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Vols Travel To Hawaii For Turtle Bay Intercollegiate



The Tennessee men’s golf team closes out its 2007 fall season beginning Monday at a very non-fall like local.

Kahuku, Hawaii.

The Volunteers will travel a couple thousands miles to the island of Oahu to compete in the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Hawaii, Nov. 5-7, at the Turtle Bay Resort.

The 21-team field for the event boasts schools from across the United States and Hawaii: Baylor, Boise State, Charleston, Fresno State, Hartford, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico State, Osaka Gakuin, No. 16 Pepperdine, San Diego, St. Mary’s, No. 27 Tennessee, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UNC Wilmington, No. 31 UNLV, USF, UT-Arlington, Weber State and Wyoming.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort is famous for world-class surfing, pristine white sand beaches, and its charming country setting. The North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures.

Junior Chris Paisley will man the No. 1 position for the Vols. Paisley is coming off his first-place individual finish at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Ridges where he matched a tournament and course record with his second round 8-under-par 64.

Philip Pettitt starts at the No. 2 position. The senior is second on the team with a 73.00 scoring average and five rounds of par-or-better this season.

Charlie Ford takes the No. 3 position. Ford has the only other top-10 finish on the squad this season, a tie for seventh place at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, Sept, 30- Oct. 1.

Robin Wingardh occupies the No. 4 position. The UT freshman has competed in all four tournaments for the Vols and has a 74.22 scoring average.

Sophomore David Holmes rounds out the Tennessee lineup in the No. 5 position. Holmes has one appearance thus far this season, a 36th-place finish at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges.

Senior Ben Spickard will compete for Tennessee as an individual.

The Vols’ spring slate begins January 28-29, 2008, at the PING/Arizona Intercollegiate at Arizona National in Tucson, Ariz.


 

 

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