The University of Tennessee men's golf team finished its own Coca-Cola
Tournament of Champions in third place with rounds of 292-287-286, for an
overall 865-the team's best finish in the TOC since 1992. The Vols rallied
at Holston Hills Country Club to finish the tournament only six strokes
behind the team leader. Tennessee now has a total of five rounds of par in
only four tournaments going into its last event of the Fall.
Sophomore Andrew Black played a tremendous tournament to place second after
three playoff holes with Augusta State's Michael Webb. On the third playoff
hole, Webb hit a 9-iron from 145 yards to within three feet of the hole.
Black's approach shot then went over the green. Black failed to get up and
down for par, and Webb sank a 3-footer for the win.
Black inked his name in the TOC record books by tying for the lowest round
(65) and lowest three-round score by a Vol (207). His name will also
replace Boomer Erick's for the lowest round by a Vol. Erick posted a 66 in
the first round of the 1994 TOC.
Vol junior Andy Brimer carded the second-best Vol score after carding a
75-72-71, for a 218 total, to finish the tourney tied for 16th. Brimer
finished the 1998 TOC tied for third.
Augusta State rallied to defeat Virginia in a play-off hole to determine
the team champion. Both teams fired a 54-hole score of 859, to end the
tournament five-under par. Tennessee (865), NC State (876), Southeastern
Louisiana (878) and Ole Miss (878) rounded out the top six team
Mississippi State's Alex Rocha (210) , Virginia's James Driscoll (211) and
Ole Miss' Troy Muller (212) round out the top five individuals.
The Vols will participate in their last tournament of the Fall beginning on
Monday, Oct. 25 at the Gary Koch Invitational in Orlando, Fla.
UT men nab third in golf tourney
Published: Thu Oct 14, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:59 p.m.