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Tyminski Fires 1-Under; Tigers Finish Seventh
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tyminski Fires 1-Under; Tigers Finish Seventh


Event 2: Memphis Intercollegiate
Hosted by: University of Memphis
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Course: Colonial Country Club
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 7,235
Weather at Start of Round3: 76, Sunny
: BirdieFire
Place After Round 3: 7th of 10 (+31)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Chattanooga   851   -13 
 2.   Memphis   853   -11 
 3.   Oral Roberts  872  +8 
 T4.   IUPUI   883  +19 
 T4.   North Alabama  883  +19 
 7.  Tennessee State   895 +31

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Tennessee State posted its best round of the Memphis Intercollegiate on Tuesday, but could only manage to climb one spot in the standings. The Tigers surpassed Stetson on the final day, but came up one shot short of Ohio Valley Conference opponent, Belmont, to place seventh. TSU improved on a 13th place finish a year ago at the Colonial Country Club event.

The Tigers and Bruins were paired together, along with Austin Peay, and battled back and forth all day for the sixth spot. The duel came down to the final hole, as the Bruins posted a 30-over, 894, for the tournament, while the Tigers carded a 31-over, 895. The Big Blue bettered the cross-town rivals by shooting 8-over on the day, but the Bruins entered the day with a three stroke advantage, allowing their 10-over on Tuesday to get the leg up on TSU.

John Tyminski and Mikus Ming paced the Tigers over the final 18 holes. Tyminski shot a 1-under, 71, while Ming finished the day with an Even, 72. Scotty Hudson (76) and Drew Owens (77) posted countable scores for the Tigers, just ahead of Tyler Woods (78).

Chattanooga claimed the team title with a 13-under, 851, finishing two strokes better than Memphis. The host Tigers fired an impressive 13-under as a team to end the tournament with an 11-under, 853.

Scotty Hudson (Started on Hole 10)

  • Got off to a slow start with four consecutive bogeys after a par on the first hole.
  • Played the rest of the round at Evan par.
  • Notched birdies on 16 and 18.
  • Entered the clubhouse with five straight pars and six out of last seven holes. 

John Tyminski (Hole 10)

  • Bogeyed the second and sixth holes, moving to 2-over to begin the final round.
  • An eagle on the par-5, 16th, for the second consecutive round cut his daily score back to Even.
  • Was one of two players to register two eagles for the tournament.
  • Played the next nine holes at 2-under with birdies on No. 18 and No. 6.
  • Best shot of the day came on the par-4, 6th, knocking a 61-degree wedge to one foot from 96 yards out to set up a tap in birdie.
  • Played the par-5’s at 5-under, tying for third best for the tournament. 

Tyler Woods (Hole 10)

  • Scored 12 pars on the day.
  • Recorded six pars on each side. 

Drew Owens (Hole 10)

  • Birdied the third hole of the day, the par-3, 12th, to start the round at 1-under.
  • Fell off the pace adding strokes on five holes.
  • Marked 12 pars during the final 18 holes.
  • Played the par-3’s for the tournament at 1-under, second only to two players who played at 2-under. 

Mikus Ming (Hole 10)

  • Opened the round with seven pars.
  • Made a birdie, a par and two bogeys over the next four holes to move to 1-over for the round.
  • Posted four pars before moving back to Even with a birdie on the par-5, 7th.
  • Closed out the day with two more pars, finishing with 14 for the round.
  • His 39 pars tied for sixth most and were only four shy of the top amount. 

Up Next: The Tigers will take a week off before returning to action at the Skyhawk Fall Classic. The two-day, UT Martin hosted event will begin with 36-holes on Monday, Oct.1, and conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with an 18-hole round.

Leaderboard (63 Golfers)
1. Oliver Simonsen (Chattanooga) 68-64-63=195, -21
T25. Mikus Ming 77-74-72=223, +7
T25. John Tyminski 79-73-71=223, +8
T35. Drew Owens 71-78-77=226, +10
T35. Scotty Hudson 74-76-76=226, +10
T54. Tyler Woods 76-81-78=235, +19

   Fairways   Greens   Putts   Pars   Birdies   Eagles 
 Scotty Hudson   6   8   31   9   2   0 
 John Tyminski   12   17   35   11   2   1 
 Tyler Woods  10   13   36   12   0   0 
 Drew Owens  6   10   34   12   1   0 
 Mikus Ming   --   --   --   13   2   0 

(On Tuesday's 1-Under)
“I played smart but still need to hit my iron shots closer. I had two three-putts early in my round but bounced back with an eagle on 16.”