Vols Tied For Fifth at North Carolina State Intercollegiate

April 12, 2003


RALEIGH, N.C.--The 25th-ranked Tennessee mens golf team stands tied for fifth after the first day of play at the North Carolina State Intercollegiate with a 284-285--560, tying them with No. 16 North Carolina State. The tournament is being played at Raleigh Country Club (par 71 6,782 yards).

Leading the way for the Vols is sophomore Ross McGowan. McGowan fired a 68-72--140, tying him for sixth. Fellow sophomore David Skinns is one stroke back tied for 13th with a 69-72--141.

Senior co-captain Andrew Pratt is next for the Vols with a 75-68--143, tying him for 23rd. Fellow senior co-captain Ian Parnaby stands two strokes back at 39th. Parnaby turned in a 72-73--145. Rounding out the UT scoring is sophomore John-Scott Rattan who is tied for 63rd with a 76-73--149.

North Carolina, the 11th-ranked team in the nation by Golfweek, leads the tournament with a 282-278--560. Tulsa is in second with a 286-275--561, while Southern Methodist is in third with a 564 and No. 3 Wake Forest is in fourth with a 566.

Other top 25 teams competing in the tournament include No. 14 and defending national champion Minnesota in seventh with a 570 and No. 23 Duke in 14th with a 586.

Chris Noel of Tulsa is the individual leader. Noel shot a 68-67--135 to lead the tournament by one stroke over a Richard Treis of North Carolina. Treis carded a 71-65--136 to round out the top two individuals.

The Vols will be back in action Sunday with the final round of play.





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