Vol Golfers Tied for Seventh at Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational

Oct. 11, 2004

TAMPA, Fla.-- The Tennessee men's golf team fired a 304 during the first round of the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate at Old Memorial Golf Club (par 72, 7,080 yards), tying for seventh. The tournament, which was expected to have two rounds played Monday, experienced delays due to inclement weather. The remaining holes from the second round will be finished Tuesday morning before the final round.

Leading the way for the seventh-ranked Vols is senior David Skinns with a 73. Skinns struggled to open play with a 3-over-par 39, but bounced back with a 34 on the final nine to close out the round.

Standing second in Vol scoring is junior Lloyd Campbell. Campbell stands two strokes back of Skinns with a 75 in a tie for 19th. His round saw him fire a 38 on the front nine and improve his score by one stroke with a 37 on the back nine. Freshman Charlie Ford, competing in his first tournament as a Vol, carded a 77 for the round that included a 37-40.

Rounding out the Tennessee competitors are freshman Philip Pettitt and senior John Scott Rattan in a tie for 48th with scores of 79. Pettitt's round saw him turn in nine-hole scores of 37-72, while Rattan had a 39-40.

Leading the tournament is Central Florida with a score of 293. South Carolina stands three strokes back in second with a 296, while No. 9 Kentucky is in third with a 297. Rounding out the top five is No. 18 Georgia State in fourth with a 300 and North Florida and Mississippi in a tie for fifth with scores of 302.

Stefan Wistorf of Central Florida leads the individual portion of the tournament with a 4-under-par 68. Mark Blakefield of Kentucky and Darren Baynes of Georgia State round out the top individuals with scores of 70, tying for second.

The Vols return to action Tuesday with the conclusion of the second round, as well as the final round of play.



Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational
Team Results
1. Central Florida 293
2. South Carolina 296
3. Kentucky 297
4. Georgia State 300
5t. North Florida 302
5t. Mississippi 302
7t. LSU 304
9t. Toledo 307
9t. Arkansas 307
11. College of Charleston 308
12. Ohio State 309
13. Florida 310
14t. South Florida 313
14t. Florida State 313

Individual Leaders
1. Stefan Wistorf, Central Florida 68
2t. Mark Blakefield, Kentucky 70
2t. Darren Baynes, Georgia State 70
4t. Heath West, LSU 71
4t. Giwon Suh, Central Florida 71

Vol Scores
8-t David Skinns 73
19-t Lloyd Campbell 75
35-t Charlie Ford 77
48-t Philip Pettitt 79
48-t John Scott Rattan 79


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