The No. 14 Tennessee men’s golf team finished tied for seventh and placed two Vols in the top 25 as the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate concluded Sunday at the Ridges Golf and Country Club in Jonesborough, Tenn.
As a team, the Vols shot eight-over-par 296 in the final round and finished with a team score of 23-over-par 857.
Coastal Carolina edged host ETSU by one stroke to take home the team championship. The Chanticleers shot three over par on the final day and finished the tournament five over par. Wake Forest finished third, followed by N.C. State and Mississippi in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Senior Chris Paisley was the top finisher for the Vols, shooting a four-over-par 76 in the final round to tie for 14th place. The senior was two over par for the tournament.
Junior David Holmes also placed in the top 25 for the Volunteers. The Knoxville native fired an even-par 72, his best round of the weekend, to finish the tournament at five over par and tied for 25th place. Holmes was even on each nine, recording a birdie and bogey on each.
Robin Wingardh was next for UT tied for 30th place. The sophomore also shot his best round of the weekend, an even-par 72. He fired par-or-better on 17 of 18 holes, including parring his final 12 holes.
Competing as an individual, Garrick Porteous finished tied for 46th place after he fired the best round of the day for Tennessee, a one-under-par 71. The freshman ended strong on the back nine, shooting two under with three birdies and a bogey.
Cameron Lawrence carded a four-over-par 76 in the final round to finish tied for 65th with a 54-hole total of 234.
Freshman Justin Walker rounded out the Tennessee lineup. Walker finished tied for 67th after shooting a 10-over-par 82 Sunday.
This tournament wraps up a fall season during which the Volunteers placed in the top 10 in all four tournaments, their highest finishes coming at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational where the team finished second. UT begins its spring season in February at the PING/Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz.
Men’s golf continues steady run in impressive season
Published: Tue Oct 28, 2008