Shellnut at home atop Skyhawk leaderboard

Shellnut at home atop Skyhawk leaderboard

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 12:00 pm

UT Martin junior Tyler Shellnut fired a blistering 6-under-par in the third round to win individual medalist honors Tuesday afternoon at the Skyhawk Classic Golf Tournament at Paris Landing in Buchanan.
Named the league’s male Golfer of the Week for his efforts, Shellnut shot 2-under in the first round and then 2-over in the second round. He finished the three-round tournament with 210 to beat Murray State’s Patrick Newcomb, Southern Illinois’ Brandon Cauldwell and John A. Logan’s Tucker Guisewite by a stroke.
“I am proud of proud of Tyler,” UT Martin golf coach Jerry Carpenter said. “He had a very good third round.”
Graham Sleigh and Clay Harbin, both playing on the UT Martin ‘B’ team, finished seventh and eighth in the tournament, which included 78 players and 14 teams. Sleigh and Harbin each finished with three-round 213s. Sleigh shot a 4-under-par 68 in the second round and a 1-over in the third round. Harbin was consistent in all three rounds. He shot 1-under-par in each round.
The UT Martin B team shot a three-round 872 and finished tied for fifth. Freshman Tyler Guy from Clarksville and redshirt freshman Austin Smith from Westview rounded out the four-person team. Guy shot a three-round 218, while Smith shot a three-round 228.
Shellnut led the UT Martin A team, which finished eighth in the 14-team tournament.
“We did not play well in the first and second round,” Carpenter said. “The problem, with both teams, was putting. We had 25 three-putts the first day. That’s an awesome stat in the wrong direction.”
Sophomore Brendon Caballero shot a three-round 222, while freshman Ben Reeves shot a three-round 223. Taylor Deming had a three-round 225, while John Michael Sisinni carded a three-round 228.
Murray State and John A. Logan each finished the tournament at 3-under-par, with Murray State claiming the Skyhawk Classic title on the first playoff hole. All five members of each team played the 369-yard, par 4 No. 1 hole, with Murray State finishing 1-under-par and John A. Logan finishing the hole at 1-over-par.
The 2012 event was a 54-hole stroke play tournament at the par 72 Paris Landing Golf Course. Published in The WCP 10.11.12

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