Skyhawks make Page Classic look easy
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:00 pm
UT Martin claimed the 2012 Grover Page Classic title going away after again firing the lowest round of the day in the third round. The Skyhawks carded a 4-over-par 292 to give themselves a 13-stroke cushion over the field at 17-over-par 881.
A pair of Skyhawks, Tyler Shellnut and John Sisinni, also earned spots on the All-Tournament team with their play at the Grover Page Classic.
“This win is very good for our program,” said UT Martin head coach Jerry Carpenter. “The guys have put in a ton of work over the winter and these last two days were truly a result of that. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”
The 2012 Grover Page Classic was a 54-hole stroke play tournament conducted by UTM and hosted at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson. The 75-player field was made up of 12 teams, including six from the state of Tennessee and five Ohio Valley Conference member institutions, along with 15 participants competing as individuals. The par 72 Jackson Country Club course played at a length of 6,783.
UT Martin’s final round showing was the second time in as many days they turned in the lowest round of the day.
Taylor Deming and Clay Harbin led the way, each carding rounds of 1-under-par 71. Deming’s performance moved him into a tie for 14th place individually at 75-77-71 223, while Harbin vaulted up to 24th position at 80-77-71- 228.
Leading the way overall for UT Martin was Brendon Caballero, who used an even-par third round to finish tied for seventh at 80-68-72.
Second round leader Barton Hamilton struggled early in his final round, falling back into ninth place after carding a 6-over-par 78.
Rounding out the scoring for the Skyhawks was Graham Sleigh, who also finished with a 6-over-par 78, to sit in a tie for 16th position at 73-73-78 224.
“The first round we played decently and didn’t do anything to take us out of contention, then in the second round the guys really played well and putted much better, which allowed us to move up the leaderboard,” added Carpenter.
The Skyhawks playing as individuals also played well in the final round.
Shellnut and Sisinni both carded final round 3-over-par 75s to finish at 3-over-par 219 and earn spots on the All-Tournament Team.
Chris Scwartz added his lowest round of the tournament with a 2-under-par 70, to finish in a tie for 21st at 81-76-70 227.
As a group, the three Skyhawk individuals were the top three finishers among the field of 15 individual competitors. Published in The WCP 3.20.12