April 7, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. – The University of Tennessee at Martin carded a pair of solid rounds today at the Red Wolves Intercollegiate and currently sit in a tie for seventh place amongst the 21-team field.

The Skyhawks fired a cumulative score of 603 (+35) on the day, shooting a 306 in the first round before compiling an improved 297 in the second round. Arkansas State (580, +12) sits in first place after 36 holes.

Tyler Shellnut led the way for UT Martin today, shooting a 146 (+4) to rank 10th overall out of 109 golfers. Shellnut paced the field with a 69 in the first round and added a 77 in the second round of play.

Brendon Caballero (150, +8) was the next-best finisher for the Skyhawks, as he shot a 78 in the first round and followed with a 72 in Round 2. Austin Swafford (78, 77; 155), Tyler Guy (81, 74; 155) and John Sisinni (82, 74; 156) rounded out the team scoring for UT Martin.

Competing as an individual, Gavin Shellnut carded a 158 (83, 75) this afternoon.

“It was a long day – we had a 30 minute delay with rain this morning,” Skyhawk head coach Jerry Carpenter said. “We got started at 8:30 this morning and played until 7:40 tonight. The first nine to 11 holes were played in light rain and the wind was blowing about 15 to 20 miles per hour which made it very difficult to score. We have a shot to finish in the top-five and that’s our goal for tomorrow – hopefully we will have good weather.”

The third and final round begins on Tuesday, April 8 from RidgePointe Country Club at 8:30 a.m.