Blue Raiders tied for sixth after first round

Bailes, Narramore lead way at Mason Rudolph

October 22, 2006 · MT Media Relations
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Chas Narramore and Nick Bailes shot 2-over 74 to lead Middle Tennessee in the first round of the 2006 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate at the Vanderbilt Legends Club Sunday. The Blue Raiders are tied for sixth among the 14-team field after shooting a 300 Sunday.

Narramore and Bailes are tied for 17th overall, while Rick Cochran is tied for 27th with a 3-over 75 in the opening round. Cochran's eagle on 18 enabled the Blue Raiders to close the day tied for sixth and was the bright spot of the round.

"We've put ourselves in pretty good position after one round," Middle Tennessee coach Johnny Moore said. "The conditions were tough out there today but our guys responded OK. We know we can play better and that's the good thing because we are in the thick of it."

Host Vanderbilt and Mississippi are tied for first after shooting a 290 in the first round. Tennessee-Chattanooga (293), Rice (294), and North Florida (298) round out the Top 5.

Narramore, Bailes and Craig Smith shot par on 12 of the 18 holes, while Cochran is tied for par-5 scoring with a three-under. Cochran shot an uncharacteristic 41 out of the gate Sunday but he closed with a 34 after the turn.

Smith finished 5-over and is tied for 44th and Kent Bulle closed the first round with an 81, which is tied for 67th. Senior Bart Barnes is playing as an individual in the tournament is tied for 27th with a 75.

2006 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Ironhorse Course
Par 72  7,190 yards

FIRST ROUND (of three)
Team Results

1. Vanderbilt 290 +2
Mississiippi 290 +2
3. UT-Chattanooga 293 +5
4. Rice 294 +6
5. North Florida 298 +10
6. Middle Tennessee 300 +12
Arkansas State 300 +12
8. Memphis 301 +13
9. Furman 302 +14
10. Mississippi State 303 +15
Mercer 303 +15
12. Toledo 304 +16
13. College of Charleston 309 +21
14. Virginia 312 +24

Middle Tennessee Results
T17 Chas Narramore 74 +2
T17 Nick Bailes 74 +2
T27 Rick Cochran 75 +3
*T27 Bart Barnes 75 +3
T44 Craig Smith 77 +5
T67 Kent Bulle 81 +9

* - competing as individual

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