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.