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
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.
Men's golf team takes fifth place in Florida
Published: Thu Feb 24, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:08 p.m.