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Williams Ties for 5th; Team 8th at Rio Pinar

October 29, 2002 · MT Media Relations
Orlando, Fla. - The Middle Tennessee men's golf team placed eighth at the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate with a three-round score of 889. The Blue Raiders had a closing round of 300 on the par 72 Rio Pinar Country Club Course.

Senior Patrick Williams (Chattanooga, TN) continued his steady play with a final round of 71 to tie for fifth place overall. Williams, who had two sub par rounds, had a 214 total. Charlie Gibson (Brentwood, TN) tied for 25th with a total of 223, but struggled on the final day with a 79.

Taylor Bowers (Nashville, TN), playing his first tournament of the fall, fired a 74 on the final day to finish in a tie for 38th. Blake Bivens (Etowah, TN) was 48th with a 229 total, while Carter Henderson (Nashville, TN) completed the scoring with a 232 to finish in a tie for 54th. Henderson had a final round 79 on Tuesday.

The Blue Raiders will play their final tournament of the fall on Nov. 4-5 at the Fall Beach Classic in Gulf Shores, AL.

TEAM SCORES
1. Florida Gulf Coast (288-283-290=861)
2. Central Florida (289-292-284=865)
3. Wofford (291-289-295=875)
4. Rollins (290-297-290=877)
5. Memphis (296-288-297=881)
6. South Florida (297-293-297=887)
7. Oral Roberts (296-295-296=887)
8. Middle Tennessee (300-289-300=889)
9. Johnson and Wales (305-300-291=896)
10. Nova Southeastern (305-297-300=902)
11. Jacksonville (306-302-299=907)
12. Florida Atlantic (298-304-306=908)
13. Stetson (306-306-304=916)
14. Troy State (316-306-307=929)

MT SCORES
Patrick Williams (74-69-71=214/T5)
Charlie Gibson (72-72-79=223/T25)
Taylor Bowers (76-76-74=226/T38)
Blake Bivens (78-75-76=229/48)
Carter Henderson (80-73-79=232/T54)

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