The University of Tennessee men's golf team is currently in fifth place

after 36 holes of the Cleveland Augusta State Invitational with rounds of

280-290-573. The Vols posted the best first-round score of the tournament

to slip from first place to fifth. The first round score of 280 is also

Tennessee's lowest round for the 1999-2000 season.

Vol senior standout Derrick Centers is currently tied for the seventh with

scores of 67-74-141, to put him only four strokes behind the individual

leader. Freshman Ian Parnaby has the second best Vol score with a

71-72-143, placing him tied for the 17th after day one.

Host Augusta State is leading the team competition with a 566,

ten-under-par. NC State is in a close second with a 36-hole total of

569. Rhode Island (571), Duke (571) and Tennessee (573) round out the top


Augusta State's Jamie Elson (67-70) and Charleston's Jedd McLuen (66-71)

are tied for the individual lead by one stroke over Wofford's William

McGirt (69-69). Marc Turnesa (NC State), Matt Brost (Texas) and Robert Duck

(Augusta State) round out the top individuals.

The Vols began the final round of the tournament at 8 a.m. Sunday. Results

were not available as of press time.