The University of Tennessee men's golf team finished the 2000 SEC

Championships with scores of 301-304-300­905, Tennessee's highest 54-hole

score this season. Tennessee fell from fourth place after round one to

finish the tournament in the 10th-place position.

Freshman Andrew Pratt made a stellar performance in his first SEC

tournament by placing tied for 14th in the individual competition. Pratt

shot rounds of 74-73-74­221 to post the best Vol score. Andrew Black posted

the second-best Vol score, a 76-77-74­227, to finish tied for 38th. Senior

Derrick Centers fell from 17th after round one to 45th due to a third-round

mark of 78.

Georgia, who led the tournament throughout, shot a final round 288 and held

off second-place Auburn to capture the SEC team title. Georgia has the most

SEC team wins with 23. Auburn (854), Mississippi State (877), and South

Carolina (880) round out the top teams.

Auburn's Roland Thatcher shot a final round 68 to win individual medalist

honors. Thatcher had a three-round score of 208 and finished three shots

ahead of Mississippi State's Alex Rocha, Auburn's Jason Dufner and

Georgia's Erik Compton, who each had scores of 211.

The 10th-place finish may hurt Tennessee's chances at receiving a bid to

the NCAA East Regionals on May 18-20.

The top eight teams in the district will compete at the regionals. The Vols

play one last regular-season tournament, the Maxwell Intercollegiate,

beginning May 13-14 in Ardmore, Okla.