UT freshman Andrew Black turned it up a notch over the weekend on the

links, winning the Alabama Spring Invitational with a 54-hole score of


Black, playing as an individual, set his personal collegiate bests for

round (68), finish (first) and 54-hole total.

As a team the Vols, whose score did not include Black's, finished tied for

eighth, 23 strokes behind winner Ole Miss.

Leading the way for UT was sophomore Andy Brimer, whose rounds of 77-67-73

was good enough for a 16th place finish.

Junior Derrick Centers was only two strokes behind Brimer with a 219.

The Vols are in action next in Dalton, Ga., at the Carpet Capital

Collegiate beginning April 2.

Lady Vols golfers win sixth

With rain canceling the final round, the Lady Vols managed a sixth-place

finish over the weekend at the Lady Gamecock Classic in Blythewood,


Freshman Young-A Yang posted the lowest score for UT, recording scores of

73-76 to finish in a tie for sixth overall. Senior Jessica Lindbergh was

sixteenth with a two-day score of 152.

The Lady Vols are off until the Liz Murphy Classic hosted by Georgia April

2-4 at the University Golf Course.

Florida rocks Diamond Vols

Florida pulled off the sweep Sunday of UT in Gainesville, pummeling the

Vols 18-2.

Florida pitchers Matt McClendon and Sergio Rodriguez combined to limit the

Vols (13-11, 1-5 SEC) to ten hits and two earned runs. They also whiffed

nine Vol batters.

Former Vol Kurt Keene, now a Gator, was hot. He finished the game 3-for-6

with two RBIs and three runs scored. He also went deep.

Quenten Patterson took the loss for UT, surviving only two innings and

surrendering 10 hits and seven earned runs.