Nov. 3, 1997
Texas Tech Men's Golf Completes First Two Rounds
Red Raiders in 18th place at Deep South
LAUREL, Miss. - The Texas Tech men's golf team finished the first day of competition at the Deep South Intercollegiate tournament today in Laurel, Mississippi. The Red Raiders sit in 18th place, heading into the final round of competition tomorrow at the Laurel Country Club.
In team competition, Kansas sits on top of the field, shooting 305 and 293 in the first two rounds respectively. Southeastern Louisiana and South Alabama are tied for second with a score of 599 on the par 72, 6,585-yard course. Tournament host Southern Mississippi is tied for fourth with Alabama-Birmingham. Chris Thompson, from Kansas, leads the individual race with a two-round score of 143.
The Red Raiders shot 318 and 317 in today's rounds. Junior Philip Tate leads the Texas Tech squad, totaling 153 on the day. Tate shot 79 and 74 in the first two rounds respectively and is tied with 10 other individuals for 30th place. Other scorers for the Tech unit include senior Tom Baldwin (160), freshman Matt Loving (160), freshman Gant Bills (162) and freshman Eddie Lucio (171). Tournament action continues with tomorrow's final round. Tee times are set with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start for the 18-team, 93-individual field.TEXAS TECH RESULTS
Team Scores: 1 Kansas, 590; t2 Southeaster Louisiana, 599 t2 South Alabama, 599 t4 Alabama-Birmingham, 601 t4 Southern Mississippi, 601 6 Arkansas State, 604 7 Central Florida, 608 t8 Georgia State, 609 t8 South Florida, 609 10 Tulane, 611 11 Oral Roberts, 612 12 Troy State, 613 13 Memphis, 616 14 Vanderbilt, 617 15 New Orleans, 622 16 Cincinnati, 628 17 Middle Tennessee State, 630 18 Texas Tech, 635. Individuals: Leader Chris Thompson, Kansas, 143 t30 Philip Tate, 153 t73 Tom Baldwin, 160 t73 Matt Loving, 160 t84 Gant Bills, 162 t92 Eddie Lucio, 171.