University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site, partner of College Network. The most comprehensive coverage of University of Tennessee on the web." />" />
Tennessee: Search Results

Results tagged “Chad Merzbecher”

Members of the Tennessee golf team kept their games tournament sharp over the weekend by competing in Knoxville's Holston Hills Invitational.

Senior Darren Renwick, who won the two-day event in 2010, finished second this time by a single stroke to local product and former Lincoln Memorial golfer Craig Reasor. Renwick shot 68-70--138 for the tournament, one shot better than teammate and fellow senior Justin Walker at 68-71--139.

Renwick and Walker were two of seven current Vols competing. Brandon Rodgers tied for 12th at 70-72--142, and Rick Lamb joined Jay Vandeventer in a group that tied for 14th place. Lamb shot 72-71--143, while Vandeventer's scorecard was 71-72--143.

Marshall Talkington tied for 22nd at 74-71--145, with Danny Keddie tying for 30th at 72-75--147. Only Garrick Porteous of the current Vols squad did not participate.

In addition to the seven UT squad members, two incoming 2012 signees were in action and fared well. Alcoa's Grant Daugherty tied for 24th at 72-74--146, and Chad Merzbacher of Dublin, Ohio, shot 72-75--147 and tied for 30th.

In the professional ranks, former Vols star David Skinns competed on the Nationwide Tour for the second week in a row and finished 34th at the Stadion Classic in Athens, Ga.

Skinns began play this year on the NGA Pro Golf Tour and was second on the money list with $39,436 through April 22, having finished in the top 12 four times out of five starts. But he advanced to the Nationwide Tour's South Georgia Classic in Valdosta two weeks ago through Monday qualifying and tied for 18th place.

Skinns opened with 65 at the Athens tournament but then closed with rounds of 70-74-70 to post a 5-under 279. The Lincoln, England, native has made an additional $10,026 in two weeks on the Nationwide Tour.

UT Signees Finish Top-12 at Jones Cup Junior

A pair of Tennessee signees posted excellent showings at the Jones Cup Junior Invitational, which finished play Tuesday at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons, Ga.

Grant Daugherty finished ninth and Chad Merzbacher 12th in the 78-player field made up of the top 18-and-under male amateur golfers who are not enrolled full time at a university or college.

Daugherty closed with his best score of the tournament, a 2-over-par 72. The Alcoa native was tied for 16th place entering Tuesday's action after opening with rounds of 75-73. He finished at 10-over-par 220 for the tournament.

Merzbacher shot 76 Tuesday after consecutive rounds of 73 had him tied for ninth heading into the third and final round. The Dublin, Ohio, product finished at 12-over 222.

Both Merzbacher and Daugherty managed only one birdie apiece in Tuesday's final round on the difficult Seaside Course, which every April hosts the SEC Men's Golf Championship.

Daugherty and Merzbacher joined Michael Nagy of Manistique, Mich., last month to form the heralded 2011 Tennessee men's golf signing class. The trio enrolls at UT in fall 2012.

Final scores for the 2011 Jones Cup Junior Invitational can be found here.