Vols Move into a Tie for First After Second Day of SEC Championships

April 26, 2003


SEA ISLAND, Ga.-- Led by senior Andrew Pratt's 72-69--141, the 23rd-ranked Tennessee men's golf team has moved into a tie for first after the second round of play at the 2003 SEC Championships. The Vols have a 289-288--577, tying them with No. 13 Georgia. The tournament is being played at The Seaside Course (par 70, 6,885 yards).

Pratt's two-round score of 141 is good enough to tie him for third, heading into tomorrow's final round of play. Two fellow Vols are also in the top 10. Sophomores Ross McGowan and John-Scott Rattan each turned in scorecards of 72-72--144, tying them for ninth.

Sophomore David Skinns fired a second-round score of 75 to go with his first round score of 73 for a 148, tying him for 22nd. Senior Ian Parnaby rounds out the Vol scoring with a 75-78--153, placing him in a tie for 39th.

Following Tennessee and Georgia is South Carolina. The Gamecocks turned in the day's lowest round of 285, putting their two day total at 583. Auburn, the defending SEC champion and 12-ranked team in the nation, stands in fourth with a 584, while No. 9 Florida and Alabama are tied for fifth with scores of 585.

Kevin Kisner of Georgia continues to lead the individual portion of the tournament. Kisner has a scorecard of 67-69--136. Brett Stegmaier of Florida is in second with a 139, as he fell out of a tie for first with Kisner. There is a three-way tie for third with Pratt, Andrew Dahl of Arkansas and David Denham of Georgia. Each player has a 141.

Tennessee will look to capture its first SEC golf title since 1990 with the final round of play on Sunday. A link to live scoring for the tournament is available at www.UTsports.com.





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