Low final round score pushes Skyhawks up
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:02 pm
The University of Tennessee at Martin golf team turned in the second lowest score of the third and final round of the Murray State Invitational at Miller Memorial Golf Course and finished fourth in the 14-team tournament with a three-round score of 869.
Murray State made a third-round charge to win its own tournament for the eighth consecutive year.
The Racers shot a 280 in the third round and passed Lipscomb, which led the tournament after the first and second rounds. Lipscomb was second in the tournament, while Belmont was third.
Three of UT Martin’s five golfers carded third-round scores of even par (71) or 1-under par, 70s. Sophomore Tyler Shellnut led the Skyhawks with a three-round 214. He shot a one-under 70 in the third round. He finished seventh in the tournament.
Senior Graham Sleigh from Franklin shot even-par in the third round and finished with a three-round 216. Sleigh carded back-to-back even pars in the second and third rounds.
Senior Barton Hamilton was one-under and turned in a three-round 218 to finish tied for 15th in the tournament.
Freshman Brendon Caballero shot a 3-over 74 in the third round and turned in a three-round 221, while junior Taylor Deming rounded out the Skyhawks fourth-place finish with a three-round 237.
The UT Martin B team finished 12th in the tournament. The team included Clary Harbin, Adam Clark, John Michael Sisinni and Chris Schwartz. Clark led the team in the third round with a one-over par 72. He finished with a three-round 225.
The Skyhawks were tied for seventh in the tournament after the first round with 295. In the second round they trimmed their score by six strokes and climbed to fifth place. The team cut four more strokes in the third round to earn the fourth-place finish.
The Skyhawks return to action Monday when they host the Skyhawk Classic at Paris Landing State Park. Published in The WCP 10.6.11