Morris Leads Rebels On Day One At Sam Hall

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Blake Morris fired 7-under par through the first two rounds.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Blake Morris fired 7-under par through the first two rounds.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Sep 9, 2013

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Junior Blake Morris fired a total of 7-under par through two rounds of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate, including a 4-under 67 in the second round Monday, to help Ole Miss into a tie for fourth place heading into tomorrow final round.

The Rebels posted a team total of 564, posting a score of 289 in the first round, followed by a 276 in the afternoon. Ole Miss is currently tied with Mercer, after both teams carded an overall score of 564, and trail Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State and South Alabama.

Morris posted seven birdies in the first round to card a 3-under par 68 in the morning round. In the afternoon, the Waterbury, Conn., native notched four birdies, good for a 4-under par 67. He is currently tied for fourth overall, two shots behind leaders Grady Brame, of Southeastern Louisiana, and Joe Sakulpolphaisan, of Mississippi State.

Joe Lewis carded a 3-under 68 in the first round, posting five birdies, followed by a two-over par performance in the second round. The junior is currently tied for 21st overall.

"I was really excited about this opportunity," head coach Ernest Ross said. "We played very well in early fall practice. We made way too many mistakes today to be a good team. Blake Morris played well again and is in contention individually. It was very on this 36-hole day. Our real challenge is to recover well and come out tomorrow with some energy and fire. If we can get a good team effort, we can move up."

Sophomore Forrest Gamble, tied for 27th overall, shot even par, posting a 1-over 72 in the first round and a 1-under 70 in the afternoon. Fellow sophomore Connor Davis finished the day 4-over par with rounds of 74 and 72, while freshman Ben Wolcott carded rounds of 74 and 75 to post 7-over for the day.

Senior Tom Brown, who is competing as an individual, posted rounds of 75 and 69 to card a 144.

The third and final round tees off tomorrow and fans can follow live scoring by going to OleMissSports.com and clicking on the link in the calendar. Follow the Rebels all season on twitter at @OleMissMGolf and on facebook at www.facebook.com/OleMissMGolf.

Ole Miss Individuals

T4. Blake Morris 68-67-135

T21. Joe Lewis 73-68-141

T27. Forrest Gamble 72-70-142

T50. Connor Davis 74-72-146

T66. Ben Wolcott 74-74-149

(Individuals) 

T34. Tom Brown 75-69-14

Team Scores

1. Louisiana-Lafayette 281-272-553

2. Mississippi State 281-276-557

3. South Alabama 276-282-558

T4. Mercer 286-278-564

T4. Ole Miss 287-277-564

6. Sam Houston State 288-277-565

7. Tennessee Tech 283-284-567

8. Louisiana-Monroe 291-278-569

9. Southeastern Louisiana 287-283-570

10. Rice 285-287-572

T11. UTSA 293-281-574

T11. Arkansas State 295-279-574

13. Southern Mississippi 291-284-575

14. Houston Baptist 291-292-583

15. Jackson State 303-300-603

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 25

      Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Athletics

      Classes started on the Ole Miss campus this past week, as the men's and women's basketball teams enter the heart of Southeastern Conference play. Some of the spring sports have started their 2015 seasons, while others are gearing up for... read more

    • Prewitt Caps Impressive Week at Senior Bowl

      Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Football

      Former Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt capped an impressive week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, with a game-high five tackles in the game itself Saturday. His former teammate, cornerback Senquez Golson sat out the game with a hamstring... read more

    • VIDEO: Home is Ole Miss

      Friday, January 23, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss Football: Home is Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Baseball Omaha Challenge

      Friday, January 23, 2015 - Baseball

      The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Challenge 2014 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rivalry Game with NCAA Tournament Implications

      Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      Ole Miss closes out a three-game stretch in which they will have faced three consecutive ranked opponents when they welcome No. 18 Mississippi State on Thursday night. The Rebels are 1-1 through the first two games of the stretch, having... read more

    • Prewitt, Golson Impress at Senior Bowl Practices

      Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Football

       Photo GalleryCody Prewitt and Senquez Golson will represent Ole Miss in the Senior Bowl, which will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. CT from Mobile, Alabama, and will be televised by the NFL Network. The duo have already had a busy... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Jan. 13-19, 2015)

      Monday, January 19, 2015 - Athletics

      Men's Basketball - Ole Miss thrashed No. 19 Arkansas 96-82 on Saturday. The Rebels picked up their first true road win over a ranked opponent since 2003 and scored the second-most points ever by an opponent in Bud Walton Arena.... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 18

      Sunday, January 18, 2015 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss men's and women's basketball teams both made some history, while the men's and women's tennis teams started their spring seasons. National Signing Day (Feb. 4) and the start of baseball season (Feb. 13) are less than a... read more

    • Key Stretch Starts with Tough Test in LSU

      Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      After an up-and-down non-conference slate that included wins over Creighton, Cincinnati and Oregon, all away from home, and losses to Charleston Southern and Western Kentucky, both at home, Ole Miss learned a lot about itself in the first week of... read more

    • Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 Rankings

      Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss football finished the 2014 football season with a 9-4 record and a top-20 final national rankings in both polls. The Rebels come in at No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the Amway Coach... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Jan. 6-12, 2015)

      Monday, January 12, 2015 - Athletics

      Women's Basketball - Ole Miss went 2-0 on the week with a road win at Florida and a win at home against Alabama, moving to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in SEC action while winning back-to-back SEC games for the first... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 11

      Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team opened SEC play, while the Ole Miss women's basketball team continued SEC play, as we enter the heart of college basketball season. Over the weekend, the men's and women's teams posted wire-to-wire wins on... read more

    • Rebels to Open SEC Play ' in Grand Fashion'

      Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss looks to reverse history, as the Rebels (9-4) travel to No. 1 Kentucky tonight (6 p.m., SEC Network), the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Ole Miss is 0-15 all-time against the nation's top ranked team, last playing... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015)

      Monday, January 5, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 29, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015Football- The No. 9 Ole Miss football team finished the 2014 football season with a 9-4 record, its best since 2009, after a 42-3 defeat to No. 6 TCU in the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 4

      Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Observations from the Best Seat in the House is back, having taken a week off for the Christmas holidays and traveled to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The football team finished the season in a "New Year's Six" bowl,... read more