April 4, 2014
Franklin, Tenn. - The Southern Miss men's golf team is tied for 10th-place after one round of the Mason Rudolph Championship. The tournament is hosted by Vanderbilt and is being played at the par-71, 7,100 Vanderbilt Legends Club.
The Golden Eagles are 16-over par after shooting a 300. They are tied with Florida State, five shots behind Mercer and Ball State.
Senior Trent Hillis is tied for 15th-place at one-over par after carding a season-best 72. Junior Drew Kirby is tied for 19th-place at two-over par after posting a 73.
Sophomore Kevin Jorden opened with a six-over 77 to sit in a 54th-place tie. Senior Jared Smith shot a seven-over 78 to sit in a tie for 59th-place and senior Zach Estep is tied for 69th-place after shooting a nine-over par 80.
Top-ranked Alabama leads the tournament at three-under par, seven shots ahead of second-place Kennesaw State. The College of Charleston's Zach Munroe is four-under par, leading the individual tournament, two shots in front of second-place.
The second round begins at 8 a.m. CT with the Golden Eagles teeing off at 8:15 a.m. CT. Fans can follow all the action at GolfStat.com.
|Mason Rudolph Championship|
| Place|| Team/Individual|| Score|
| T10|| Southern Miss|| 300|
| T15|| Trent Hillis|| 72|
| T19|| Drew Kirby|| 73|
| T54|| Kevin Jorden|| 77|
| T59|| Jared Smith|| 78|
| T69|| Zach Estep|| 80|