Tiger golf finishes 10th at Grover Page Classic
Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Jackson, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University men's golf team notched a 10th place finish at the sixth annual Grover Page Classic on Tuesday.

At the conclusion of the tournament, TSU remained in 10th place after posting an overall score of 942 (315-313-314).

Ryan Pierson (T10) picked up a top ten finish and led the Tigers with a total of 222 for the tournament. He shot a two-under-par 70 in the first round before posting (+2) 74 and (+6) 78 in the final two rounds.

James Stepp (T40) was the second highest scorer for TSU behind a score of 234 (81-77-76) as Dallas Hill tied for 57th with 242 (81-83-78).

Two strokes behind Hill was Codie Welborn (T60) with a score 244. Welborn carded rounds of 83, 79 and 82. Matthew Campbell (T71) rounded out the scorers for TSU with 253 (84-84-85).

The tournament host, UT Martin, captured the title with a score of 881 (303-286-292) while Southern Illinois (896) grabbed second. Tennessee Tech (899) finished three strokes behind SIU to claim third place.

The 2012 Grover Page Classic, a 54-hole tournament, was held at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Tenn. The classic featured a 75-player field made up of 12 teams and 15 participants competing as individuals. The par-72 course plays at a length of 6,783.

Tennessee State returns to action on Monday, March 26 at the Alabama A&M Golf Classic.