Ole Miss In Second Place After Day One At Shoal Creek Invitational

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Blake Morris is currently the individual leader.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Blake Morris is currently the individual leader.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 30, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Blake Morris fired a two-round total of 9-under 135 to lead Ole Miss on the first day of the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell at the Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club.

The Waterbury, Conn., native finished the day in first place and holds a one-stroke lead over William McDonald of UAB.

As a team, the Rebels are in second place, posting a score of 18-under par after two rounds. Host team UAB is in first place, finishing the day 20-under par.

“Our guys played great,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “It was a great team effort. The difference was all about confidence. We got off to a very good start. We built on this early confidence and kept going all day. I am really proud of what they showed today. We look forward to tomorrow and trying to catch UAB on their home turf. Whatever happens, it will be a great learning opportunity.”

Freshman Noah West finished the day four-under par and tied for fifth place, posting a two-round total of 139. Junior Joe Lewis and sophomore Forrest Gamble are tied for 10th place, both carding a two-round total of 142. Freshman Ben Wolcott shot a two-round total of 151 and finished the day tied for 50th place.

Senior Tom Brown did not compete due to illness.

The final round of the Shoal Creek Invitational begins tomorrow. The Rebels will begin teeing off at 9 a.m.

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

Ole Miss individuals:
1. Blake Morris 68-67-135
T5. Noah West 71-68-139
T10. Joe Lewis 69-73-142
T10. Forrest Gamble 72-70-142
T50. Ben Wolcott 75-76-151

Team scores:
1. UAB 283-273-556
2. Ole Miss 280-278-558
3. Memphis 280-286-566
4. Liberty 284-284-568
5. Florida 296-275-571
6. Georgia Southern 287-285-572
7. UCF 285-288-573
8. Missouri 291-292-583
9. North Florida 292-295-587
10. North Texas 293-296-589
11. Toledo 303-289-592
12. Tulsa 303-292-595

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Nkemdiche Headlines Retooled D-Line

      Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Football

      The return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and additions of sophomore Fadol Brown and freshman Marquis Haynes have changed the face of the defensive line, but freshman All-American Robert Nkemdiche remains front and center.  With a season of experience... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Sneak Peak

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football 2014: Episode 1 Sneak Peak from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Wallace: 'It's My Offense'

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The dean of Southeastern Conferences quarterbacks and the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns, senior Bo Wallace is as healthy and confident as ever, and he's also assumed a more vocal leadership role on the... read more

    • VIDEO: We Are Ole Miss

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Athletics

      We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, "Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss" from earlier this year: Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football: Fins Up (Part 2)

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Football

      In case you missed it, Fins Up (Part 1) from last year:... read more

    • Rebels Battle Injuries on Defense

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed that junior cornerback Carlos Davis suffered a torn ACL and will likely have surgery Monday. Davis joins sophomore cornerback Tee Shepard and junior safety Chief Brown on the list of players expected to miss... read more

    • Recapping the SEC Network Launch

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Athletics

      The launch of the SEC Network shows the growth and vision of the 14 schools in the conference. #OleMiss-- Coach Alex (@apsimms2) August 15, 2014 That was fun! And the @SECNetwork is only getting started. #SECStoried finished strong. Great... read more

    • Ole Miss and the SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Athletics

      Tonight is the night!! #SECNetworkLaunch pic.twitter.com/73UYs8B0Hg-- SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 14, 2014 Historic day for SEC & #OleMiss as we celebrate the launch of the @SECNetwork at 5pm CST! Congrats to everyone who made it happen!-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August... read more

    • Luke Breaks Down the Offensive Line

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Football

      The center and right tackle position battles have been two of the biggest story lines of fall camp, but as the Rebels prepped for their second preseason scrimmage Wednesday night, they are closer to solidifying the depth chart along the... read more

    • Attitude, Effort are Front and Center in Process

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Volleyball

      "Buy-in" is a common term thrown around by coaches. How will first-year Ole Miss head volleyball coach Steven McRoberts measure buy-in, as the team continues its preseason work for the upcoming season? Attitude and effort. "If we bring those two... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Soccer Day One

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Soccer

      THE SEASON: Soccer - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Kennedy Recaps Trip, Talks New-Look Roster

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team wrapped up its Bahamian exhibition tour with a perfect 2-0 record. Head coach Andy Kennedy recapped the trip, talked about the chemistry, depth and experience of a new-look roster heading into the fall. The... read more

    • Looking at CB, OL, WR and RB Depth

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      Sophomore defensive end Fadol Brown and sophomore cornerback Kailo Moore returned from their respective injuries, while sophomore Tee Shepard remains out with a toe injury. The results from Shepard's MRI performed on Saturday are being sent to Birmingham, head coach... read more

    • Ole Miss Programming on SEC Network

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      The SEC Network will debut on Thursday, August 14 with a three-hour SEC Now that will visit every SEC school and the 21 sports within the SEC. The first two weeks of the network will also feature customized programming to... read more

    • The Week That Was: Ole Miss Football

      Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss continues its preparations for the the 2014 season with the second full week of fall camp starting Monday. Here's a look back at the first full week of fall camp with some observations and takeaways, as well as... read more