PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - The University of Tennessee men's golf team fired a

289-312-291--892 to finish fifth after 54 holes at the Mercedes-Benz

Collegiate. The Vols shot the lowest third-round score to rally back from

eighth-place after Round 2 at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra,


Vol senior Derrick Centers also improved his game in the final round to

finish the tournament tied for 12th. Centers shot rounds of 70-81-70--221,

to lead the Vols for a consecutive event this spring. Andrew Black also

finished tied for 12th after firing a 73-77-71--221, for the


Florida took its second MBC team title with rounds of 280-294-297--871,

leaving host North Florida to settle for second place with 876 strokes.

Northwestern (881), NC State (887) and Tennessee (892) round out the top

team competitors.

North Florida's David Bennett won his second tournament of the year with

rounds of 67-72-72--211, after draining a 15-yard birdie in a one-hole

playoff with Florida's Camilo Benedetti. Benedetti missed an 18-yard birdie

to finish in second place. Northwestern's Luke Donald (213) and North

Florida's Kevin Mock (214) round out the top individual competitors.

The next stop for the Vols will be Tallahassee, Fla. for the Seminole

Classic to be held March 6-7.