TIGER GOLF TEAM STORMS BACK TO WIN BELMONT INVITATIONAL
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
FRANKLIN --- The Tennessee State golf team stormed back from a five-stroke deficit with a blistering final round to win the 2004 Belmont Invitational that concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Legends Club of Tennessee. The Tiger shot a final round score of 280 and finished with a tournament record 851. TSU junior Robert Dinwiddie shot a 67 in the final round and finished as the tournament medalist with a five-under par, 208. Teammate Phillip Watkins also had a sterling performance, finishing second with a three-under 211. Watkins and Jordan Roberts each had a 70 on the final round to help key the Tigers comeback. Mark Searle had rounds of 70, 73, and 73 to finish with a 216 and posted a ninth-place finish. Stu Michaels shot a 222 and Jordan Roberts had a 227. The outstanding final round by TSU enabled the Tigers to win the tournament going away, by eight strokes over first day leader Wofford which had two rounds of 283, but slipped to a distant second with a 293 on Tuesday to finish at 859. "There is not any giving up in these guys," said TSU head coach, Dr. Catana Starks. "They focus on beating the golf course, not other teams and that is really a key for us. I am very ecstatic with this victory and the way they practice and work so hard." A total of 19 teams competed at the event held at the par-71, 6,657 yard Legends Club Course. Seven of the teams were from the Ohio Valley Conference. Oral Roberts and Chattanooga finished third with an 868 while host Belmont finished fifth an 874. Austin Peay was sixth with an 877. Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee Tech. and Mercer all shot an 881 to finish in a tie for seventh. FINAL RESULTS Belmont Invitational Legends Club Franklin Dates: 04/05 - 04/06 Yardage: 6657 Fin. School Scores 1 TENNESSEE STATE 288 283 280 851 1 Robert Dinwiddie 73 68 67 208 2 Phillip Watkins 71 70 70 211 T 9 Mark Searle 70 73 73 216 T 35 Stu Michaels 74 72 76 222 T 61 Jordan Roberts 80 77 70 227 2 Wofford 283 283 293 859 3 Adam Dox 69 70 74 213 8 Daniel Sloan 69 71 75 215 T 35 Van Burgess 73 68 81 222 T 44 J.P. Chamberlin 76 74 73 223 T 47 Jon Stephenson 72 81 71 224 T 3 Oral Roberts Univ. 294 285 289 868 T 4 Arvid Ganestam 73 70 71 214 T 9 Mauricio Tamez 73 71 72 216 T 13 Dax Murray 75 68 74 217 T 35 Luke Scrymgeour 74 76 72 222 T 47 Ian Ross 74 76 74 224 T 3 Tenn.-Chattanooga 288 290 290 868 T 4 Matt Brock 71 71 72 214 T 13 Stephen Fritsch 69 76 72 217 T 20 Thomas Smith 71 75 74 220 T 20 Bryce Ledford 77 71 72 220 T 61 Gary Ferguson 80 73 74 227 5 Belmont University 292 286 296 874 T 4 Matt Miller 72 70 72 214 T 13 Adam Wynia 72 72 73 217 T 35 Aaron Kim 74 69 79 222 T 53 John Baldwin 78 75 72 225 T 83 Brenton Flynn 74 80 80 234 6 Austin Peay State U. 296 294 287 877 T 4 Matt Gallant 74 69 71 214 T 17 Chris Harder 74 70 74 218 T 20 Chris Barron 73 79 68 220 T 53 Yoshio Yamamoto 75 76 74 225 93 Matt Dugger 78 79 84 241 GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM Developed by: Mark Laesch, Golfstat COPYRIGHT (C) 2001, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat Check out Stats, Scores, and More: www.GOLFSTAT.COM FINAL RESULTS Belmont Invitational Legends Club Franklin, TN Dates: 04/05 - 04/06 (Today:04-06-2004) Par: 71 Yardage: 6657 Fin. School Scores T 7 Tennessee-Martin 298 297 286 881 T 9 Scott Carpenter 70 75 71 216 T 35 Reise Kelly 76 76 70 222 T 35 Trey McNeil 77 72 73 222 T 44 Heath Prescott 75 76 72 223 T 68 Hunter Prescott 79 74 75 228 T 7 Mercer University 297 291 293 881 T 20 Michael Gregory 76 72 72 220 T 20 Eric Reeves 73 71 76 220 T 20 Brandan Price 75 75 70 220 T 31 Jason Henley 73 73 75 221 T 83 Jordan Alexander 77 81 76 234 T 7 Tennessee Tech U. 298 294 289 881 T 13 Scott Stallings 75 70 72 217 T 20 Ryan Greer 74 75 71 220 T 35 Eric Anderson 73 77 72 222 T 35 Jonathan Cox 76 72 74 222 91 Matt Jeffers 78 81 79 238 T 10 Eastern Kentucky U. 305 292 291 888 T 20 Brandon Brown 73 75 72 220 T 20 Patrick Williams 79 72 69 220 T 47 Tyler Cain 77 71 76 224 T 56 Josh Crutcher 77 75 74 226 T 68 Drew Alexander 78 74 76 228 T 10 Western Carolina U. 303 295 290 888 19 Tim Eckberg 75 71 73 219 T 31 Chase Kress 73 74 74 221 T 53 Blake Wray 79 74 72 225 T 61 Keith Tyburski 76 76 75 227 T 71 Donald(Tripp) Morrow 79 79 71 229 12 Morehead State Univ 300 299 290 889 T 9 Matt Gann 73 73 70 216 T 20 Casey Wade 74 75 71 220 T 56 Kyle Litter 78 76 72 226 T 71 Ryan Martin 75 75 79 229 89 Austin Hansford 78 81 77 236 GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM Developed by: Mark Laesch, Golfstat COPYRIGHT (C) 2001, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat Check out Stats, Scores, and More: www.GOLFSTAT.COM FINAL RESULTS Belmont Invitational Legends Club Franklin, TN Dates: 04/05 - 04/06 (Today:04-06-2004) Par: 71 Yardage: 6657 Fin. School Scores 13 Gardner-Webb U. 290 301 300 891 T 20 Rory McCaughna 72 77 71 220 T 35 Brett Saunders 75 74 73 222 T 56 Steve McDonald 70 78 78 226 T 56 Matt Renegar 74 74 78 226 T 68 Casey Flattery 74 76 78 228 14 S.E. Missouri State 296 294 304 894 T 31 Matt Hillis 74 71 76 221 T 31 Brian Sheehan 74 69 78 221 T 61 Kent Phillips 74 79 74 227 T 61 Mark Schmitz 74 75 78 227 T 83 Brandon Couch 76 82 76 234 15 Lipscomb Univ. 301 301 297 899 T 47 Justin Heitkamp 75 73 76 224 T 47 Cody Hale 74 74 76 224 T 56 Taylor Lewis 72 81 73 226 T 71 Dustin Lynch 80 77 72 229 90 Paul Warren 80 77 80 237 16 Cleveland State U. 308 294 304 906 T 17 Billy Houle 73 74 71 218 T 47 Mike Rutgers 75 71 78 224 T 71 Ben Grandy 80 73 76 229 T 87 Mike Bognar 80 76 79 235 T 94 Cody Harris 80 83 83 246 17 Detroit Mercy, U. of 307 304 297 908 T 61 Jesse Maytham 77 74 76 227 T 71 Kyler Murphy 77 77 75 229 T 79 Brent Mrozinski 76 83 72 231 T 79 Justin Bratkovich 82 75 74 231 T 83 Brent McClung 77 78 79 234 18 Stetson University 308 304 298 910 T 44 Scott Giles 76 74 73 223 T 71 Charlie Gantz 76 79 74 229 78 Nick Beard 75 76 79 230 T 81 Greg Busch 81 76 76 233 T 87 Anthony Pizzi 82 78 75 235 GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM Developed by: Mark Laesch, Golfstat COPYRIGHT (C) 2001, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat Check out Stats, Scores, and More: www.GOLFSTAT.COM FINAL RESULTS Belmont Invitational Legends Club Franklin, TN Dates: 04/05 - 04/06 (Today:04-06-2004) Par: 71 Yardage: 6657 Fin. School Scores 19 Florida Atlantic U. 314 309 300 923 T 61 Mike Cleary 76 75 76 227 T 71 Torstein Naevestad 76 75 78 229 T 81 Ben Gardner 77 83 73 233 92 Cris Andersen 85 81 73 239 T 94 Anibal Ochoa 87 78 81 246