Oct. 9, 2007
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
The Southern Miss men's golf squad shot a six-under-par 282, Tuesday, to place second in the rain-shortened Memphis Intercollegiate being played at the par-72 Colonial Country Club in Memphis.
The round of 282 was the lowest round of any of the 15 teams over the final circuit and the lowest 18-hole score by the Golden Eagles this season.
Four Golden Eagle players finished in the top 20, including redshirt freshman Rob Hudson (Fayetteville, Ark.), who tallied a final-round 71 to end the event with an even-par 144 for a fifth-place tie. Sophomore Tyler Sparks (Belmont, Miss.) was the next finisher with a ninth-place tie, after tallying a 70 over his final round for a 145.
Junior Rocky Cleland (Hattiesburg, Miss.) posted a 71 over his final 18 holes for a 146 and a 13th-place tie, while sophomore Alex Park (Ithaca, N.Y.) provided a 70 over his last round for a 147 and an 18th-place tie. Senior Kyle Ramey (Paducah, Ky.) shot a 73 over his last 18 holes for a 148 total and a 26th-place tie.
The Golden Eagles finished eight strokes behind team champion Ole Miss (572) as Southern Miss compiled a 580 over the 36-hole event. Penn State's Kevin Foley won the individual title with a six-under 138, winning the tournament by a stroke.
Following the Golden Eagles in the team scoring was host Memphis (583), Penn State (584), Mississippi State and Wisconsin (591), Xavier (595), South Alabama (598), Arkansas State (599), Rice (604), UL Lafayette (608), USF (610), Nebraska (611) and Tulsa and Southeastern Louisiana (612).
Rain during the first day of the tournament, Monday, forced the second round to be completed a day later. The third round of the event was cancelled due to the inclement weather.
Southern Miss returns to action, Oct. 15-16, when they travel to Ruston, La., for the Squire Creek Invitational, which is set for the Squire Creek Country Club.