March 20, 2005
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The 13th-ranked Tennessee men's golf team finished third at the Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational. The Vols fired a 290-288-304--882 for the tournament which was played at Forest Heights Country Club (par 72, 6,945 yards).
Leading the way for the Big Orange was senior Ross McGowan who fired a 73-69-74--216 to finish the tournament tied for third. McGowan shot one-over par on both the front and back nine to finish two-over par for the day.
Standing second was senior David Skinns who shot a 72-72-75--219 to finish in a tie for 12th. He continued to struggle on the 9th hole as he recorded a bogey for the third straight round. Skinns recorded two more bogeys on 6 and 13 to finish the day at 3-over par.
Freshman Philip Pettitt was next for the Vols in a tie for 23rd with a 72-73-77--222. Pettitt began the third round with three consecutive bogeys and a double bogey on the fourth hole. He recovered on the back nine, recording three birdies to finish the day at 5-over par.
Finishing fourth in Vol scoring was junior Lloyd Campbell who completed the tournament tied for 35th-place with a 73-74-78--225. He recorded two birdies for the day on holes 9 and 10, finishing the day at 6-over par.
Rounding out the Vols was freshman Charlie Ford with a 76-77-78--231 to finish in 57th place. He opened play on the front nine with two bogeys and a birdie, but would slip on the back nine to finish the day at 6-over par.
No. 17 Duke University claimed top team honors with a 293-289-286--868 followed by No. 12 Auburn (869) who finished second. No.3 Georgia (882) tied for third with the Vols and No. 22 Georgia Southern (883) finished fifth. No. 18 South Carolina (885) was sixth, No. 16 Augusta State was eighth, and No. 7 Florida was 10th. No. 19 Clemson (903) finished 12th overall and No. 8 Southern California (909) placed 14th.
South Carolina's Mark Anderson and Georgia Southern's Jon David Kennedy tied for first in the individual potion of the tournament. They both finished the tournament with a 215.
The Vols return to action April 8-9 in Cary, N.C. at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate tournament.
|1||Duke||+4||293 289 286||868|
|2||Auburn||+5||291 288 290||869|
|T3||Tennessee||+18||290 288 304||882|
|T3||Georgia||+18||304 290 288||882|
|5||Georgia Southern||+19||288 298 297||883|
|6||South Carolina||+21||293 289 303||885|
|7||Minnesota||+22||302 283 301||886|
|8||Augusta State||+24||299 294 295||888|
|9||North Carolina||+25||299 296 294||889|
|10||Florida||+26||296 298 296||890|
|11||Louisiana State||+37||304 298 299||901|
|12||Clemson||+39||298 301 304||903|
|13||Ohio State||+40||311 301 292||904|
|14||Southern California||+45||300 299 310||909|
|15||North Carolina State||+53||307 303 307||917|
|Place||Individual Leaders||To Par||Rounds
|T1||Mark Anderson, South Carolina||-1||72 71 72||215|
|T1||Jon David Kennedy, Georgia Southern||-1||69 73 73||215|
|T3||Ross McGowan, Tennessee||E||73 69 74||216|
|T3||Patton Kizzire, Auburn||E||72 70 74||216|
|T3||Stuart Moore, Auburn||E||70 76 70||216|
|Place||Tennessee Individuals||To Par||Rounds
|T3||Ross McGowan||E||73 69 74||216|
|T12||David Skinns||+3||72 72 75||219|
|T23||Philip Pettitt||+6||72 73 77||222|
|T35||Lloyd Campbell||+9||73 74 78||225|
|57||Charles Ford||+15||76 77 78||231|