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.
Vol golfers fall from fourth to tenth in SEC tournament
Published: Tue Apr 25, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:14 p.m.