Skyhawk golf rally saves much face
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:02 am
UTM Sports Information
JACKSON – UT Martin golf team recovered from a disappointing first round showing with steady improvements in Tuesday’s second and third rounds to post a 38-over-par 902 tournament total.
The Skyhawks’ improvement moved them among the top ten as a team, and Taylor Deming used a final round 1-under-par 71, to become the top Skyhawk individual at 8-over-par 224 and in a tie for 28th place.
The 2011 Grover Page Classic was a 54-hole stroke play tournament conducted by UTM and hosted at the Jackson Country Club.
The 83-player field was made up of 15 teams, including seven from the state of Tennessee and five Ohio Valley Conference member institutions, along with 10 participants competing as individuals.
The par 72 Jackson Country Club course played at a length of 6,783.
“I’m glad we were able to complete the full tournament, given the weather we faced this week,” said UT Martin head coach Jerry Carpenter. “The compliment for that goes fully to the staff at the Jackson Country Club, who did an outstanding job getting the course ready to play.”
UT Martin moved into the top 10 as a team, in addition to Deming’s showing, with the help of Jonathan Martin who finished at 10-over-par 226 and Christopher Schwartz only two strokes back at 12-over-par 228.
Rounding out the scoring for the Skyhawks were Tyler Shellnut at 14-over-par 230 and Bailey Childress at 16-over-par 232.
Murray State claimed the team title going away as the only team in red numbers at 2-under-par 862, followed by Morehead State at 20-over-par 884.
In the individual competition, Murray State’s Cameron Carrico used a tournament-low round of 3-under-par 69 in the final round to capture a two shot victory at 6-under-par 210.
Tennessee Tech’s Tyler Cassetty finished in second with a 4-under-par 212 showing, followed by Jared Flanery of Morehead State in third at 1-over-par 217.
The Skyhawks will return to action April 3 when they travel to Spring Hill to participate in the Tennessee State Big Blue Intercollegiate.