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Tigers in 13th After Day One of Memphis Intercollegiate
Monday, September 18, 2017
Tigers in 13th After Day One of Memphis Intercollegiate

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Results

Event 2: Memphis Intercollegiate
Hosted by: Memphis
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Course: Colonial Country Club
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 7,235
Weather at Start of Round: Round 1 - 86, Clear; Round 2 - 88, Mostly Sunny
Scoring: Birdiefire
Place After Round 1: 12th of 13 (+23)
Place After Round 2: 13th of 13 (+39)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Little Rock   577   +1 
 1.   Middle Tennessee   577   +1 
 3.   Memphis   581  +5 
 4.   Western Kentucky   583  +7 
 5.   Georgetown  584  +8 
 13.   Tennessee State   615 +39 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men’s golf team got off to a slow start on day one of the Memphis Intercollegiate. The Tigers finished the day in 13th after shooting a 39-over, 615 (311-304).

The second round was delayed by a lightning delay which lasted an hour and 10 minutes. TSU finished 7-over after the break and sit one stroke behind IUPUI and three behind Western Carolina.

Rosario Falzone led the Tigers finishing the day at 7-over, which was highlighted by a 1-over, 73, in round two. Falzone was joined by John Tyminski and Scotty Hudson in scoring in both rounds. Kody Rendleman scored in the first round for TSU, while Jermey Fultz posted the countable score in the afternoon.

The final round will consist of tee times with Fultz teeing off at 8:15 a.m.

Jermey Fultz (Started on Hole 16)

  • Made three birdies on the day; two in the first round, one in the second
  • Hit wedge on par-4, 9th to two feet from 98 yards out
  • On the par-4, 14th, knocked a 9-iron from 136 yards to 14 feet of the pin
  • In the afternoon session, hit the tee shot to two feet of the flag on the par-3, 3rd

Scotty Hudson (Hole 17)

  • Pared every hole on front nine during the first round
  • Bogeyed five of the last seven holes
  • Made back-to-back birdies coming off the rain delay

John Tyminski (Hole 17)

  • Began the day with a birdie on the par-4, 17th
  • Closed out the opening round with a birdie on the par-5, 16th
  • Started round two with a double bogey on 17
  • Birdied the par-4, 4th
  • Closed out the second round with a birdie on 16

Kody Rendleman (Hole 18)

  • Lone birdie came on the par-5, 7th, during the morning session
  • Hit a 54 degree wedge from 107 yards out to five inches of the cup
  • Carded the 10th highest amount of pars (25) in the field of 75 golfers

Rosario Falzone (Hole 18)

  • Opened the day with a triple bogey, the par-5, 18th
  • Opened round two with a birdie on 18
  • Lone birdie of the first round came on the par-5, 7th
  • Tapped in after missing an eagle by an inch after hitting a pitching wedge from 115 yards out.
  • Hit a 52-degree wedge from 100 yards to 15 feet before sinking the downhill putt on 18
  • On the par-4, 8th, made an uphill putt after hitting a 5-wood from 234 yards over a tree to 20 feet
  • On the par-3, 12th, drained an uphill right to left 15 foot putt

Day Two: The final round will take place on Tuesday with Tee Times at 8:00 a.m. The forecast shows 50-percent chance of rain with gusts up to six mph and a high of 89.

Final Round Tee Times:
8:15 a.m. - Jermey Fultz
8:24 a.m. - Kody Rendleman
8:33 a.m. - Scotty Hudson
8:42 a.m. - John Tyminski
8:51 a.m. - Rosario Falzone

Leaderboard (75 Golfers)
1. Hunter Richardson (UT Martin) 67-71=138, -6
T38. Rosario Falzone 78-73=151, +7
T53. John Tyminski 78-76=154, +10
T53. Scotty Hudson 78-76=154, +10
T61. Kody Rendleman 77-79=156 +12
65. Jermey Fultz 80-79=159 +15

   Fairways   Greens   Putts     Pars   Birdies 
 Jermey Fultz   NA   21 (8-13)   66 (33-33)     19 (9-10)   3 (2-1)  
 Scotty Hudson   9 (6-3)  21 (12-9)   69 (36-33)     22 (12-10)   2 (0-2)  
 John Tyminski  NA   18 (9-9)   59 (31-28)     19 (8-11)    4 (2-2)  
 Rosario Falzone   16 (6-9)   18 (9-9)   59 (31-28)     22 (12-10)   3 (1-2)  
 Kody Rendleman   16 (7-9)  21 (10-11)    64 (31-33)     25 (12-13)   1 (1-0)  

Junior Scotty Hudson
- On today's play
"It was about the toughest day I've had on a golf course in a month. However, I finished with six pars, getting up-and-down five times in that span. I fought."

Junior Rosario Falzone
- On today’s play
“Day one was a struggle. I fought some sickness throughout the day, and the hot weather didn't help. I made triple bogey on my first hole of the day, due to a bad break, but felt I grinded well for the rest of the round which gave me confidence going into round two.”

- On plan for team on Tuesday
“I think we need to just continue to follow our game plan of playing conservative. I think everyone got some unfortunate bounces today, and it can be tough to come back after making a big number. I think we all hit lots of good shots today. Hopefully we can stay patient tomorrow and maybe some putts will fall.”