BUCHANAN, Tenn. --- Jermey Fultz saved his best round for last as Tennessee State completed the final round of the Skyhawk Fall tournament. Fultz fired a 1-under, 72, on Tuesday to jump 13 spots and claim a seventh place finish in the field of 69. The junior recorded his second consecutive top-10 finish.
Fultz started the classic strong as he carded an eagle on the par-5, 16th. The Knoxville native knocked a 5-iron to 14 feet, cutting two strokes off his score on his way to an even par, 72. Fultz closed out the day with a 3-over, 75, despite picking up another eagle and notching six birdies.
Fultz (72-75-71=218) earned three birdies, while hitting 12 greens and using 29 putts during the final round. Fultz highlighted the day by driving the green off the box from 320 yards out on the par-4, 6th. The Tigers top finisher two putted for bird.
Drew Owens (76-79-76=231) and Todd McGill (75-80-77=232) entered the clubhouse scoring for the Tigers, along with Rosario Falzone (70-79-80=229) who was the second highest finishing Tiger in 39th.
Freshman Jay Grove (70-83-80=233) used five birdies during the first round for a scorable 2-under, 70. Grove hit a 9-iron from 151 yards to four feet for birdie on No. 15. On No. 12, Grove hit a lob wedge from 92 yards to six feet. The Brentwood, Tenn. native was not able to record a countable score over the final two rounds.
The Tigers will close out the fall season with the 54-hole F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate beginning on Oct. 17.