Nov. 6, 2013
KAUAI, Hawaii - Junior Blake Morris fired a 5-under par 67 to lead the Ole Miss men's golf team in the final round of the Princeville Warrior Classic at the Makai Golf Club at Princeville Wednesday.
Morris, a native of Waterbury, Conn., tied for 11th overall, carding a three-round total of 208 on the strength of six birdies in the final round.
Freshman Noah West, who tied for 20th, shot a 2-under 70 in round three, en route to his second top-20 finish of the season. His three-round total of 211 is a career-low tournament score.
"I am proud of the way our team fought and stayed patient," head coach Ernest Ross said. "We didn't get off to a great start. With about six holes to go, we were only 1-under par. Blake especially finished well, shooting birdies on four of his last five holes. He had a great 67, even though he made a double bogey on his first hole. I am seeing good improvement."
After starting the day in ninth place, the Rebels finished the tournament tied for sixth. Ole Miss fired a season-low team score of 19-under par 845 over the three days.
Junior Joe Lewis had his best finish of the season, carding a 3-under 69 in round three. The Savannah, Ga., native tied for 28th place with a three-round total of 212, tying his career-low tournament score.
Sophomore Forrest Gamble finished the tournament with a 47th-place finish, shooting an even par 216. Freshman Ben Wolcott, who tied for 68th, carded a three-round total of 5-over 221.
The Princeton Warrior Classic marked the Rebels' final tournament of the fall. Ole Miss will tee off in the spring at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on Feb. 17.
Ole Miss individuals:
T11. Blake Morris: 72-69-27-208
T20. Noah West: 70-71-70-211
T28. Joe Lewis: 74-69-69-212
T47. Forrest Gamble: 70-71-75-216
T68. Ben Wolcott: 76-72-73-221
1. Cal State Fullerton: 272-274-276-822
2. Louisville: 275-275-273-823
3. Mississippi State: 274-277-275-826
4. No. 27 Arizona State: 284-274-282-840
5. San Francisco: 277-283-282-842
T6. Ole Miss: 286-280-279-845
T6. Middle Tennessee State: 284-280-281-845
T8. Idaho: 292-278-279-849
T8. No. 15 Baylor: 282-277-290-849
T10. No. 42 East Tennessee State: 280-284-288-852
T10. San Diego: 289-282-281-852
12. Pepperdine: 290-286-279-855
13. Cal Poly: 289-286-287-862
14. UC Santa Barbara: 293-291-283-867
15. Boise State: 294-289-286-869
16. Utah: 288-293-293-874
17. Hawaii: 294-292-289-875
18. Hawaii (B): 292-298-292-882