Gents Finish Sixth at Moe O'Brien Memorial Invitational
Tuesday, March 2, 2004



LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Centenary Gents lowered their scores each round to finish sixth at the Moe O’Brien Memorial Invitational at Lake Charles Country Club.

After shooting an opening-round 304 Monday morning, the Gents came back that afternoon to post a score of 295 and finish the first day tied for sixth. A 292 in the third round on Tuesday gave the Gents a cumulative score of 891 (+27) and their sixth-place finish.

Individually, John Kizer again led the way for the Gents, finishing in a tie for 13th place with a three-round score of 219 (+3). He shot even-par 72 in two of the three rounds. Bryan Elliott shot an opening-round 71 and finished in 21st place with a 221 (+5).

Brian Grone played consistently throughout the tournament, posting scores of 75, 75, and 74 to finish tied for 28th place with a 224 (+8). After struggling in the first round, David Viviano shot 73-73 over the last two rounds to finish in a tie for 51st place with a score of 232 (+16).

Brett Kaufman finished in a tie for 64th place with a 241 (+25) over the three rounds. Kyle McCotter was disqualified from the first round, but his scores of 72 and 73 in the last two rounds helped the team solidify its position in the standings.

Tulane University won the team title with a five-under-par 859, five strokes ahead of host school McNeese State. Those two schools also played a role in the individual championship, as Michael Thompson of Tulane defeated D.J. Schexnider of McNeese State in a playoff after both players finished the tournament with scores of five-under-par 211.

The Gents return to action in two weeks at the Sam Houston Bearkat Classic in Huntsville, Tex.