Rebels Lead After Day One At Old Waverly

Junior Blake Morris

April 7, 2014

WEST POINT, Miss. - Junior Blake Morris posted a two-round score of 5-under par to lead the Ole Miss men’s golf team before play was suspended due to darkness in second round due of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championships Monday.

The Waterbury, Conn., native, who posted six birdies with three holes remaining in round two, is tied for first place among individuals with Troy’s Phillip Brennan.

As a team, the Rebels are in first place, firing a score of 4-under par before play was suspended. South Alabama is in second place after posting an even-par score.

"It was a long day, very windy and wet," head coach Ernest Ross said. "Play was delayed 90 minutes at the start. Blake Morris is playing well at 5-under. Everyone on our team has contributed so far. It will be a close reace tomorrow with several teams close to the lead. We need to keep our foot on the gas."

Junior Joe Lewis is tied for 18th place after notching a round-one score of 73. Sophomore Connor Davis tied for 30th place, posting a score of 3-over 75. Senior Tom Brown and freshman Noah West are tied for 35th place.

Play will resume tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. After the second round has been completed, round three will immediately follow.

Fans can follow scoring by going to and clicking the link in the calendar. Follow the Rebels all season at @OleMissMGolf and on Facebook at

Ole Miss individuals:
T1. Blake Morris -  70
T18. Joe Lewis - 73
T30. Connor Davis - 75
T35. Tom Brown - 78
T35. Noah West - 71

1. Ole Miss -  289
2. South Alabama - 286
3. Cincinnati - 289
T4. Mississippi State - 296
T4. Florida - 289
6. Austin Peay - 291
T7. No. 37 Memphis - 290
T7. Chattanooga - 295
9. Louisiana - 291
T10. Southeastern Louisiana - 291
T10. Troy - 302
12. Wichita State - 298 
T13. Louisiana Tech - 298
T13. Charleston Southern - 297
15. Southern Mississippi - 305 

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