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April 9, 2012

Tech ninth after first two rounds at JSU tourney Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Greg Kitts and Mason Griffin took turns leading Tennessee Tech Monday during the first two rounds of Jacksonville State's Grub Mart Invitational. The Golden Eagles are in ninth place in the team standings heading into Tuesday's final round.

Griffin carded a 75 in the first round Monday, the best score of the day by any Golden Eagle, placing him in sixth place in the early going. He followed with a 80 in the second round, and his 36-hole total of 155 put him into a tie for 20th place.

Kitts, meanwhile, opened with a 78 and came back with a 76 in the second round to end the day as the team's two-round leader. His score of 154 places him in a tie for 17th place.

Lee Maxwell showed the biggest improvement between rounds, shooting scores of 82 and 78, and his 160 total is tied for 36th place. One shot back is Travis Ramsey, tied for 39th place with 76-85--161. Sam Schrock is the fifth Golden Eagle, finishing with rounds of 83 and 81 and a 36-hole total of 164 for 47th place.

Jacksonville State, playing on its home course, had rounds of 290 and 305 for a 595 first-day total, and owns a nine-stroke lead over Eastern Kentucky (604). Lipscmb (613) is a distant third, followed by Morehead State (618), George Washington (620), Our Lady of the Lake (622), UT Martin (624), Tennessee State (625) and Tech (626).

The final 18 holes are scheduled for Tuesday morning at Silver Lakes Golf Course and final results will be posted on TTUsports.com as soon as they become available.