Morris Leads Rebels At John Hayt Invitational

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Blake Morris
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Blake Morris
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 25, 2013

PONTE VERDA BEACH, Fla. – Sophomore Blake Morris carded a 1-under 71 on Monday to lead Ole Miss in the second round of the John Hayt Invitational at the Sawgrass Country Club.

Morris’ 1-under par round included four birdies and vaulted the Connecticut native from 55th into a tie for 43rd. Junior Tom Brown fired a 1-over par 73 after carding a 4-over 76 yesterday and currently sits in a tie for 39th after two rounds. Sophomore Joe Lewis turned in a 5-over 77, while freshman Connor Davis posted a 6-over 78.

“We played better today in really tough conditions,” said Ole Miss head coach Ernest Ross. “Blake and Tom had much better rounds in the wind and rain. Forrest Gamble is battling a bad back, and we need him healthy again. Playing in these tough conditions will help us to be tougher in the long term.”

Freshman Forrest Gamble rounded out the Ole Miss group with an 84 in the second round. The Rebels posted a team total of 299 and have a two-round total of 610 – good for 14th in the team standings.

North Florida leads the team leaderboard after two rounds with a team score of 17-under par. The third and final round of the John Hayt Invitational tees off tomorrow.

Keep up with the Men’s Golf team on Twitter @OleMissMGolf and Facebook at www.facebook.com/OleMissMGolf.

Ole Miss Leaderboard

T39. Tom Brown – 76-73-149

T43. Blake Morris – 79-71-150

T67. Joe Lewis – 78-77-155

T73. Connor Davis – 79-78-157

87. Forrest Gamble – 78-84-162

Team Leaderboard

1. North Florida – 276-283-559

2. Duke – 282-289-571

3. UCF – 286-299-585

T4. North Texas – 293-294-587

T4. LSU – 290-297-587

T4. Arkansas – 293-294-587

T4. Florida – 292-295-587

T8. Tulsa – 292-297-589

T9. Coastal Carolina – 291-300-591

T9. Jacksonville – 295-296-591

T11. Tennessee – 294-298-592

T11. UAB – 292-300-592

13. Mercer – 301-298-599

14. Ole Miss – 311-299-610

15. Furman – 301-312-613

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Wallace Looks to Make More History

      Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Football

      Senior quarterback Bo Wallace, like his head coach, stepped into a program that had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14 straight games.  Three years later, Wallace helped lead the ninth-ranked Rebels to their first nine-win regular... read more

    • Rebels Ink Nation's Top JUCO Quarterback

      Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Football

      Official welcome to Chad Kelly, the No. 1 JUCO QB in the country from national champion East Mississippi CC. #HottyToddy-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 17, 2014 Just Sent My LOI In To The University Of Mississippi!!! Feel's Good To... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 8-14, 2014)

      Monday, December 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 8-14, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team rebounded with a 88-48 win over South Alabama on Sunday. The win was the first after back-to-back losses for the Rebels for the first time... read more

    • Recapping Monday's Media Opportunities

      Monday, December 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss Details Stadium Expansion Plans Ole Miss unveiled the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which includes two phases of renovation and expansion. Scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016 season, the expansion will bring the seating capacity... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Dec. 14

      Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Athletics

      With final exam week on the Ole Miss campus, there was not much game action, but there's still plenty to talk about, as Ole Miss finalized salary increases for head football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, and the football... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Volleyball Season Highlight

      Friday, December 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football 2014 Season Highlight

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss Football 2014 Season Highlight from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 1-7, 2014)

      Monday, December 8, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 1-7, 2014Football- No. 9 Ole Miss accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where they will face No. 6 TCU on Dec. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dime.- Ole Miss is making... read more

    • Testing One, Two, Three

      Monday, December 8, 2014 - Academics

      While the Rebels have enjoyed a solid fall on the fields and courts and look forward to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and more basketball games, all student-athletes are busy this week proving they are champions in the classroom... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Dec. 7

      Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Athletics

      In the early part of the week, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract. In the late part of the week, the Rebels learned their postseason bowl destination. Here are... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 13

      Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 13 - MSU (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Finding a Rhythm after Trip to Florida

      Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -

      Ole Miss continued its strong bounce-back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern, improving to 5-1 on the season and knocking off two previously unbeaten opponents in No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati to capture the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. "We... read more

    • Bjork, Freeze Reach Agreement on New Contract

      Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Football

      Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract, they both announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning. Terms will be released as they are finalized and are expected in the coming days.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (No. 24-30, 2014)

      Monday, December 1, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Nov. 24-30, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss won the annual "Egg Bowl" rivalry 31-17 over No. 4 Mississippi State in front of another sold-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon.- The Rebels finish the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 30

      Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss collected a lot of hardware over the weekend, as the football team reclaimed the Egg Bowl trophy and the men's and women's basketball returned home with regular-season tournament championship. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week... read more