MOBILE, Ala. - Junior Blake Morris and sophomore Connor Davis each fired two-round totals of 143 to lead the Rebels on day one of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate hosted by the University of South AlabamaMonday.
Morris is once again in contention for the individual title after posting three birdies in the morning round. In the afternoon round, Morris notched six birdies and fired a 3-under 69.
Davis, a native of Olive Branch, Miss., carded a 2-under 70 in the morning round and a 1-over 73 in the afternoon. Davis posted five birdies through two rounds. Morris and Davis are tied for seventh place heading into tomorrow's final round.
"We tried our best," head coach Ernest Ross said. "We brought nine players - four in the individual tournament and five in our team tournament. One player got sick with the stomach flu Saturday and had to withdraw today and two more were pretty sick by the end of the day. They tried their best, and we will see if they can go tomorrow. Blake Morris and Connor Davis did well today."
As a team, the Rebels finished the day in seventh place with a two-round total of 6-over 585, posting rounds of 291 and 294. No. 27 Auburn is in the lead after day one, firing a 6-under 572 total.
Sophomore Forrest Gamble fired a two-round score of 5-over 149 and is tied for 37th place. Junior Joe Lewis is tied for 43rd place after finishing the day 6-over par. Freshman Drew Comer, who is competing in his first team tournament, finished day one with a two-round total of 155.
In the individual tournament, senior Tom Brown finished the day in sixth place with a two-round total of 149. Freshman Ben Wolcott fired rounds of 75 and 77 and is tied for 12th place, while sophomore Chris Ingham is tied for 19th. Freshman Noah West did not compete due to illness.
The third and final round tees off tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and fans can follow live scoring by going to OleMissSports.com and clicking on the link in the calendar. Follow the Rebels all season on Twitter at @OleMissMGolf and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OleMissMGolf.
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