Vols Ninth at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

Oct. 25, 2008

The No. 14 Tennessee men's golf team shot a 4-over-par 292 on Saturday and moved up one spot into ninth place at the 11th annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate played at the Ridges Golf and Country Club, a par-72, 7,001-yard course in Jonesborough, Tenn.

The Volunteers improved their team score seven strokes from day one to day two and are 15 over par for the tournament.

Wake Forest fired a 3-under-par 285 to overtake ETSU for the lead in the team standings. Wake Forest is at even par for the tournament. ETSU and Coastal Carolina are tied for second at 2 over par, two strokes back of Wake Forest. Mississippi is fourth and N.C. State fifth to round out the top five.

Senior Chris Paisley shot the best round of the day for the Volunteers, a 2-under-par 70 and moved into a tie for fourth place in the individual standings. N.C. State's Darren Blair leads the individual standings. Paisley, who is two strokes back of Blair, carded par or better on 17 of 18 holes, including birdies on Nos. 1, 2, and 10.

Junior David Holmes ranks next for the Tennessee, tied for 37th after a 2-over-par 74 on Saturday. Holmes went 1 over on the front and back nine, with two bogeys and a birdie on each.

Sophomore Robin Wingardh is tied for 43rd, improving two strokes from Friday with a 2-over-par 74. Wingardh birdied on Nos. 5, 6, and 14 before shooting bogeys on the last three holes.

Justin Walker shot 5-over-par 77 and is tied for 55th. The freshman was 1 over through nine holes but struggled with five bogeys to start the back nine. He finished the day with a birdie on No. 18.

Competing as an individual, Garrick Porteous improved eight strokes from Friday to Saturday, firing a 2-over-par 74 in the second round. He improved 14 spots into a tie for 65th.



Sophomore Cameron Lawrence made this biggest improvement in the second round, shooting a 2-over-par 74, 10 shot better than his first round score. Lawrence is 14 over for the tournament and tied for 70th with a scorecard of 84-74--158.

The third and final round is scheduled to begin Sunday morning at 8:30. Live results are available at www.utsports.com and www.golfstat.com.

1 Wake Forest 291-285=576
T2 East Tennessee State 288-290=578
T2 Coastal Carolina 290-288=578
4 Mississippi 292-288=580
5 North Carolina State 290-295=585
T6 Missouri 295-293=588
T6 Vanderbilt 297-291=588
8 UAB 293-297=590
9 Tennessee 299-292=591
T10 North Carolina 299-294=593
T10 Virginia 300-293=593
12 Auburn 295-299=594
13 Kent State 310-288=598
14 Ohio State 303-296=599
1 Darren Blair, North Carolina State 71-69=140
T2 Zack Byrd, Coastal Carolina 71-70=141
T2 Dan Obremski, Coastal Carolina 72-69=141
T4 Chris Paisley, Tennessee 72-70=142
T4 Michael Stewart, East Tennessee State 73-69=142
T4 Chris Paisley 72-70=142
T37 David Holmes 75-74=149
T43 Robin Wingardh 76-74=150
T55 Justin Walker 76-77=153
T70 Cameron Lawrence 84-74=158
T65 Garrick Porteous (I) 82-74=156


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