SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Jonathan xoinis made his debut for the University of Tennessee Golf Team at Martin today, punctuating the Skyhawks by scoring through all 36 holes of the Lone Star Invitational at TPC San Antonio.

A red-shirted freshman from Chattanooga, Tenn., Xoinis shot a 74 during the morning round before posting a 75 this afternoon. Sound 149 (+5) class 18e in the field of 75 players as he placed in the top 10 of the event in scores par 4 (4.05, +1, third) and birdies (eight, seventh) while representing a top 5, 00 (E) per- 5 points on average.

Tying Xoinis for UT’s best score Martin in round two was a true freshman Garret chumley, who shot a 75 this afternoon after a 76 in the morning for a combined score of 151 (+7). The Murfreesboro, Tennessee native registered 23 pars, a team-high that day, to accompany three birdies, finishing top of the team with a par 3 (3.13, +1 ).

“I am very proud of Jonathan and Garrett”, Skyhawk head coach Austin swafford noted. “For their first collegiate event of this caliber, of course, they did well and led the way for us today.”

Senior Tate chumley was 2 for 2 in today’s count scores, shooting 15 holes in the first round before settling for a 76. He then scored an 82 in the afternoon, ending his day with a 158 ( +14) which included three birdies.

The third UT Martin rep to make his college debut today was a true freshman Cayden Rooms, who had four best team birdies in the first round en route to a 76. He birdied another this afternoon while shooting an 86, giving him a total of 162 (+18) for the first day .

Completing the Skyhawk range was junior Bryson Morrell (163, +19), who played the top nine under 1 before racking up a countable 82 in round 2. His score of 81 in the first round included 12 pars – including seven on the back nine of the course.

As a team, UT Martin achieved a 302 (+14) in the first round, which placed eighth out of 13 teams. After a 314 (+26) in the second round, the Skyhawks are now sitting in 10e place with an overall count of 616 (+40). The UTSA tournament host (573, -3) has a 16-stroke lead heading into tomorrow’s final round as they were the only team to shoot below par.

“We knew it would be a great test of golf,” said Swafford. “We’ve had some bright spots, but we’ve also found areas where we can improve to move forward. We look forward to making the final round tomorrow.”

Tomorrow’s third round will begin with a shotgun start at 8 am as UT Martin will be paired with Stephen F. Austin and Southeast Louisiana on holes 11-14.


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