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Blue Raiders in 4th; Williams 2nd

November 5, 2002 · MT Media Relations
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Middle Tennessee shot its best two rounds of the fall to climb to fourth after 36 holes at the Fall Beach Classic. The Blue Raiders fired rounds of 285-282 for a 567 total and are only eight shots back of co-leaders Kentucky and Jacksonville State.

The Blue Raiders were led by the hard charging Patrick Williams. The senior had back-to-back sub 70 rounds for the first time in his career and enters the final round in second place overall. Williams opened with a 67, then came back to record a 69 in the second round.

Charlie Gibson is tied for ninth with a 140 after registering his best two rounds of the fall season. Gibson had a 71 in round one and came back with a 69 in the afternoon. Blake Bivens is tied for 14th with a 141 following rounds of 72-69.

Taylor Bowers is tied for 63rd with a 153, while Josh Nelms completed the scoring with a 155. Nelms is in 68th.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round on Tuesday to complete their fall season.

TEAM SCORES
1 Kentucky (281-278=559)
Jacksonville St. (285-274=559)
3 Southeastern La. (282-280=562)
4 Middle Tennessee (285-282=567)
5 Southern Mississippi (280-289=569)
6 South Alabama (291-279=570)
7 Central Florida (289-283=572)
8 Memphis (291-284=575)
9 So. Florida (288-288=576)
10 Arkansas State (297-281=578)
11 Oral Roberts (289-292=581)
12 Tulane (296-286=582)
13 Western Kentucky (307-289=596)

MT SCORES
2 Patrick Williams (67-69=136)
9 Charlie Gibson (71-69=140)
14 Blake Bivens (72-69=141)
63 Taylor Bowers (78-75=153)
68 Josh Nelms (75-80=155)

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