The University of Tennessee men's golf team posted scores of

289-294-298--881, to finish tied for sixth place after the final round of

the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate in Opelika, Ala.

The Vols finished 17-over-par to finish tied with Mississippi State.

Derrick Centers, Kevin Law and Andrew Black each fired a 54-hole total of

220 to lead the Vols, tying for 23rd in the individual standings.

Auburn held the lead throughout the tournament, finishing with scores of

282-281-285--848, 16-under-par. South Carolina (856), Mississippi (867),

Southeast Louisiana (871) and Florida State (877) rounded out the top five

teams.

Ole Miss' Haymes Snedeker took home the individual title after firing

rounds of 69-71-68--208, eight-under-par. Auburn golfers Kevin Haefner

(210) and Scott Weatherly (211) led the Tigers, finishing second and third

overall.

The Vols will travel to Lexington, Ky., for the SEC Championships beginning

on Friday. Tennessee is currently 19-20-2 heading into SEC

competition.

Divers begin competition at nationals

Four members of this year's University of Tennessee Lady Vol diving

squad will compete in the 1999 U.S. Spring National Championships, to be

held in Orlando, Fla. The competition begins today and runs through

Sunday.

Both men's and women's events will be held each day.

The event will take place at the YMCA Aquatics Center and will feature

divers from across the country. Representing the Lady Vols will be seniors

Kathy Pesek and Alicia Ball and sophomore Lizzy Flynt.

All-American Kathy Pesek had pre-qualified for the meet on the platform and

three-meter springboard. She added the three-meter synchronized event to

the list after she paired up with former Lady Vol Tracy Bonner for the win

at the Geographic Zone B Championships in Athens, Ga., at the beginning of

the month.

The duo recorded a score of 269.28. Bonner will also be competing in the

one- and three-meter springboards as a member of the Tennessee Diving club

team.

Flynt earned a bid to the national meet in three events. She took first

place on the platform at the zone championships with a score of 433.50 to

advance. She also finished fourth on the three-meter board and teamed up

with Ball to take second in three-meter synchronized to move to spring

nationals in both events.

Ball will join Flynt in synchronized after the pair earned a score of

219.75.