March 19, 2008
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IRVING, Texas - Senior Robbie Greenwell shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to capture medalist honors at the Linger Longer Invitational. It was the second consecutive tournament in which Memphis has played that a Tiger has won the individual competition. Greenwell shot a 208 68-68-72 to finish eight-under-par. The win was Greenwell's first on the collegiate level. For his efforts he was named C-USA Men's Golfer of the Week on March 19.
Following an impressive performance a week ago, UCF has moved to 18th nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. The Knights are also the 21st best squad in the country according to the Golfstat rankings.
MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
ROBBIE GREENWELL - Memphis
Sr., Georgetown, Ontario, Canada (Georgetown District)
Greenwell shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to capture medalist honors at the Linger Longer Invitational. It is the second consecutive tournament in which Memphis has played that a Tiger has won the individual competition. Greenwell shot a 208 (68-68-72) to finish eight-under-par and three strokes ahead of Joel Sjoholm of Georgia State who finished second. The win was Greenwell's first on the collegiate level. The weekly honor is also the first of Greenwell's career.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
MARKUS LEANDERSSON - East Carolina
Leandersson finished tied for second at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate with a one-over-par 217 (72-73-72). His second place finish was the highest finish of his career and best for a Pirate this season. It was also his first top 10 finish. Leandersson's rounds of 72 were his best of the season.
TRENT SCHAMBACH - Marshall
Schambach shot a spring season-best 1-over 73 in the final round of the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on Tuesday to finish the event in a tie for 39th place. The senior posted 10 birdies in the 54-hole event, sixth most for the week in the 101-player field.
DAN KLECKNER - SMU
Kleckner led SMU to a fifth-place finish in a loaded field at the Barona Collegiate Cup at Barona Creek Golf Club on Tuesday, March 18, by posting his best finish of the season at 3-under 213 to tie for 12th. SMU carded a final round total of 286 on the par-72 course and finished at 4-under 860 for the 54-hole tournament. Kleckner played in just three events for SMU a year ago and did not play at all in the spring.
BRAD SMITH - UAB
Smith finished tied for sixth overall to lead the 25th-ranked UAB men's golf team to a fifth-place finish at the 29th annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. The Blazers were among eight teams ranked in the top-25 and 12 ranked among the top-50 in the nation in the latest national poll who competed at the three-day, 54-hole event. Smith, who is ranked as the nation's 70th-best golfer, entered Sunday's third and final round in a six-way tie for the overall lead. However, after recording a five-under par 139 through the opening two rounds, the Hawthorn, Australia native recorded a one-over par 73 during the last day and finished with a four-under 212 (70-69-73).
ROGER SLOAN - UTEP
Sloan tied for second place to lead the Miners at the Border Shootout in Laredo, March 14-15. Sloan carded a two-under-par 214 (70-69-75) to finish seven strokes behind champion Colston Williams of Baylor.
GOLFWEEK TOP 100 RANKINGS
76. Southern Miss
81. East Carolina
East Carolina's Markus Leandersson (72-73-72) tied for 10th at 4-over to lead ECU to a tie for seventh place at the 2008 Pinehurst Intercollegiate, co-hosted by East Carolina University and Indiana... ECU junior Andre Thorsen carded a 68 on Tuesday, the lowest score of the final round, and finished with a 54-hole total of 11-over par (81-78-68=227) in 32nd place... Freshman Warren Straub also recorded a top 50 finish with a 14-over par 230 (79-74-77) in 47th place... Sophomore Tanner Briele shot 16-over (79-78-75=232), while classmate Tripp Brizendine completed the tournament at 24-over (85-78-77=240)... The Pirates will return to competition March 28-30 at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C.
Houston carded a 309 team score on Saturday during the final round to finish seventh at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas... The Cougars could not make up ground on Arkansas, whose three-day team total 3-over-par 867 was good enough to win the team title... Junior Steven Frazier shot the Cougars' lowest final round, firing at 2-over 74 at the 7,241-yard layout. The Houston native closed at 3-over 219 to tie for 11th place, UH's top finisher... Other Cougars scores were junior Ben Moser 222 (+6), junior Brady Shivers 223 (+7), senior Jordan Irwin 228 (+12) and sophomore Jackie Lindsey 230 (+14)... Houston returns to action Mar. 23-24 as the travel to Tucson, Arizona to participate in the Tucson National Invitational Tournament.
Marshall wrapped up play at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on Tuesday with a 54-hole score of 943 to finish 18th against a strong field at Pinehurst No. 8... Marshall finished its final round with a 20-over par total of 308... Trent Schambach led the Thundering Herd with a 39th place individual finish after firing a weekend and spring-low 1-over 73 Tuesday... Schambach had a chance to close the final day under par, but came away with a double bogey on the 18th hole... Sophomore Christian Brand finished in a tie for 59th with a 15-over par 231 after shooting a 6-over 78 on the final day... Junior Nathan Kinker finished 74th overall with a three-day total of 235... Marshall will be in action again March 28 as it travels to Greenville, S.C., for the Furman Invitational.
Senior Robbie Greenwell shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to capture medalist honors at the Linger Longer Invitational... It was the second consecutive tournament in which Memphis has played that a Tiger has won the individual competition... Greenwell shot a 208 68-68-72 to finish eight-under-par... The win was Greenwell's first on the collegiate level... For his efforts he was named C-USA Men's Golfer of the Week on March 19... Sophomore Brad Benjamin fired a 222 (75-74-73) to finish tied for 25th and senior Ian Rochester shot a 223 (75-74-74) to finish tied for 30th... The Tigers will return to action when they compete in the South Alabama Spring Invitational March 24-25.
Both Christopher Brown and Michael Whitehead had under-par rounds and Rice finished with the second-lowest team score of the day on Saturday as the Owls placed ninth at the Border Olympics held at Laredo Country Club... Brown shot a two-under par 70 to finish with a three-round score of 221 (+5) to tie for 18th... Whitehead shot a 71 Saturday and finished with a 228 (+12) and tie for 42nd... Between the pair, Michael Buttacavoli shot a 73 to finish with a 224 (+8) and tie for 29th... Rice returns to play March 24-25 when the Owls travel to the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate in Springfield, La.
SMU finished fifth in a loaded field at the Barona Collegiate Cup at Barona Creek Golf Club on Tuesday, March 18... SMU carded a final round total of 286 on the par-72 course and finished at 4-under 860 for the 54-hole tournament... Dan Kleckner led SMU, posting his best finish of the season at 3-under 213 to tie for 12th... Scott Barton's final-round 69 saw him jump up to 15th place at 2-under 214, while Kelly Kraft slipped to 27th at 2-over 218 after a final-round 76... Up next for SMU is the Shocker Classic, March 30 in Wichita, Kansas.
Senior Kyle Ramey and sophomore Wes Carter finished in ties for sixth and ninth, respectively, and Southern Miss posted a team score of 900 to finish in third place at the Jacksonville State hosted Grub Mart-Young Oil Intercollegiate, played at the Silver Lakes Golf Course in Gadsden, Ala... Ramey finished with a final round 73 for a three-round total of 223, while Carter shot a 69 to finish one shot back at 224... Sophomore Paul Apyan shot a final round of 75 for a three-round total of 227... Southern Miss will now travel to Mobile, Ala. for the South Alabama hosted Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, March 24-25.
Tulsa finished in 14th place at the General Jim Hackler Championship March 10, after carding a final round of 314 for a 54-hole total of 944 at the par-72 TPC of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina... Tulsa's Nicolas Geyger finished third overall with a score of 220 after today's team-best round of 74... Sophomore Rob Laird tallied a three-round 237 total for 56th-place, while classmate Jake Chominsky carded a 243 for 69th-place... Tulsa will continue the season on March 23-25 at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Arizona.
No. 25 UAB
Senior Brad Smith finished tied for sixth overall to lead No. 25 UAB to a fifth-place finish at the 29th annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational... The Blazers finished tied with tournament host Georgia Southern (301-288-281), each closing with a six-over par 870... The Blazers were among eight teams ranked in the top-25 and 12 ranked among the top-50 in the nation in the latest national poll who competed at the three-day, 54-hole event... Smith entered Sunday's third and final round in a six-way tie for the overall lead... However, after recording a five-under par 139 through the opening two rounds, the Hawthorn, Australia native recorded a one-over par 73 during the last day and finished with a four-under 212... The Blazers will have nearly a month off before they compete next at the Nissan Intercollegiate on April 7-8 in Jackson, Miss.
No. 18 UCF
Following an impressive performance a week ago, UCF has moved to 18th nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. The Knights are also the 21st best squad in the country according to the Golfstat rankings... In their last event, the Knights took the team title at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational on Feb. 26... UCF finished ahead of several nationally-ranked squads, including No. 24 Ole Miss and No. 28 Chattanooga... In 2007-08, UCF has competed in seven tournaments and has recorded top-three team finishes on three occasions... The Knights will not be in action again until March 23, when they compete at the Hootie at Bulls Bay in South Carolina.
UTEP picked up a 13th-place showing at the Border Shootout on Saturday in Laredo... The Miners shot 910 as a team (298-298-314) led by Roger Sloan, who tied for second place (70-69-75=214)... Sloan landed seven strokes behind the event champion... UTEP's Herbert Day tied for 45th place (76-75-78=229)... Chad Keohane (76-76-82-234) and David Murray (77-78-79=234) tied for 61st place... Josh Taylor finished 73rd (76-81-84=241)... The Miners return to the course March 23-25 at the NIT Tournament in Tucson, Ariz.