RICHARDSON WINS SECOND STRAIGHT TOURNAMENT AT MEMPHIS INTERCOLLEGIATE
September 19, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks and 10th time in his renowned collegiate golf career, University of Tennessee at Martin senior Hunter Richardson tallied tournament medalist honors as he topped the field at the Memphis Intercollegiate today.
After bringing a one-shot lead into this morning’s final round, Richardson shot an even-par 72 to finish with a 210 (-6). He added three more birdies today to finish with the most birdies (13) in the 74-man field. The Clarksville, Tenn. native finished second in the field in par-3 scoring (2.83, -2), fourth in par-4 scoring (4.00, E) and seventh in par-5 scoring (4.67, -4) to win the tournament by two strokes.
“Congratulations to Hunter winning the tournament on this high quality golf course against some pretty good competition,” Skyhawk head coach Jerry Carpenter said. “To win two tournaments in a row is a very special accomplishment and we are proud of him.”
As a team, UT Martin moved up a spot in the standings to finish seventh out of 13 teams with an 883 (+19). The Skyhawks carded their best round of the tournament today with a 291 (+3), continuing their improvement trend from each round.
“We played well today,” Carpenter said. “We just dug ourselves in such a hole in the first round and we couldn’t get out of it. I was proud of our team’s effort in the first two rounds of the tournament. We are still trying to find our identity as a team by mixing and matching different lineup combinations going forward.”
Freshman Nick Wolf put the finishing touches on a solid performance today, as he also shot an even-par 72 to place 17th in the final standings (219, +3). The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native accumulated a team-high five birdies today and led the tournament field in par-3 scoring (2.75, -3).
Ross Redmont posted a 73 (+1) today while Zach Haynes (74, +2) completed the team scoring today. Jack Story carded a 77 (+5) while Tate Chumley accounted for a 76 (+4) as an individual during this morning’s third round.
Overall, Redmont finished with a 225 (+9) while Chumley tallied a 230 (+14). Story was responsible for a 233 (+17) and Haynes came in at a 235 (+19).
UT Martin resumes its fall schedule when it travels to the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational, held on Sept. 25-26 at Gateway National in Madison, Ill.
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