--595 (+19)
T-5. Detroit 303-293--596 (+20)
T-5. Evansville 303-293--596 (+20)
7. Longwood 301-298--599 (+23)
T-8. Tennessee Tech 307-293--600 (+24)
T-8. Northern Kentucky 301-299--600 (+24)
10. Murray State 306-303--609 (+33)
11. Tennessee State 311-303--614 (+38)
12. Wright State 315-314--629 (+53)
1. Oliver Goss, Tennessee 71-66--137 (-7)
T-2. Corey Richmondd, Northern Kentucky 68-74--142 (-2)
T-2. Taylor Riggs, Eastern Kentucky 73-69--142 (-2)
T-2. Danny Keddie, Tennessee 66-76--142 (-2)
UT SCORES (Through Two Rounds)
T-1. Oliver Goss 71-66--137 (-7)
T-2. Danny Keddie 66-76--142 (-2)
T-9. Chad Merzbacher 72-73--145 (+1)
T-11. Jack Smith 76-70--146 (+2)
T-16. Brandon Rodgers 74-73--147 (+3)
*T-16. Grant Daugherty 74-73--147 (+3)





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