Tennessee freshman Oliver Goss shot rounds of 3-under-par 69 and 72 and is one shot out of the lead at the Insperity ASU Invitational in Augusta, Ga.
Goss’ 69 included four birdies on the back nine, three in a row on holes 10-12 at Forest Hills Golf Club.
As a team, the Vols are tied for seventh with Houston at 12-over 588. Augusta State leads at even-par 576. No. 6 Texas is two shots off the lead, while No. 17 Georgia is four shots behind.
Senior Jay Vandeventer shot 71-75 and is tied for 19th at 146.
Augusta State’s Derek Chang, Greg Eason of UCF, Robin Petersson of Augusta State and Matthew NeSmith of South Carolina are tied for the lead at 140.
Rowing: The Lady Vols had a rough outing in their third contest of the year against Michigan and Ohio State at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus.
Tennessee was unable to secure a single victory between first-session matchups with No. 4 Ohio State and second-session races against No. 8 Michigan.
“We were fortunate to have the opportunity, with only 2 races under our belts, to take the line twice today,” UT coach Lisa Glenn said. “We certainly wanted to bring Ohio State and Michigan stiffer competition than we did, and will take valuable lessons from racing them.”
Track and Field: The women’s 4x800-meter relay team of juniors Brittney Jackson and Kianna Ruff, and seniors Kelsey Kane and Nijgia Snapp broke the track record at the Florida Relays with a time of 8 minutes, 28.81 seconds.
The Lady Vols’ distance medley relay team also won. Freshman Alexis Panisse, sophomores Julia Petree and Amirah Johnson, and junior Ty-Vonna Johnson ran a time of 11:51.88, more than 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Indiana.
Freshman pole vaulter Jake Blankenship was second with a height of 17 feet, 8 inches. Juniors Tyler Porter (17-4) and Chase Brannon (16-8) finished third and fourth, respectively.