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Tigers Seventh After Day One, Rendleman Fires 71
Monday, October 16, 2017
Tigers Seventh After Day One, Rendleman Fires 71


Event 4: F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate
Hosted by: Austin Peay
Location: Dickson, Tenn.
Course: Greystone Golf Club
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 7,000
Weather at Start of Round: 1st - Mostly Sunny, 52; 2nd - Mostly Sunny, 62
Place After 1st Round: 7th of 11 (+11)
Place After 2nd Round
: 7th of 11 (+21)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Murray State   579   +3 
 2.   UT Martin   584   +8 
 3.   Missouri State   586  +10 
 4.   Austin Peay   588  +12 
 5.   Mercer   591  +15 
 7.   Tennessee State    597  +21 

DICKSON, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men’s golf team cut three strokes from the first round to finish the day in seventh place at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. The Tigers combined for a 21-over, 597, and are 11 strokes back from a top-three finish.

Kody Rendleman highlighted the day with a 1-under, 71, in the second round. Rendlemen cut eight strokes from his morning session mark. John Tyminski led the Tigers with a 3-over, 147, on the day and is tied for 14th. Scotty Hudson matched Tyminski with a 73 through 18, but shot a 76 over the second 18, and is tied for 25th at 5-over.

Jermey Fultz (75-76=151) joined Rendleman, Tyminski and Hudson in scoring for the Tigers, while Rosario Falzone fell just outside of a scoring mark and is 14-over on the tournament.

Drew Owens and Jay Grove, both playing as individuals, struggled in the first round with an 81 and 83, respectfully. The two posted season bests in the second round as Owens cut nine strokes to shoot an Even, 72, while Grove chopped 10 strokes from the morning 18 and fired a 1-over, 73.

Jermey Fultz (Started on Hole 12)

  • Opened the day with four consecutive pars
  • Earned two birdies in the morning session to finish 3-over
  • Birdied the first two holes of the second round
  • Pared 10 of the final 14 holes in the afternoon

Scotty Hudson (Hole 13)

  • Started the day with a triple bogey
  • Made five birdies over the next 13 holes to work back to Even par
  • Birdied the final hole of the day
  • Hit 3-wood from the fairway and got up-and-down from the bunker
  • Played the par-3’s at 1-under through the first two rounds; second only to Austin Knight of Murray State who played them to 3-under

John Tyminski (Hole 13)

  • Started strong with a birdie after hitting wedge to seven feet on the par-4, 14th
  • Dropped three strokes over the next three holes
  • Followed with a birdie after hitting a 4-iron over the green from 225 yards on the par-5, 17th
  • Birdied his 13th and 15th hole of the round to move to 1-under
  • Started the second round with three consecutive bogeys
  • Made two bogey’s over the next 10 holes falling to 5-over
  • Registered back-to-back birdies on No. 8 and 9
  • Cut his second round mark to 2-over with a birdie on the par-3, 11th
  • Played the par-5’s on the day at 3-under, tied for sixth best in the field

Kody Rendleman (Hole 14)

  • Hit a bunker shot on the par-5, 17th, to four feet and made birdie in the morning round
  • Carded five pars and two birdies to start the afternoon session
  • Reached the green on 17 in two and two putted for birdie
  • Birdied No. 1 after hitting a pitching wedge to 11 feet
  • Rebounded with a birdie on No. 4 after a bogey on No. 3
  • Hit a pitching wedge from 148 yards to six feet setting up the birdie on the par-4, 4th
  • Reeled off seven pars before losing a stroke on the par-5, 12th
  • Closed out the second round with a par after giving a stroke back on No. 12

Rosario Falzone (Hole 15)

  • Birdied the par-5, 17th during the first round
  • Lone birdie of the afternoon session came on the par-5, 2nd

Drew Owens (I) (Hole 16)

  • Finished at 9-over in the first round
  • Chipped in for birdie on No. 17
  • Carded a bogey the first hole of the second round
  • Moved to 1-under through the first eight holes
  • After a bogey on the par-3, 6th, recorded a birdie and an eagle to get to 3-under with five to play
  • Eagle came on the par-5, 9th
  • One of four golfers who carded an eagle
  • Birdied the par-5, 12th, before running into trouble with two bogey’s and a double through the final five holes

Jay Grove (I) (Hole 17)

  • Notched three birdies during the second round
  • Hit a 3-wood to 10 feet on the par-4, 7th, setting up his first of three consecutive birdies
  • On the par-4, 8th, knocked a sand wedge to 12 feet
  • Got up and down from the greenside trap for birdie on the par-5, 9th

UP NEXT: The third and final round begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The final 18 holes will be a shotgun start.

Leaderboard (75 Golfers)
1. Ryan Knop (Auburn) 72-67=139, -5
T14. John Tyminski 73-74=147, +3
T25. Scotty Hudson 73-76=149, +5
T29. Kody Rendleman 79-71=150 +6
T36. Jermey Fultz 75-76=151 +7
T43. Drew Owens (I) 81-72=153, +9
T57. Jay Grove (I) 83-73=156, +12
T62. Rosario Falzone 80-78=158, +14

   Fairways   Greens   Putts   Pars   Birdies   Eagles 
 Jermey Fultz   11-10   14-12   31-35   11-10   2-2  --
 Scotty Hudson   13-12   9-8   31-34   9-13   5-1  --
 John Tyminski  8-7   9-6   27-24   10-10   4-3  --
 Rosario Falzone  7-11   11-9   35-33   8-10   2-1  --
 Kody Rendleman   8-10   6-15   27-33   11-13   1-3  --
 Drew Owens (I)   8-NA   NA   37-31   8-8   1-4   0-1 
 Jay Grove (I)   NA   NA   44-NA   7-10   1-3  --

Junior Scotty Hudson
- On today’s play
“Today was very tough with the conditions but I managed to play decent. I made some good putts and look forward to a great final day.”

Sophomore Jay Grove
- On first tournament of the year
“It was a tough day on a long course with wind, and glad I could turn around my day”

Senior Kody Rendleman
- On his 1-under, 71, during round two
“The second round was honestly in my top-5 of college rounds to date. Due to high winds and a course that played pretty long today.”

Sophomore John Tyminski
- On slow start to the day
“I stayed calm, but still made two more bogeys within the next five holes. I was upset, but I held it together and made a couple good par saves. I only hit two greens on the front side but I only missed one putt, so that let me shoot even on that side.”