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).
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.