Men's Golf Fourth After Day One Of Memphis Intercollegiate

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Junior Kyle Ritchie shot an even-par 144 in day one of the Memphis Intercollegiate to finish tied for fifth with 18 holes to play.
Junior Kyle Ritchie shot an even-par 144 in day one of the Memphis Intercollegiate to finish tied for fifth with 18 holes to play.
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Oct. 3, 2005

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Junior Kyle Ritchie shot an even-par 144 and the Green Wave used a big second round as the Tulane University men's golf team finished day one of the Memphis Intercollegiate in fourth place Monday at the par-72, 7,249-yard Colonial Country Club.

The Green Wave shot a team 302 in the morning to finish the first round tied for 11th, but the team regrouped in the afternoon to fire a five-over par 293 in round two. Tulane and the other 14 participating teams close out tournament play on Tuesday with the final 18 holes of competition.

"This was a good day for us," Tulane head coach Tom Shaw said. "Of course, we would have liked to have a better start to this tournament, but the way we played in the afternoon was very encouraging. If we can keep that up, we feel we've got a chance to improve in the standings, and we couldn't ask for a better start to the season."

Ritchie shot 72s in both rounds to finish tied for fifth, and another two Tulane players showed vast improvement from the morning to afternoon. Sophomore Andrew Freeman was seven strokes better in the second round to finish the day with a 153 and tied for 46th, while sophomore Bill Gutknecht improved on an 83 in the morning to fire a 72 in the second round to finish tied for 55th.

Junior Michael Thompson was second for the Green Wave with a four-over par 148 (72-76) to finish tied for 17th overall, and freshman Sean Madgett rounded out the Tulane five with a 161 (78-83) to finish the day tied for 78th.

Host Memphis leads the field with a three-over par 579 (291-288), and holds a nine-stroke advantage over day-one runners-up Southern Miss (287-301) and Kansas State (294-294). The Tigers' Keven Fortin-Simard leads the individual race with an eight-under par 136 (69-67) and holds a two-stroke lead over Southern Miss' Justin Elliot (67-71=138).



Team Scores: 1. Memphis 291-288=579 (+3); T2. Southern Miss 287-301=588 (+12), Kansas State 294-294=588 (+12); 4. Tulane 302-293=595 (+19); T5. Penn State 294-302=596 (+20), South Alabama 306-290=596 (+20); 7. Michigan 297-300=597 (+21), Wisconsin 302-295=597 (+21); T9. Iowa 298-300=598 (+22), USF 300-298=598 (+22); 11. Mississippi State 296-303=599 (+23); 12. Nebraska 300-301=601 (+25); 13. Marshall 298-310=608 (+32); 14. Iowa State 303-312=615 (+39); 15. Arkansas-Little Rock 310-308=618 (+42).

Individual Leaders: 1. Keven Fortin-Simard (Memphis) 69-67=136 (-8); 2. Justin Elliot (Southern Miss) 67-71=138 (-6); 3. Greg Huxman (Mississippi State) 69-73=142 (-2); 4. Shawn Warren (Marshall) 73-70=143 (-1); T5. Ian Rochester (Memphis) 72-72=144 (E), Kyle Ritchie (Tulane) 72-72=144 (E).

Tulane Scores: T5. Kyle Ritchie 72-72=144 (E); T17. Michael Thompson 72-76=148 (+4); T46. Andrew Freeman 80-73=153 (+9); T55. Bill Gutknecht 83-72=155 (+12); T78. Sean Madgett 78-83=161 (+18).