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Blue Raiders, Williams Tied for 12th

February 21, 2003 · MT Media Relations

TAMPA, Fla. - Middle Tennessee shot a disappointing opening round of 316 to stand in a tie for 12th at the South Florida Invitational. The 54-hole event is being played on the par 71 USF course.

 

Sun Belt Conference foe South Alabama took the early overall lead with a 287 on Friday, while Jacksonville State is five shots back in second.

 

Patrick Williams, who is coming off the best fall season of his career, carded a three-over par 74 to tie for 12th. Charlie Gibson is tied for 39th with a 79, while Blake Bivens is in a tie for 49th after registering an 80.

 

Freshman Josh Nelms recorded an 83 to tie for 66th, while Taylor Bowers completed the scoring with an 85 to tie for 71st.

 

The Blue Raiders will play the second round beginning on Saturday morning.

 

 

TEAM SCORES

1. South Alabama (287), 2. Jacksonville St. (292), 3. Arkansas State (296), 4. Austin Peay (300), 5. So. Florida (302), 6. Central Florida  (304), Florida Atlantic (304), 8. Francis Marion (309), 9. Florida Southern (310), 10. Memphis (312), Marquette (312), 12. Middle Tennessee (316), Columbus State (316), 14. Tennessee-Chattanooga (317), 15. De Paul (322).

 

MT SCORES

T12 Patrick Williams (38-36=74)

T39 Charlie Gibson (39-40=79)

T49 Blake Bivens (42-38=80)

T66 Josh Nelms (43-40=83)

T71 Taylor Bowers(40-45=85)

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