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Blue Raiders Finish 4th; Gibson 3rd

September 24, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MONROE - With the wind blistering at 15 to 20 miles per hour, and an occasional outbreak of rain, Middle Tennessee turned in the best round of the day by firing a 300 to finish fourth overall at the Third Annual Fred Marx Collegiate Golf Classic, Tuesday, at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe, La.

The Blue Raiders had a tournament total of 908 (302-306-300) to turn in their best finish of the fall season. No one broke par in the final round with the course measuring 6,814 yards with the par being 72. The final round scoring averaged climbed to 79.10 with the two-day, three-round average being 78.27.

Three players shot par for the final round, including Middle Tennessee's Charlie Gibson, Sam Houston State's Luke Doebele, and Stephen F. Austin's Brian Grossman. Overall, Gibson of MT, John Clements of Nicholls State, Fredelis Malembeka of Jackson State, and Bart Worthington of Southwest Texas tied for third-place, with a three-round total of 222. It marked Gibson's best career finish. Middle Tennessee's Carter Henderson finished in a tie for 12th with a 225, while senior Patrick Williams collected a 228 to tie for 21st. Completing the Blue Raider scoring was Blake Bivens, who tied for 38th, and Kenny Green, who came in 44th. Bivens recorded a 236, while Green registered a 238.

The Blue Raiders will have off until traveling to Memphis, TN, to compete in the Hillman-Robbins Intercollegiate.

MT Scores
T3 Charlie Gibson M. Tenn St 73 77 72 222
T12 Carter Henderson M. Tenn St 76 72 77 225
T21 Patrick Williams M. Tenn St 75 78 75 228
T38 Blake Bivens M. Tenn St 81 79 76 236
T44 Kenny Green M. Tenn St 78 82 78 238

Fin. School Scores
1 Sam Houston St. U. 297 304 301 902
2 Mc Neese State Univ. 299 292 312 903
3 Southwest Texas St U 295 303 307 905
4 Middle Tennessee 302 306 300 908
5 Nicholls State Univ. 307 293 312 912
6 Louisiana-Monroe 305 302 315 922
7 New Orleans, U. of 310 310 307 927
8 Birmingham Southern 316 312 307 935
Louisiana Tech Univ. 307 313 315 935
10 Jackson State Univ. 315 311 311 937
11 Stephen F. Austin St 312 311 315 938
12 Centenary College 319 315 322 956

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