Morris Captures Individual Title at Shoal Creek Invitational

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Blake Morris after winning his first individual title as a Rebel.
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Blake Morris after winning his first individual title as a Rebel.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 1, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss junior Blake Morris claimed the program’s first individual title since 2010, firing an three round total of 8-under par to share medalist honors with Memphis’ Lars van Meijel at the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell.

Morris got off to a hot start with three birdies in the first six holes and shot a 73 in the final round to lead Ole Miss to a third-place tie with No. 18 Florida. Memphis and UAB finished first and second, respectively.

The last Ole Miss golfer to win an individual title was Jonathan Randolph at the Chris Schenkel Invitational in 2010, the last of his three wins that season

It marked Morris’ fifth top-five finish in his career. Prior to the win, the Waterbury, Conn., native had finished in third three times as a Rebel, most recently at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate last month.

“We are all really proud of Blake Morris and his win,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “It was a tough battle, and he had to make an eight-footer on 18 to be declared the co-champion. As a team, we didn’t play our best. Congrats to Memphis for a great round today and winning the team title. Our guys can take away some good lessons.”

The third-place tie is the Rebels’ best team finish this season.

Freshman Noah West shot a 75 on the final day and finished tied for a career-best ninth with a three-day total of 2-under, 214.

Forrest Gamble tied for 24th with a total of 218, and Joe Lewis shot a 221, good for a tie for 34th. Ben Wolcott finished in a tie for 44th with a 226.

Ole Miss returns to action on Oct. 14 at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic in Atlanta.

Ole Miss individuals:
T1. Blake Morris 68-67-73-208
T9. Noah West 71-68-75-214
T24. Forrest Gamble 72-70-76-218
T34. Joe Lewis 69-73-79-221
T44. Ben Wolcott 75-76-75-226

Team scores:
1. Memphis 280-286-276-842
2. UAB 283-273-292-848
T3. Ole Miss 280-278-299-857
T3. Florida 296-275-286-857
5. UCF 285-288-291-864
6. Liberty 284-284-298-866
7. Georgia Southern 287-285-303-875
8. North Texas 293-296-290-879
9. North Florida 292-295-297-884
10. Missouri 291-292-304-887
11. Tulsa 303-292-295-890
12. Toledo 303-289-312-904

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