Nov. 6, 2002
KAHUKU, Hawaii-- Tennessee closed out the 2002 fall portion of its golf schedule with a second-place finish at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate in Kahuku, Hawaii. The Vols shot a 279-294-288--861 for the tournament at the Palmer Course (par 72, 7,299 yards) of the Turtle Bay Resort.
Leading the way for Tennessee was sophomore David Skinns. Skinns finished tied for fourth, which was his third straight top 10 finish of the season after turning in a scorecard of 65-73-77--215. Sophomore Ross McGowan was one stroke back of Skinns to end the tournament in seventh-place with a total of 216 (67-76-73).
Sophomore John-Scott Rattan and senior Andrew Pratt also finished in the top 10, tying for 10th-place. Rattan shot a 73-73-73--219, while Pratt fired a 74-72-73--219. Senior Ian Parnaby climbed from 46th to finish the tournament tied for 16th after an impressive three-under-par 69 on the final day. Parnaby had a three-round scorecard of 74-77-69--220. Sophomore Brandon Skeen competed as an individual for the Vols, shooting a 79-70-77--226 to finish tied for 41st.
UNLV claimed the team title with scores of 288-280-289--857 to edge UT by four strokes. South Carolina finished third with a 289-288-286--863, while Washington State (874) and Virginia (875) rounded out the top five teams.
Dustin White of Washington State claimed top honors as the individual champion. White carded a 71-74-67--212 to win the event by one stroke over J.C. Deacon (213) of UNLV. Mitch Carlson, also of UNLV finished third with a 214, while three competitors tied for fourth to round out the top individual scorers.
Tennessee's next tournament will be the Tulane Invitational in New Orleans, La., Feb. 10-11.