SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s golf team saved its best for last at the Third Annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech. The Tigers shot a 5-over, 293, as a team, on the Par-72, 6,907 yard River Course at the Sevierville Golf Club.
The last round charge was not able to move TSU out of the 15th spot, as they finished the two-day event shooting a 29-over, 893.
Three newcomers shined bright for the Tigers in each round. Sophomore Todd McGill carded a 4-under, 68, during the first 18 holes on Monday morning. In the afternoon session, freshman Jermey Fultz paced TSU with a 1-over, 73.
Freshman Andy Stout recorded the best score of the day throughout the field of 71 golfers with a 5-under, 67. Andrew Hall of Carson-Newman recorded the low round of the tournament during the second round with a 6-under, 66.
Stout (76-75-67=218) needed just 22 putts on Tuesday as he hit 12-of-14 fairways and 11 greens. The Manchester, Tenn. native drained a 45-foot putt for eagle on the par-5, 3rd, as he finished the tournament tied for 24th.
On Monday morning, McGill (68-80-76=224) sank six birdies as he found 11-of-14 fairways and 14 greens on his way to the 68. The first round score had the Knoxville product tied for first heading into the second session.
On Tuesday, Fultz (79-73-74=226) birdied the 3rd and the par-5, 7th, while Matt Campbell (73-77-76=226) hit seven fairways and 13 greens on his way to a 4-over, 76. Blake Burgett (84-79-76=239) chipped in for birdie on the par-4, 2nd, for the highlight of his round.
The Tigers return to action on Apr. 4-5 as they take part in the Red Wolves Classic in Jonesboro, Ark. The Arkansas State hosted event will consist of 36 holes on day one and 18 on day two.