Johnny Owens Invitational
Day 1


Vanderbilt Men's Golf Wins Team Title at Johnny Owens Invitational 3/30/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt men's golf team earned its second tournament title this season after shooting a three-round 903 at the Johnny Owens Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The 15-team tournament, which was played at the University Club of Kentucky (Par 72, 6,992 yards), concluded Sunday in frigid conditions.

As a team, Vanderbilt posted rounds of 298, 299 and 306 to finish in first place with a 39-over-par 903. After posting the best first-round score and third-best second-round score, the Commodores got to their three-stroke win by tying for the second-best final-round score.

This is Vanderbilt's second team tournament title this season and the third in the past two seasons. The Commodores claimed the top spot in September's Mason Rudolph Championship and also took first place at last season's U.S. Naval Academy Invitational.

Leading the Commodores individually was junior Ken Lewis, who finished in a tie for eighth place with a 10-over-par 216. This is Lewis' best finish of the season, surpassing the tie for 21st place that he recorded at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Next up for the Commodores were senior Brandt Snedeker and sophomore Lance Goodson, who each finished tied for 13th place with scores of 228. Snedeker got to his 12-over-par mark with rounds of 76, 77 and 75, while Goodson got to 228 with rounds of 78, 75 and 75.

One shot behind that pair of Commodores was sophomore Mark Donnell, who finished tied for 18th place with a 13-over-par 229. Rounding out the Vanderbilt squad was senior Craig Dunlap, who finished tied for 22nd with a 15-over-par 231.

The Commodores are back in action April 11-13 at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.

Team Scores
1. Vanderbilt 298-299-306=903 (+39)
2. Indiana 298-302-306=906 (+42)
3. Kentucky 301-298-311=910 (+46)
4. Eastern Kentucky 313-296-311=920 (+56)
5. Arkansas-Little Rock 302-307-314=923 (+59)
6. Xavier 309-311-304=924 (+60)
7. Miami (Ohio) 309-298-323=930 (+66)
Louisville 315-306-309=930 (+66)
9. Western Kentucky 310-304-318=932 (+68)
Ball State 313-304-315=932 (+68)
11. Notre Dame 313-302-318=933 (+69)
12. Michigan 318-308-308=934 (+70)
13. Ohio 312-307-322=941 (+77)
14. Marshall 317-318-317=952 (+88)
15.Morehead State 320-318-323=961 (+97)

Vanderbilt Individuals
T8. Ken Lewis 73-77-76=226
T13. Brandt Snedeker 76-77-75=228
T13. Lance Goodson 78-75-75=228
T18. Mark Donnell 71-78-80=229
T22. Craig Dunlap 80-70-81=231

Day 1

Vanderbilt Men's Golf First After Day 1 at Johnny Owens Invitational 3/29/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt men's golf team sits atop the leaderboard after the first day of competition at the Johnny Owens Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The 15-team tournament, which is being played at the University of Club of Kentucky (Par 72, 6,992 yards), concludes Sunday with the final 18 holes.

The Commodores put together rounds of 298 and 299 to finish the first 36 holes in first place with a 21-over-par score of 597. Vanderbilt's 298 tied for the best score in the first round and the Commodores' 299 was the third-best score in the second round.

The Commodores' are looking to claim their second tournament title this season after winning the Mason Rudolph Championship in September. Vanderbilt enters the final round two shots ahead of host Kentucky and three strokes in front of Indiana.

Individually, sophomore Mark Donnell is the top scorer for Vanderbilt. Donnell carded rounds of 71 and 78 to finish the first day tied for 10th place with a five-over-par 149.

Following Donnell are two pairs of Commodores. Junior Ken Lewis fired rounds of 73 and 77 to finish tied for 16th place with a six-over-par 150, while senior Craig Dunlap also finished Saturday tied for 16th place after posting rounds of 80 and 70.

Rounding out the Vanderbilt scoring were senior Brandt Snedeker and sophomore Lance Goodson, who both finished the first 36 holes tied for 25th place with scores of nine-over-par 153. Snedeker shot rounds of 76 and 77 to get to his 153, while Goodson recorded rounds of 78 and 75.

Team Scores
1. Vanderbilt 298-299=597 (+21)
2. Kentucky 301-298=599 (+23)
3. Indiana 298-302=600 (+24)
4. Miami (Ohio) 309-298=607 (+31)
5. Eastern Kentucky 313-296=609 (+33)
Arkansas-Little Rock 302-307=609 (+33)
7. Western Kentucky 310-304=614 (+38)
8. Notre Dame 313-302=615 (+39)
9. Ball State 313-304=617 (+41)
10. Ohio 312-307=619 (+43)
11. Xavier 309-311=620 (+44)
12. Louisville 315-306=621 (+45)
13. Michigan 318-308=626 (+50)
14. Marshall 317-318=635 (+59)
15. Morehead State 320-318=638 (+62)

Vanderbilt Individuals

T10. Mark Donnell 71-78=149
T16. Ken Lewis 73-77=150
T16. Craig Dunlap 80-70=150
T25. Brandt Snedeker 76-77=153
T25. Lance Goodson 78-75=153



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