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Gatlin Fourth, Tigers Fifth Heading into Final Round of Big Blue Intercollegiate
Monday, April 8, 2019
Gatlin Fourth, Tigers Fifth Heading into Final Round of Big Blue Intercollegiate


Event 7: Big Blue Intercollegiate
Hosted by: Tennessee State
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Course: Hermitage Golf Course - President's Reserve
Details: Par-71, Yardage – 7,020
Weather at Start of 1st Round: Overcast, 54
Weather at Start of 2nd Round: Cloudy, 64
: At after completed rounds
Place After 1st Round: 8th of 14 (+8)
Place After 2nd Round: 5th of 14 (+8)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Tennessee Tech  563  -5 
 2.   Wright State  569   +1 
 T3.   UT Martin  570  +2 
 T3.   Longwood  570  +2 
 5.   Tennessee State   576  +8 


  • Sam Gatlin and Scotty Hudson shot 2-under on the courses Par-3’s
  • Gatlin and Hudson tied five other golfers for the best score on the shorter holes
  • Gatlin played the Par-4’s at 2-under, while Tyler Woods played at 1-under
  • 2-under was the second best results on the 22 holes
  • Scotty Hudson and Woods each carded six birdies
  • Gatlin amassed 30 pars on the day
  • Only one golfer registered more, with 31

--- The Tennessee State men’s golf team charged back in the second round of the Big Blue Intercollegiate on Monday and moved into fifth place heading into Tuesday’s final round. The day opened with a rain delay which held all golfers off the links for a little over an hour. Once on the course, the Tigers used the performances of Sam Gatlin and Drew Owens to stay within striking distance.

Gatlin finished the first round with a 2-under, 69, and was followed by Owens with a 1-under, 70. The seniors entered the second set of 18 holes in fifth and eighth place, respectively. The duo helped the Big Blue to an 8-over, 292, placing eighth in the field of 14.

Gatlin continued his solid play in the second round by posting an Even, 71, moving up one spot in the standings and is just three strokes off the lead. Junior Tyler Woods spearheaded the Tigers move in the afternoon with a team best 3-under, 68. Woods jumped 42 spots to 15th in after a first round 75.

Owens fell off the pace, carding a 6-over, 77, Monday afternoon. Scotty Hudson scored in both round for TSU. Hudson struggled in the first round with a 78, but bounced back with a 1-under, 70. Rosario Falzone posted a team scoring 75 in the second session after an 81 to start the day.

Freshman, Mikus Ming fired a pair of 76’s on day one of the two-day, 54-hole event.

Up Next: The Tigers will play the final day of the Big Blue Intercollegiate at the Hermitage Golf Course on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Leaderboard (87 Golfers)
1. Bryce Beeler (I) (Tennessee Tech) 68-69=137, -5
T4. Sam Gatlin 69-71=140, -2
T15. Tyler Woods 75-68=143, +1
T40. Drew Owens 70-77=147, +5
T47. Scotty Hudson 78-70=148, +6
T56. Mikus Ming (I) 76-76=152, +10
T76. Rosario Falzone 81-75=156, +14