Oct. 23, 2007
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Mother Nature turned out to be the only real winner, as persistent heavy rain wiped out the final two rounds of the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning at the Vanderbilt Legends Club of Tennessee/Roper's Knob Course (par 71/7,100 yards) in Franklin, Tenn. Tournament officials declared the results of Sunday's first round would stand as the final standings for the event, with Notre Dame tying for eighth place in the 18-team field after carding an eight-over par 292. Ole Miss edged in-state rival Mississippi State by one stroke with a score of 283 (-1) to take the team title, while Augusta State's Jake Amos was the tournament medalist by virtue of its opening-round 67 (-4).
Freshman Tyler Hock (Ocala, Fla./Forest) was the top Irish individual, tying for 13th place with an opening-round 71 (E). Junior Josh Sandman (Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford) tied for 32nd place after shooting a two-over par 73. Sophomores Doug Fortner (Tustin, Calif./Foothill) and Kyle Willis (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) ended up one shot further back in a tie for 41st place. Senior tri-captain Greg Rodgers (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul's School) tied for 77th place following his first-round 78 (+7). Senior tri-captain Mike King (Sidney, Ohio/Sidney) played as an individual participant and wound up in 87th place at nine-over par 80.
Notre Dame will wrap up its fall schedule Oct. 29-30 when it takes part in the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Championship at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Live in-progress scoring will be available via the Golfstat web site, while complete results will be posted on the official Notre Dame athletics web site (www.und.com) upon completion of each day's action. Fans also can obtain updates on the Irish via the Notre Dame Sports Hotline (574-631-3000) and the Irish ALERT text message system (click here for more details).
Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate
FINAL TEAM RESULTS (18-hole totals -- final two rounds cancelled by rain): 1. Mississippi 283; 2. Mississippi State 284; 3. South Alabama 286; 4. (tie) Vanderbilt and Louisville 287; 6. Western Kentucky 290; 7. Chattanooga 291; 8. (tie) NOTRE DAME, Augusta State and North Florida 292; 11. Middle Tennessee 293; 12. (tie) Mercer and Iowa State 294; 14. Vanderbilt B 295; 15. Belmont 297; 16. Toledo 299; 17. (tie) Southeastern Louisiana and UNC Greensboro 305.
TOP EIGHT INDIVIDUALS PLUS NOTRE DAME FINISHERS (of 93): 1. Jake Amos (ASU) 67; 2. Jack Hiluta (USA) 68; 3. Chris Baker (ISU), Derek Fathauer (UL), Jonathan Randolph (UM), Brett Lange (VU), Jesse Speirs (UM) and Noah Goldman (MSU) 69; 13. Tyler Hock (ND) 71; 32. (tie) Josh Sandman (ND) 73; 41. (tie) Doug Fortner (ND) and Kyle Willis (ND) 74; 77. (tie) Greg Rodgers (ND) 78; 87. Mike King* (ND) 80.