The University of Tennessee men's golf team fired rounds of

292-286-286--864 to finish the Cavalier Classic in third place. The Vols

carded an even par for the first time since 1995. Tennessee fell short to

host Virginia by one stroke in the deciding final round.

Sophomore Andy Brimer made a strong recovery after shooting a

74-73-69--216, to lead the Vols and finish the day at par. Senior Derrick

Centers and Freshman Clemons Conrad-Prader tied for 10th with total of

217.

Wake Forest took the team title after shooting seven-under-par,

285-280-292--857. Host Virginia took second with rounds of

295-283-285--863. Tennessee, Richmond, and Furman round out the top five

teams.

Jay Morgan (Wake Forest) saw the individual spotlight after posting scores

of 70-68-72--210. Demon Deacons Brent Wanner (214) and Buck Williams (214)

helped to secure the team title for Wake Forest with a tie for third.

The Vols will participate in the Carpet Capital Collegiate, formerly a

spring tournament, beginning Friday, Oct. 1 until Saturday, Oct. 2.

Lady Vol golfers start season out strong at Auburn tourney

The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team has opened the 1999-2000

season on the right foot as the team is currently in third place at the

Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational. After 36 holes on the first day of the

tournament at the Saugahatchee Country Club in Auburn, Ala., No. 14/10

Tennessee carded a team total of 605.

The Lady Vols jumped out to take a share of first place along with No. 3/1

Georgia at the conclusion of the first round earlier in the day. Sophomore

Tina Schneeberger carded a career-low 70 for the individual lead in round

one, and sophomore Young-A Yang shot a one-over 73 for sixth place.

As the teams completed 36 holes of play on the par-72, 6,049-yard layout,

Tennessee moved down to third with Georgia in control of the leaderboard,

followed by host No. 7/9 Auburn. The Lady Tigers' Kami Smith has the

individual lead following a tournament low-round of 68 on her second 18 to

total 142. Yang snatched up the Lady Vols' lead after a second-round 74 for

145 on the day and control of fourth place. Schneeberger moved into a tie

for eighth (70-79--149).

Rounding out the UT lineup are sophomore Carrie Cole , who carded

79-76--156 for a share of 26th place, junior Anna Umemura, who is currently

tied for 30th (76-80--157), and freshman Erin Simmons (77-82--159), who is

sitting tied for 46th. Freshman Rosanna Zernatto is competing as an

individual and fired rounds of 77 and 81 to total 158 and finish the day

tied for 39th.

The tournament concluded Tuesday with a final round of 18 holes. Tee times

were set to begin at 8 a.m. Results were not available at press time. The

Lady Vols earned a preseason No. 14 national ranking in the MasterCard poll

and were listed at No. 10 in the Golf Week Preseason Top 25. Yang is

ranked No. 11 individually by MasterCard.