Rebels Take Third At BancorpSouth Intercollegiate



MADISON, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's golf team shot 295 in the final round of the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Tuesday at Reunion Golf and Country Club to finish third.

The wind picked up on Tuesday, but North Florida blistered the course, shooting a 10-under 278 to overtake both Florida and Ole Miss for the team title.  The Ospreys finished with a total of -18 under 846, while Florida was one back at 847.  Ole Miss finished 3-under at 861.

"First off, congratulations to the University of North Florida," head coach Ernest Ross said.  "I thought they played one of the best collegiate rounds of golf this year.  In this wind, to shoot 10-under is fantastic.  Our guys got the wind knocked out of their sails early in the day, when we didn't get off to a very good start.  Fighting through this wind, we didn't come up with everything we needed to.  I am proud of them for the progress we've made this year.  Finishing third in this tournament is still not bad. We stayed close with Florida and North Florida for a long time, and we'll build from here."

Florida's Tyson Alexander captured medalist honors, shooting an 11-under 205, paced by an opening round 64.  His teammate, Tim McKenney, claimed runner-up honors at 10-under 206.  He fired a tournament record 63 in the first round.  Santa Clara's Scott Travers finished third at 210.

Ole Miss freshman Pete Kellermann tied for seventh with a 68-71-74-213 for his best finish as a Rebel. 

"Pete had a great tournament," Ross said.  "He was 5-under going into today and made the turn at 2-under.  He really showed that he can play and handle the pressure of big time college golf.  We are very pleased with him. I know he didn't finish the back nine quite as well, but it's a good learning experience."

Local product Jonathan Randolph carded a 72-72-73-217 to finished tied for 17th.  It's the first time this spring the reigning SEC Player of the Week hasn't finished in the top 10 in a tournament.

The Rebels are off until the SEC Championships April 16-18 at Sea Island, Ga.

"We'll take this same lineup to SECs," Ross said.  "We're getting close to being a team that can contend for an SEC title."

1. North Florida  286  282  278  846 
2. Florida    272  289  286  847 
3. Ole Miss   281  285  295  861 
4. Memphis  293  287  292  872 
T5. Louisiana Tech  286  289  299  874 
T5. Southern Mississippi    287  293  294  874 
T7. UCF    292  292  292  876 
T7. South Alabama  300  290  286  876 
9. Vanderbilt    291  294  293  878 
10. Rice University    298  288  293  879 
11. Santa Clara  290  303  290  883 
12. Southeastern La.  299  297  290  886 
13. UAB    295  291  305  891 
14. Mississippi State  299  299  308  906 
15. Jackson State   311  306  322  939
1. Tyson Alexander, Florida  64 71 70 205 
2. Tim McKenney, Florida   63 71 72 206 
3. Scott Travers, Santa Clara  69 73 68 210 
T4. Jordan Gibb, North Florida 71 69 71 211 
T4. J.C. Horne, North Florida  69 73 69 211 
6. Sean Dale, North Florida  75 68 69 212 
T7. John Darby, UAB  71 69 213 
T7. Pete Kellermann, Ole Miss 68 71 74 213 
9. Kevin Phelan, North Florida 71 72 71 214 
T10. Paul Apyan, Southern Miss 68 76 71 215 
T10. Christopher Brown, Rice  70 70 75 215
T7 Pete Kellermann   68 71 74 213
T17 Jonathan Randolph   72 72 73 217
T22 Billy Brozovich   70 75 73 218
T25 Joe David   71 72 76 219
T25 Tom Brown   74 70 75 219
T10. Paul Apyan   68 76 71 215
T32. Freddie Janneck    77 71 73 221
T40. Wes Carter   72 73 77 222
T43. Brent Hobbs   74 76 73 223
T48. Derek Plucienski    73 73 78 224
T43. Evan Hugall   72 76 75 223
T52. Lee Heaton   75 75 75 225
65. Bradley Thompson   75 75 79 229
69. Robi Calvesbert   77 73 83 233
T71. Brooks Bankhead   78 83 79 240
T43. Clay Myers   74 71 78 223
66. James Rayner   76 77 77 230
73. Maurice Jeffries   82 78 82 242
74. Curtis Stanton   79 80 85 244
75. Julius Arterberry   86 86 94 266 

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