Sept. 27, 2002
ROCKY FACE, Ga.--The Vols
are tied for 13th place after the first round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate
with a score of 295. Start times were pushed to the early afternoon due to inclement
Leading the way for the Vols is senior Ian Parnaby. Parnaby fired a one-under 71 to finish the first day tied for 13th. Freshman Chris Robinson is second in Vol scoring with a 72, which ties him for 25th place. Freshman Lawrence Dodd and sophomore David Skinns are both tied for 56th with scores of 76, while sophomore John-Scott Rattan rounds out the UT scoring with a 79 to tie him for 81st.
Bill Haas of Wake Forest is the individual leader. Haas fired a 66 (six-under par) to lead by one stroke over Kevin Silva of North Carolina and Camilo Villegas of Florida. Marco Trejos of ETSU is in fourth place with a 68, while Jordan Code of Florida and Matt Hendrix of Clemson each have scores of 69, tying them for fifth.
Florida, ranked third in the nation, leads the 18-team tournament. The Gators fired a blistering 10-under par 278 to lead the field of which 16 are ranked in the coaches poll top 25. They have a six stroke lead over ETSU who is in second with a 284. No. 20 UNLV (285), No. 2 Clemson (287) and No. 19 North Carolina (288) round out the top five teams after the first day of play. The 13th-ranked Vols will be in action through the weekend with the second round on Saturday and the final round on Sunday.