TIGER GOLFERS FINISH EIGHTH IN OPENING TOURNAMENT
RICHMOND, Ky. --- The Tennessee State golf team opened its 2003 spring season with an eighth place finish in the Eastern Kentucky Invitational last weekend. The Tigers were led by Robert Dinwiddie's fourth place finish. Dinwiddie only three golfers from team champion Austin Peay. Dinwiddie had rounds of 71-71-68 to finish with a five-under par 210 on the par-72, 6,638-yard Arlington Golf Course. TSU finished with a team score of 885. Mark Searle posted a top 20 finish, shooting a 217 to end in a 16th place tie. Other Tiger scores were Stu Michaels 222, Fraser Inglis 236, and Darragh Lenihan 240. Austin Peay, behind its three top finishes, rolled to the title within 832, 27 strokes ahead of second-place and host Eastern Kentucky's 859. Yale and IUPUI tied with an 872, followed by Murray State (874), Detroit Mercy (880), Tennessee Tech 882, TSU, Cumberland (898), Morehead State 902, Cincinnati (904), Cleveland State (905), Youngstown State (910), Malone (915), Dayton (934) and Dayton II (967). The Tigers will make the trip to New Orleans for the Sportscare of Methodist Collegiate Classic.