Smith Emerges for Vols
Smith (+1) leads the Vols through two rounds

Sep 7, 2013

Second Round Stats

DALTON, Ga. -- The Tennessee men's golf team improved their score in the second round of the Carpet Capital on Saturday. However, the Vols' second round of 296 was not enough to move them out of a tie for 13th place.

Head coach Jim Kelson has found a bright spot in the Vols' season opener. The play of freshman Jack Smith has impressed the field in Dalton. The Knoxville native has shot a two round total of 74-71--145 (+1). Smith's second round at the Carpet Capital included two birdies, one bogey, and ten straight pars. Smith currently sits in a tie for 14th place heading into Sunday.

The Volunteers also got a better outing from All-SEC first-teamer Oliver Goss. The Australian native struggled on Friday, shooting a 78 (+6). On Saturday, Goss bounced back to card a 74 (+2) that included three birdies, three bogeys, and a double bogey.

With tournament leader Georgia Tech sitting at 7-under par, Tennessee will have to focus on finding positives to take away from the Carpet Capital on Sunday. The season is still young, but Coach Kelson will want to see improvement by the next tournament, Ingram Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.

On Sunday, Tennessee will start their Carpet Capital final round at 8:20 a.m. ET from the 10th hole tee box. Tennessee will be paired with Chattanooga and the individual players.

For a full leaderboard rundown, Click Here.

Volunteer fans can continue to keep up with the team by following @Vol_Golf on Twitter.

TEAM SCORES (Through Two Round)
1. Georgia Tech 280-289--569 (-7)
2. Georgia 291-282--573 (-3)
3. North Carolina 290-288--578 (+2)
4. Clemson 294-285--579 (+3)
T-5. LSU 297-287--584 (+8)
T-5. Texas 298-286--584 (+8)
7. Auburn 299-287--586 (+10)
8. South Carolina 302-289--591 (+15)
9. North Florida 295-298--593 (+17)
10. MTSU 298-297--595 (+19)
T-11. Kennesaw State 297-299--596 (+20)
T-11. Wake Forest 301-295--596 (+20)
T-13. Tennessee 306-296--602 (+26)
T-13. Chattanooga 306-296--602 (+26)
1. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 67-67--134 (-10)
2. Bailey Patrick, North Carolina 68-69--137 (-7)
T-3. Michael Cromie, Georgia 72-68--140 (-4)
T-3. Joey Garber, Georgia 71-69--140 (-4)
UT SCORES (Through Two Round)
T-14. Jack Smith 74-71--145 (+1)
T-49. Oliver Goss 78-74--152 (+8)
T-62. Chad Merzbacher 80-75--155 (+11)
T-62. Thomas Dunne 74-81--155 (+11)
72. Marshall Talkington 83-76--159 (+15)
75. Juan Serrano 86-82--168 (+24)





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