RICHARDSON GRABS INDIVIDUAL LEAD AS UTM GOLF COMPLETES FIRST DAY AT MEMPHIS
September 18, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin senior Hunter Richardson rose to the top of the field to emerge as the clubhouse leader at the end of Day One at the Memphis Intercollegiate held at Colonial Country Club today.
Exactly one week after he nearly shot the best round in the history of the Murray State Invitational, Richardson flirted with history once again this morning. His first round 67 was tied for the fifth-lowest single round in Memphis Intercollegiate history (65). He followed that with a 71 this afternoon to rank on top of the field of 75 golfers, leading Little Rock’s George Scanlon by one stroke.
Overall, Richardson shot a 138 (-6) today, ranking second in the field in birdies (10) and par-3 scoring (2.75, -2).
The Skyhawks are in eighth place out of 13 teams, shooting a 592 (+16) after 36 holes of play. UT Martin carded a 298 (+10) in the opening round before posting a 294 (+6) in Round 2, which was delayed for 70 minutes because of a weather/lightning delay.
Five of the six Skyhawks who took part in the tournament posted improved scores from their first round tallies. Nick Wolf is tied for 20th place with a 147 (+3), accounting for scores of 74-73 with six birdies today. Ross Redmont (150, +8) began his day with a 78 before generating a 74 in the afternoon round. Jack Story (79-77) and Zach Haynes (85-76) were responsible for scores of 156 (+12) and 161 (+17), respectively, to round out the team scoring.
Competing as an individual, Tate Chumley posted rounds of 78-76 for a 154 (+10) today.
UT Martin is grouped alongside Georgetown and Belmont for the third and final round on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Haynes starts things off at 8:15 a.m. and will be followed by Story (8:24), Redmont (8:33), Wolf (8:42) and Richardson (8:51). Chumley will tee of 8:33 a.m. and will play with representatives from Tennessee State and Memphis.