Lee's Emery Tied For Fifth At Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate

Monday, September 09, 2013
Lee golfer Matt Emery, who is coming off an outstanding showing in the U.S. Amateur earlier in the summer, fired a 2-under 70 on Monday and is tied for fifth heading into the final round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate.

However, Emery's teammates struggled somewhat on the par 72, 7088-yard River Course layout and Lee holds down the eighth position in its opening tournament of the fall.

"Matt had a good round today, but we are going to need some other guys to step up tomorrow," noted coach John Maupin.
"I think this team is capable of better than what we showed today.

"We struck the ball well most of the day, but let some shots get away late," he commented. "We need to score better on the greens. We are looking forward to the opportunity to bounce back strong on Tuesday."

Clayton State (Ga.) is the leader in the all NCAA Division II tournament after posting an impressive 286. Queens University of Charleston (S.C.) is second at 294 and Limestone College (S.C.) is third at 295. North Georgia (296), LMU (301), Belmont Abbey (302) and Wingate (302) are the teams Lee (303) will be looking to gain ground on when play continues on Tuesday morning.

Clayton Presant (68) of Limestone is the medalist leader. Michael Motz (North Georgia) Drew Alford (Lenoir-Ryne) and Keith Egan (Clayton State) each totaled a 69 and hold a one-stroke lead over Emery and LMU's Connor Froning.

There is a huge log-jam when it comes to players totaling 76 and above. Seven golfers are tied for the 46th spot after opening with a 77. The group includes Lee's Peyton Sliger. Just behind Sliger stands 15 more golfers, all tied at 78 and featuring Lee's Hunter Vest, Taylor Davis and newcomer Shea Sylvester.

Eighteen teams and 96 individual golfers are in Sevierville taking part in the annual two-days of competition.

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