Lady Raiders Finish Second at Memphis Women's Intercollegiate

September 17, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Junior Tamara Munsch fired a final-round, one-over-par 73 on Tuesday to tie for seventh, and two other Lady Raiders had rounds of 76, to help Middle Tennessee finish second at the Memphis Women's Intercollegiate Challenge in Southaven, Miss., at The Club at North Creek. The squad finished with a team-total of 919, the best in Lady Raider history.

The Lady Raiders trailed second-place New Orleans by one shot heading into Tuesday's final round, then shot the low round of the day, a 304, to finish in second behind tourney winner Memphis. The squad bested its previous low team score for a three-round tourney by 33 shots, a 952 at last year's Lady Trojan Classic.

Munsch's seventh-place finish is her best since last year's Sun Belt Championships. The Hays, Kan., native had rounds of 71 and 73 with an 81 sandwiched in-between to finish six strokes behind winner Jennifer Jaszek of Memphis.

Sophomores Amanda Harter and Kristin Lynch each shot 76 on Tuesday, giving both players three rounds in the 70's. Lynch finished eighth at 72-78-76-228, while Harter was tied for 11th at 78-76-76-230. Harter has now played six straight rounds in the 70's this fall, and Lynch has four straight dating to the first tourney of the fall season.

Senior Kandace Burnett tied for 19th after shooting a final-round 79, and freshman Grace Holmes was tied for 35th, shooting 79 on Tuesday.

The Lady Raiders play again next Monday and Tuesday at the Louisville Invitational in Louisville, Ky.

Final Lady Raider Individual Scores
7. Tamara Munsch: 71-81-73-225
8. Kristin Lynch: 72-78-76-226
t11. Amanda Harter: 78-76-76-230
t19. Kandace Burnett: 79-80-79-238
t35. Grace Holmes: 88-84-79-251

Final Team Scores
1. Memphis: 297-292-307-896
2. Middle Tennessee: 300-315-304-919
3. New Orleans: 315-299-308-922
4. Augusta State: 311-306-313-930
5. William & Mary: 316-313-307-936
6. UAB: 309-327-336-972
7. Samford: 327-321-325-973
8. Birmingham Southern: 330-315-331-976
9. South Alabama: 326-328-351-1005

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