Louisville grabs second fall victory at Bank of Tennessee Inter.
Matthias Schmid (Louisville Athletics)
For only the second time in school history, Louisville has put together back-to-back wins. By taking first at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Sunday, Louisville accomplished the feat for the first time since the 2006-07 season, when the Cardinals won the first two tournaments out of the gate in the fall.
To make things that much more impressive, Louisville entered the final round four shots off the pace. A final-round 12-under 276 at Blackthorn Club at the Ridges in Jonesborough, Tenn., sent the team two spots up the leaderboard into first.
Louisville’s 34-under team total was five shots better than runner-up East Tennessee State’s Tennessee was another two shots back in third at 27 under.
"Our team really played well for the event, and were especially good today," head coach Mark Crabtree said. "Again, it was a total team effort by everyone. That has been the key to our success this fall."
Louisville also won the Bearcat Invitational at the start of the month in Ohio.
Sophomore Jiri Zuska led the team with a closing 7-under 65 that left him tied for fifth. Louisville also got top-20 performances from John Murphy, who tied his teammate for fifth at 10 under, and Matthias Schmid, the reigning European Amateur champion. Schmid birdied three of his first five holes on his way to a closing 3-under 69.
The individual title went to East Tennessee State’s Jack Rhea, who at 15 under, was two better than UNC-Wilmington’s Segundo Oliva Pinto, already a winner this fall at the Golfweek
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ABOUT THE Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
54 hole men's college tournament hosted by East
Tennessee State University. Team (best four scores out
of five players each round) and individual competitions.
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