JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tennessee ended the second day of play at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Golf Championship in fifth place with a 303-299--602.
David Skinns improved his play by four strokes to hold a share of the individual lead with a scorecard of 142.
Skinns opened play on the front nine. He began with a bogey on No. 1 before returning to even par with a birdie on the second hole. He would then par holes three through six before back-to-back birdies on seven and eight to make the turn at two under.
The back nine saw Skinns record two more birdies on 11 and 14 to go four under before a bogey on 17.
Skinns is tied with fellow Southeastern Conference golfers Mark Blakefield of Kentucky and Jake Thompson of South Carolina for the top individual spot. Blakefield shot a 75-67, while Thompson has a 71-71.
South Carolina continues to lead the tournament. The Gamecocks fired a 289 to go with their first-round score of 288 for a total of 577. The second-ranked Clemson Tigers stand in second, while No. 13 Oklahoma State and top-ranked Florida sit third and fourth.
After Skinns, juniors Ross McGowan and John Scott Rattan are tied for 31st. Freshman Jonathan Mount is tied for 53rd and sophomore Lloyd Campbell is in 87th.
Other Golfweek Top 25 teams competing include No. 3 Georgia (604) in sixth, No. 25 Kentucky (605) in seventh, No. 14 Texas (608) in ninth, No 16 Duke (614) and No. 8 Augusta State (614) in a tie for 12th. No. 22 Northwestern (616) is 14th and No. 10 North Carolina (619) sits in 15th.
The Vols will returned to action Tuesday for the final round of play.
Vol golfers in fifth, Skinns leads the field
Published: Wed Feb 11, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:48 p.m.