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Men's golf earns best finish in school history at OVC Championship
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dickson, Tenn. --- Tennessee State finished in fourth place at the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Golf Championship which concluded on Wednesday at the GreyStone Golf Club.

Tennessee State captured its best finish since joining the OVC in 1988. Ryan Smith (73-80-69) and Richard Gill (78-74-70) were the top golfers for the Tigers, finishing in a tie for 16th overall with three round totals of 222 (+6).

Chris Seibel, the day one and 27-hole leader, finished in 24th overall with a final round score of 78 (+6), after carding rounds of 70 and 76 in the opening frames.

Cameron Scitern tied for 28th and shot rounds of 77-77-72 to finish with a (+8) 226 while Chris McKay placed 45th and rounded out the scorers for TSU with a 238 (85-77-76).

Murray State captured the championship and had combined rounds of 286-295-284 to win by 18 strokes over Morehead State, marking the third time in the last four years that the team championship had been decided by more than 10 strokes.

Jacksonville State claimed the third spot while Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee State tied for fourth. Tennessee Tech followed in sixth and Austin Peay finished seventh. Tennessee-Martin (8th) and Eastern Illinois (9th) wrapped up the board.

The Tigers will have little time to rest as they return to action this weekend, May 1-2,  at the Cavalier Classic hosted by the University of Virginia.

The 36-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of competition each day with tee times starting at 8 a.m.