April 21, 2006
The Tennessee men's golf team sits in fourth place after a strong first day Friday at the SEC Championships at the Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simon Island, Ga. The Volunteers finished the round 6-over-par with a team score of 286, one stroke out of third place.
Junior Tino Weiss paced the Vols finishing the day in 6th place. Weiss posted the best round on the day for the Big Orange, a 1-under-par 69. His 69 is also his lowest round on the year, beating his previous low of 70 at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions in the fall.
Jonathan Mount was next for Tennessee. Mount shot a 1-over-par 71 to finish the day in 13th.
Freshman Chris Paisley followed behind Mount. Paisley fired a 2-over-par 72 to finish in 19th place. His 72 is his lowest round of golf this spring.
Charlie Ford finished with a 4-over-par 74 and sits in 39th place. He fired three birdies but was hurt by a double-bogey on the front nine.
Georgia native Ben Spickard rounded out the lineup for the Volunteers. Spickard shot a 5-over-par 75 to finish the day tied for 42nd.
Georgia's Brian Harman fired a first round 3-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead in the individual standings. Following one stroke back in second are Georgia's Chris Kirk, Vanderbilt's Luke List, Florida's Brett Stegmaier and Alabama's Matthew Swan.
With the help of Harman's strong first day, Georgia opened a four-stroke lead on the field with a team score of 276. Alabama fired a 280 and sits in second place. Florida is in third place with a round of 285. Tennessee is hot on their heels one stroke back in fourth. LSU rounds out the top five.
The second round is scheduled to begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Eastern time. Live results can be found at www.golfstat.com or www.bamagolf.com.
|1.||Brian Harman, Georgia||67|
|2.||Chris Kirk, Georgia||68|
|Luke List, Vanderbilt||68|
|Brett Stegmaier, Florida||68|
|Matthew Swain, Alabama||68|