March 16, 2014
STATESBORO, Ga. – Junior Blake Morris fired a 1-under 71 to lead the Ole Miss men’s golf team in the final round of the Chris Schenkel Invitational hosted by Georgia Southern University Sunday.
Morris, who tied for 15th place, carded a three-round total of even-par 216, posting five birdies in the final round.
“We finished the last six holes in a pretty tough rain,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “We actually played better during the rain. Our first and third rounds were good, but the sluggish second round moved us down in the pack. I was proud of how we fought during the toughest part of the tournament. We have a few weeks off to work on some error correction.”
As a team, the Rebels finished in eighth place, posting a three-round total of 11-over par 875. Host Georgia Southern claimed the tournament title, firing a 14-under par 850.
Freshman Ben Wolcott, who tied for 32nd place, carded a three-round score of 221. Sophomore Forrest Gamble and senior Tom Brown tied for 40th place, each posting a three-round total of 222. Junior Joe Lewis tied for 71st place overall.
The Rebels will return to action on April 7 at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point, Miss.
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Ole Miss individuals:
T15. Blake Morris 72-73-72—216
T32. Ben Wolcott 75-71-75—221
T40. Forrest Gamble 69-76-77—222
T40. Tom Brown 74-76-72—222
T71. Joe Lewis 81-73-74—228
1. Georgia Southern 286-276-288—850
2. No. 14 UAB 285-281-292—858
3. No. 6 UCF 294-279-289—862
T4. No. 10 Virginia 290-285-293—868
T4. No. 15 Texas 290-283-295—868
6. College of Charleston 290-277-302—869
7. Georgia State 301-273-297—871
8. Ole Miss 290-293-292—875
9. No. 47 North Florida 291-278-307—876
10. North Carolina State 292-293-296—881
11. No. 28 Kentucky 294-292-296—882
12. Duke 297-294-295—886
13. Florida 297-293-300—890
14. North Texas 309-296-293—898
15. Maryland 299-303-302—904