Tuesday, February 24, 2004
SYLCAUGA, Ala. --- The Tennessee State men's golf team will take a four-stroke lead into the final day of the rain-shortened First Annual Samford University Intercollegiate Tournament. Rain and darkness on Monday delayed the event and the team completed 27 holes rather than the 36 scheduled holes. Tennessee State shot a 438 on the opening day to hold a four-stroke lead over Eastern Kentucky University. The evnt is the first of the spring season for TSU. TSU junior Robert Dinwiddie had a 27-hole total of 107. Dinwiddie fired an opening round 67 and then came back with a nine-hole total of 40 to carry a 107 into the final round. Two others Tigers also are in the top 10. Phillip Watkins is in a fifth-place tie with a 110 while Mark Searle is tied for eighth with a 108. Jordan Roberts had a 115 and Stu Michaels is at 121 after the first day. Following TSU and EKU are Tennessee Tech 452, Birmingham Southern 455, Lipscomb 456, Evansville and Samford 458, Cincinnati 462, Tennessee-Martin 467, and Birmingham Southern "B" 490. The event is being held on the par 72, 6,970-yard Farm Links Course. The event will now be a 45-hole tournament due to Monday's problems and the final 18 holes will be played Tuesday.