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March 15, 2011

Cassetty takes second, Golden Eagles finish third at UT Martin tournament

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech junior Tyler Cassetty shared the tourney lead through the first two rounds, and finished in second place just two strokes off the pace while leading the Golden Eagle men's golf team to a third-place showing at the 15-team Grover Page Classic.

The 54-hole tourney was hosted Monday and Tuesday by UT Martin. Ohio Valley Conference schools grabbed the top three spots in the standings, with Murray State first (862), Morehead State second (884) and Tennessee Tech one shot back (885) in third place.

SOuthern Illinois (888) and Arkansas State (900) rounded out the Top Five spots, followed by Tennessee State, Union and Jackson State (901) tied for sixth. UT Martin (902) placed ninth with Lipscomb and John A. Logan College tied for 10th.

Murray State's Cameron Carrico wrapped up with a third round 69 to break a tie with Cassetty and win medalist honors at 210. Cassetty shot rounds of 69, 73 and 71 to finish second at 212. Morehead State's Jared Flanery (217) was a distant third.

With his second-place effort, Cassetty earned all-tournament honors for the first time this season.

Freshman Mason Griffin was the next finisher for coach Craig King's Golden Eagles, placing 12th after shooting 74-75-72--221. Sophomore Greg Kitts (76-75-76--227) tied for 34th place, followed by Lee Maxwell (77-74-78--229) and Sam Schrock (74-87-77--238).

Playing individually, Travis Ramsey tied for 46th place after shooting 75-80-75--230.

The next tourney for the Golden Eagles comes in two weeks when Tech plays in Jacksonville State's Grub Mart Invitational, March 28-29.