VOLS DROP 3-2 DECISION TO INDIANA
Final Match Play Contest Tuesday Against Oklahoma State; Winner Claims Seventh Place
Tennessee’s solace for
losing in Monday’s consolation bracket at the Callaway Collegiate Match
Play Championship round is no consolation at all.
Vols draw perennial power Oklahoma State on Tuesday in the
seventh-place match after dropping a 3-2 decision Monday to
UT’s Jay Vandeventer and
Rick Lamb both won for the second time this week. Vandeventer claimed
the final hole with a bogey for a 1-up victory over Indiana’s David
Mills, while Lamb led for all but three holes in defeating Corey
Ziedonis by a 2 and 1 margin.
But the Vols couldn’t push any of the other three matches past 16 holes in falling to the 32nd-ranked Hoosiers.
State, ranked 22nd by Golfstat.com and seeded fourth in this week’s
16-team field, lost like Tennessee on Monday for the second match in a
row, this time to East Carolina by a score of 3½-1½. UT entered the
week ranked 49th nationally by Golfstat.
Vols and Cowboys are 1-2 after three rounds at The Concessions Golf
Club in Bradenton, Fla. Tuesday’s winner earns seventh-place honors and
the loser takes eighth.
Indiana 3, VOLS 2
faced his largest deficit of the week Monday when Indiana’s Mills won
two of the first three holes. But the Vols junior quickly turned the
tables by winning four straight holes with three birdies and a par
between Nos. 10-13 (match began on No. 6).
rallied to force another tie through 13 holes played and the pair were
still tied entering play on the final hole, the 478-yard, par-4 fifth.
Vandeventer made bogey but Mills could do no better than 6 and UT
claimed the 1-up decision.
Vandeventer improved his record to 2-0-1 at the Collegiate Match Play.
also has two wins after he was in control for most of Monday’s match.
The UT junior won the first hole against Indiana’s Corey Ziedonis but
suddenly trailed by one after four holes played.
then proceeded to win four straight holes over Nos. 12-15 (match began
on No. 8), playing them in 3 under par for a three-hole advantage.
Ziedonis climbed to within one with two holes remaining, but Lamb
birdied the par-3 sixth to close out the match at 2 and 1.
Lamb is 2-1 at the Collegiate Match Play.
Porteous fell behind early and never recovered in dropping a 4 and 3
decision to Indiana’s Chase Wright. The Vols senior captain was four
holes down after five played and drew no closer than 3-down the rest of
Marshall Talkington was even through five
but then stumbled and lost 3 and 2 to Indiana’s David Erdy. The UT
sophomore was 1-down through seven played when Erdy won three straight
on Nos. 16-18 (match began on No. 9). Talkington crept within two with
three to play but was closed out when he bogeyed the par-3 sixth.
Rodgers lost 3 and 2 to Indiana’s Brant Peaper. Rodgers and Peaper were
all square through eight holes played when the Hoosiers golfer won
three straight over Nos. 15-17 (match began on No. 7). The pair then
halved the next five holes to finish the match.
Indiana 3, VOLS 2
Match 1 – Chase Wright, Indiana d. Garrick Porteous, TENNESSEE, 4 and 3
Match 2 – Jay Vandeventer, TENNESSEE d. David Mills, Indiana, 1-up
Match 3 – Brant Peaper, Indiana d. Brandon Rodgers, TENNESSEE, 3 and 2
Match 4 – Rick Lamb, TENNESSEE d. Corey Ziedonis, Indiana, 2 and 1
March 5 – David Erdy, Indiana d. Marshall Talkington, TENNESSEE, 3 and 2
No. 1 Arkansas d. No. 5 Chattanooga, 5-0
No. 3 Duke d. No. 2 California, 3-2
No. 9 East Carolina d. No. 4 Oklahoma State, 3½-1½
No. 6 Indiana d. No. 10 TENNESSEE, 3-2
No. 8 Iowa d. No. 13 Colorado State, 3-2
No. 7 Liberty d. No. 14 Arizona State, 4-1
No. 16 Washington State d. No. 12 South Florida, 3-2
No. 15 UNC Wilmington d. No. 13 Kennesaw State, 4½-½
No. 1 Arkansas vs. No. 3 Duke
No. 2 California vs. No. 5 Chattanooga
No. 6 Indiana vs. No. 9 East Carolina
No. 10 TENNESSEE vs. No. 4 Oklahoma State
No. 7 Liberty vs. No. 8 Iowa
No. 13 Colorado State vs. No. 14 Arizona State
No. 15 UNC Wilmington vs. No. 16 Washington State
No. 12 South Florida vs. No. 13 Kennesaw State