Vol Golf Finishes T-11th at Carpet Capital
Vols next match is Sept. 20th

Sep 8, 2013

Final Carpet Capital Stats

DALTON, Ga. -- The Tennessee men's golf team team closed out its first tournament of the season with an 11th place finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm in Dalton, Ga.

On Sunday, the Vols ended their three day tournament strong by posting a total score of 306-296-291--893 (+29).

Head coach Jim Kelson saw contributions from all five starters on the final day of play. Sophomore Oliver Goss had his best round of the tournament, finishing Sunday with a 70 (-2). Goss rattled off five consecutive birdies (seven total on the day), but spoiled a near perfect day with a triple bogey on the 17th hole. Goss finished the Carpet Capital in a tie for 33rd.

The Volunteers got a bounce back performance from junior Thomas Dunne as well. Like Goss, Dunne shot a final round 70 (-2) which brought his weekend total to 74-81-70--225 (+9). Dunne sank five birdies on Sunday and ended the Carpet Capital in a tie for 45th place.

Knoxville native Jack Smith completed his first collegiate tournament with a 27th place finish and his weekend total of 220 (+4) led the Vols at the Carpet Capital. Sophomore Chad Merzbacher finished 67th after carding rounds of 80-75-78--233 (+17). Merzbacher's best round featured three birdies. Senior Marshall Talkington finished 71st after carding rounds of 83-76-76--235 (+19). The Jackson, Tenn., native had a solid final round as he parred nine straight holes. Freshman Juan Carlos Serrano Guevara rounded out the rest of the Big Orange travel party. The Mexico native participated as an individual and finished 75th.

At the end of Sunday, Georgia Tech held the top spots on the Carpet Capital leaderboard. The Yellow Jackets on won the team championship by six strokes and had the winning individual Ollie Schniederjans who carded 68-69-70--207 (-9).

Tennessee will be back in action on September 20th in Nashville, Tenn., at the Ingram Invitational. The Volunteers will be honoring former head coach Mike Malarkey that weekend for his outstanding contributions to the Tennessee men's golf program.

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

1. Georgia Tech 280-289-281--850 (-14)
2. Georgia 291-282-283--856 (-8)
3. LSU 297-287-280--864 (E)
4. Clemson 294-285-286--865 (+1)
5. North Carolina 290-288-296--874 (+10)
6. Auburn 299-287-289--875 (+11)
7. Wake Forest 301-295-284--880 (+16)
8. MTSU 298-297-289--884 (+20)
9. Texas 298-286-303--887 (+23)
10. South Carolina 302-289-297--888 (+24)
T-11. North Florida 295-298-300--893 (+29)
T-11. Tennessee 306-296-291--893 (+29)
13. Kennesaw State 297-299-301--897 (+33)
14. Chattanooga 306-296-297--899 (+35)
T-1. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 67-67-73--207 (-9)
T-1. Bailey Patrick, North Carolina 68-69-70--207 (-9)
3. Stewart Joy, LSU 72-68-71--211 (-5)
4. Joey Garber, Georgia 71-69-72--212 (-4)
T-27. Jack Smith 74-71-75--220 (+4)
T-33. Oliver Goss 78-74-70--222 (+6)
T-45. Thomas Dunne 74-81-70--225 (+9)
67. Chad Merzbacher 80-75-78--233 (+17)
71. Marshall Talkington 83-76-76--235 (+19)
75. Juan Serrano 86-82-76--244 (+28)





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