Sept. 15, 2002
men's golf team finished tied for seventh at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
at The Ridges Golf and Country Club (par 72, 7,147 yards). The Vols fired a
Senior Ian Parnaby claimed his first collegiate individual championship. Parnaby finished tied with five other competitors. He finished the tournament with a one-under 68-72-72--215. Freshman Lawrence Dodd finished second in Vol scoring with an 18th-t place finish. Dodd carded a 71-72-78--221. Other Vols who competed in the tournament include sophomores Ross McGowan and John-Scott Rattan who finished 33rd-t and 37th-t respectively. McGowan turned in a scorecard of 76-73-76--225, while Rattan had a 76-73-77--226. Senior Andrew Pratt rounded out the team competitors with an 81-82-83--246 to finish 76th. Freshman Chris Robinson competed as an individual and finished tied for 60th with a 79-74-78--231.
Wake Forest claimed the tournament championship with a 287-294-295--876. North Carolina (878), Texas Christian (882), Duke (883) and South Carolina (886) rounded out the top five teams.
There was a five-way tie for first in the individual portion of the tournament. Along with Parnaby of UT, Leif Olson of Duke, Dustin Bray of North Carolina, Bill Haas of Wake Forest and David Schultz of Texas Christian took a share of top medalist honors with scores of 215.
The Vols will next be in action on Sept. 27-29 at the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga. Tennessee finished second in last year's event with a 283-289-296--868. Parnaby and David Skinns were among the individual leaders, finishing tied for fifth.