April 8, 2014
WEST POINT, Miss. – Junior Blake Morris fired a 2-under par 70 to lead the Ole Miss men’s golf team in the final round of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championships hosted by Mississippi State Tuesday.
Morris, who posted 13 birdies in the tournament, claimed third place with a three-round score of 8-under 208, marking his third top-five finish this season.
As a team, the Rebels finished in third place with a three-round total of 2-under 862. Host team Mississippi State claimed the tournament title.
“As a group of competitors who want to win we are obviously disappointed in the outcome,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “As a coach, I know our guys tried their hardest, and I am proud of them for giving their best effort. Every team and every player wants to win, but the prize goes to the team that prepares the best. We will go back and prepare for our next tournament. I’m extremely proud of Blake and his continued good play. He’s having a great season.”
Junior Joe Lewis, who tied for 22nd place, carded his best finish of the season, posting a score of 2-over 218. Senior Tom Brown finished in a tie for 28th after firing a 3-under 69 in round two, including four birdies.
Freshman Noah West, who tied for 35th place, posted a three-round total of 5-over par 221. Sophomore Connor Davis finished the tournament tied for 55th place with a three-round score of 223.
The Rebels now look forward to hosting their home tournament, the Reunion Intercollegiate, in Madison, Miss. April 14-15.
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Ole Miss individuals:
3. Blake Morris 70-68-70—208
T22. Joe Lewis 73-73-72—218
T28. Tom Brown 78-69-73—220
T35. Noah West 71-74-76—221
T55. Connor Davis 75-73-75—223
1. Mississippi State 296-282-281—859
2. Cincinnati 289-291-280—860
3. Ole Miss 289-283-290—862
4. Florida 289-291-286—866
T5. South Alabama 286-288-293—867
T5. Chattanooga 295-283-289—867
T5. Austin Peay 291-289-287—867
8. Southeastern Louisiana 291-294-289—874
T9. Louisiana Tech 298-295-282-875
T9. Troy 302-285-288—875
11. Charleston Southern 297-290-290—877
T12. Louisiana 291-294-293—878
T12. No. 37 Memphis 290-291-297—878
14. Southern Mississippi 305-291-285—881
15. Wichita State 298-294-296—888