SKYHAWKS IN TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL TITLE CHASE AFTER FIRST TWO ROUNDS AT AUSTIN PEAY
October 17, 2016
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DICKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin golf squad is in prime position for its second straight tournament championship after a solid opening two rounds at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate today.
The Skyhawks rank in third place in the team standings after Day One, posting a score of 587 (+11). That score is just one stroke off of second place Mercer and seven strokes behind tournament leader Missouri State.
UT Martin shot a 290 (+2) this morning before carding a 297 (+9) in the second round. As a team, the Skyhawks compiled one eagle, 22 birdies and 107 pars today.
Hunter Richardson led UT Martin today, carding rounds of 72-70 to rank in a tie for second place out of 60 golfers in the field. His 142 (-2) is only three strokes behind Mercer’s Kiko Rosele for the individual championship. The Clarksville, Tenn. native led the Skyhawks with eight birdies and one of four eagles in the tournament’s opening day – accomplishing that feat on the par-4 No. 8 hole in the first round.
Austin Swafford was one shot off the lead after accounting for five birdies in the first round. He finished with a 145 (+1) after shooting a 69 this morning and a 76 this afternoon, ranking eighth in the individual standings.
Jack Story produced rounds of 71 and 77 today, carding a 148 (+4) aided by five birdies this morning. Gavin Shellnut (80, 74) and Ross Redmont (78, 83) completed the team scoring with scores of 154 and 161, respectively.
Playing as an individual, Tyler Guy pieced together a solid 148 (+4) today – shooting a 75 in the opening round and a 73 in the second round. Cameron Smith (77, 72; 149) wasn’t too far behind while Zach Haynes (73, 77; 150) concluded the scoring for the UT Martin individuals.
The Skyhawks will tee off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The UT Martin team members are paired with Missouri State and Mercer while the Skyhawk individuals will play alongside fellow Ohio Valley Conference schools Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois and Belmont.