Nov. 5, 2002
KAHUKU, Hawaii--Led by sophomore David Skinns' 65-73--138, the Tennessee
men's golf team stands in second place after the first day of competition
at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate, which is being played on The Palmer Course
(par 72, 7,299) at the Turtle Bay Resort.
Following Skinns who is in first place is fellow sophomore Ross McGowan. McGowan fired a 67-76--143 to end the day in fifth place. Sophomore John-Scott Rattan and senior Andrew Pratt are both tied for 13th. Rattan carded a 73-73--146, while Pratt had a 74-72--146 to round out the Vols in the top 20 individuals. Senior Ian Parnaby recorded a 74-77--151 for 46th place to finish Tennessee's team scoring. Sophomore Brandon Skeen is competing as an individual and is tied for 35th with scores of 79-70--149.
UNLV leads the tournament. The Rebels fired a 288-280--568 to take the lead from the second place Vols after the first round. South Carolina (577), Virginia (587) and Washington State (589) round out the top teams after two rounds of play.
Three individuals trail Skinns in the individual portion of the tournament. Ryan Moore and J.C. Deacon, both of UNLV and Robert Frye of San Francisco are tied for second with scores of 141. McGowan holds fifth and is one stroke ahead of four competitors to round out the top individuals.
The Vols will be back in action Tuesday with the final round of the tournament. This will conclude UT's fall portion of the schedule.