Wednesday, September 10, 2003
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --- The Tennessee State University men's golf team opened its fall campaign with a seventh-place finish at the First Annual Harris Golf Classic hosted by Southeast Missouri State University. The Tigers, who faced golfers from Southern Illinois, Samford, Bradley, University of Evansville, Chicago State, Lewis, Tennessee-Martin, Murray State, Morehead State, Western Illinois, Tennessee Tech, St. Louis University, Eastern Illinois, UMKC, and host-Southeast Missouri State, recorded a three-round, two-day total of 898. Leading the way for the Tigers was Robert Dinwiddie, who finished second overall at the event. He notched scores over the two days of 67, 69, and 75 for a total of 211, just two strokes off the lead. Also finishing in the top-10 was Mark Searle, who hit 70, 71, and 79 for a total of 220. Dinwiddie had a good showing at the event, going even on par three holes, one over on par four holes and six under on par five holes. As a team, the Tigers were tied for first in eagles shot (three) with St. Louis University and Eastern Illinois. TSU also recorded 25 birdies. Tennessee State returns to action on Sept. 15 when it travels to Bay St. Louis, Miss. to compete in the Gulf Coast Collegiate Classic.