NASHVILLE --- Jermey Fultz fired a 6-under, 66, during the second round of the Big Blue Invitational to grab a share of the lead after day one of the two day event. The senior carded a 3-over, 75, in the first round, placing him 11th in the field of 70. Fultz jumped 10 spots into a tie with Tyler Gray of Evansville after posting his career low, besting a 67 during the first round of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate as a freshman.
Fultz made eight birdies on the day, including five on the back nine of the second round, to lead the white team for Tennessee State. The white squad shot a combined 27-over, 603, on day one and is tied for fourth in the 13 team field. The Tigers are 16 shots behind UT Martin who leads at 11-over.
John Tyminski (75-76=151), Todd McGill (77-78=165) and Drew Owens (78-78=156) posted countable scores in both rounds, while Scotty Hudson posted a 79 and an 85 on the day.
McGill carded two birdies in the morning session, including getting up and down from the backside of the green on the par-5, 18th, for birdie. In the afternoon session, McGill hit a 5-iron to 20 feet of the flag and drained the putt for birdie.
The Blue squad is in eighth place after the first day with a 43-over, 619. Kody Rendleman (75-79=154) led the squad, finishing one stroke ahead of Sam Gatlin (79-76=155), Rosario Falzone (76-79=155) and Jay Grove (76-79=155) who are all 11-over.
The final round of the Big Blue Invitational will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.