Oct. 14, 2002
TAMPA. Fla.--Led by Ian Parnaby's first round score of 68, the Tennessee men's golf team is in third after the first round of the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational. The Vols shot a 283 on the rain-shortened first day to trail first-place Ohio State (279) by four strokes. The tournament is being held at Old Memorial Golf Course (par 72, 7,028 yards).
Parnaby, a senior finished the day with a 68 (four-under par), four strokes off the lead to head the Vol contingent. Sophomore David Skinns also shot under par with a one-under 71 to tie him for 14th. Senior Andrew Pratt and sophomore John-Scott Rattan were next in Vol scoring with scores of 72 to tie them for 22nd. Sophomore Ross McGowan rounds out the UT team with a 79, tying him for 68th. Sophomore Brandon Skeen is competing as an individual and is in 77th with an 83.
Leading the individual portion of the tournament is Zach Doran of Ohio State. Doran turned in an eight-under par 64. Tied for second with Parnaby is fellow SEC competitor Brandt Snedeker of Vanderbilt with a 68. Five competitors are tied for fourth to round out the top individual performers.
Ohio State leads the team competition with a 279. Following the Buckeyes is Kentucky with a 282. The No. 13 Vols are in third with a 283, with the College of Charleston (284) and No. 3 Florida (283) rounding out the top five teams.
Tennessee is back in action Tuesday with the final two rounds of the tournament, with play resuming at 7:45 a.m.