Blue Raiders Finish 7th at Hillman Robbins

October 8, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Blake Bivens enjoyed his best tournament ever by finishing in a tie for 12th at the Hillman Robbins Invitational. Biven's 74 in the final round enabled the Blue Raiders to finish seventh as a team with a three-round total of 919.

Sun Belt Conference foe South Alabama won the tournament with an 887, while Jacksonville State finished second with a total of 892.

Bivens, out of Etowah, TN, had a three-round score of 226 with back-to-back 74s to lead the Blue Raiders. Charlie Gibson, who owns the team's top average this fall, fired a team-best 73 on the final day to tie for 17th with a 227.

Patrick Williams, who started strong for the Blue Raiders, ended with an 80 on the final day to slip into a tie for 31st with a 231. Willie Daniel, playing his first tournament of the fall, tied for 61st with a 240, while Carter Henderson had a 245 to tie for 71st.

The Blue Raiders will compete next at the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate in Orlando, FL on Oct. 28-29.

Team Scores
Fin. School Scores
1 South Alabama, U. of (298-290-299=887)
2 Jacksonville St. (300-290-302=892)
3 Central Florida, U. (300-295-308=903)
4 Memphis, U. of (308-297-300=905)
5 Austin Peay State U. (306-304-297=907)
6 Southern Mississippi (301-301-315=917)
7 Middle Tennessee (314-299-306=919)
8 Memphis-Gray (316-301-303=920)
Marquette University (303-311-306=920)
10 Oral Roberts Univ. (313-304-308=925)
11 St. Louis University (314-312-301=927)
12 Morehead State Univ (316-299-316=931)
13 Eastern Illinois U. (317-310-305=932)
14 De Paul University (308-314-311=933)
15 Cincinnati, U. of (314-313-310=937)
16 Troy State Univ. (312-319-317=948)

MT Scores
Blake Bivens (78-74-74=226/T12th) Charlie Gibson (80-74-73=227/T17th) Patrick Williams (76-75-80=231/T31st) Willie Daniel (82-79-79=240/T61st) Carter Henderson (80-76-89=245/T71st)

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