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Tigers close TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate in third
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Hill, Tenn. -  After holding a one-stroke lead after the first round yesterday, Tennessee State University men's golf finished tied for third at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate held at the King's Creek Golf Course.

TSU carded a final round team score of 307 after finishing the first day in the lead with a score of 294.

The event was reduced to a two-round affair due to the inclement weather on day one with participants getting in 18 holes.

In strong wind and cold conditions, as a team, the Tigers finished at 601 (+41) for the 36-hole event, six strokes behind first place Murray State (595; +35).

Murray State wins the Intercollegiate for third consecutive year and was followed by Morehead State (600; +40) and UT Martin finishing tied with TSU at third (601; +41).

TSU's Ryan Pierson finished second overall after entering the final round tied for first. Pierson carded rounds of 71 and 74 to finish on the final leader board standigs 5-over par 140.  He finished with one eagle and shot -4 on 5-par scoring.

In nine events on the season, Pierson records his best finish, only posting one top-ten finish entering the competition. He was named to the all-tournament team along with the top four finishers.

The all-tournament team was made up OVC golfers with Murray State's Cameron Carrico (142; +2) picking up the win, followed by Morhead State's Alex Misback in third (146; +6) with Tennessee Martin's Graham Sleigh (147, +7) and Tennessee Tech's Mason Griffin (147, +7) tied for fourth.

Cameron Scitern joins Pierson in the top ten recording sixth place overall. He finishes in the top ten for the second time this season after carding both rounds at 74 to finish 8-over par 140.

TSU will next see action at the James Madison Invitational, April 10-12 in Harrisonburg, Va.