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Blue Raiders move to 5th at Mason Rudolph

Narramore fires 69

October 23, 2006 · MT Media Relations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee fought off cold conditions and a shaky start to turn in a 298 on Monday and jump one spot to fifth following the second round of the Mason Rudolph Invitational. The Blue Raiders have a 36-hole total of 598 and are just 12 strokes back of first place Mississippi.

Host Vanderbilt is just one shot back of Ole Miss in second with North Florida third and Rice in fourth.

"We had a rough start to our round today, but we settled down and played well down the stretch," said Head Coach Johnny Moore. "The weather played a factor on everyone today because you could not get a comfortable grip on the clubs. I am proud of the way our guys fought back, especially with three birdies on the 18th hole."

Sophomore Chas Narramore (Kingston, Tenn.) enjoyed his best round as a collegian by firing a 69 on the par 72 course to move into a tie for fourth overall. It was the third-best round of the day and the fourth-best of the tournament.

Rick Cochran (Paducah, Ky.) carded his second straight 75 to move up five spots to 22nd overall. Cochran owns a two-day score of 150. Craig Smith (Springfield, Tenn.) stands in a tie for 33rd following a 75 for a 152 total.

After turning in a solid 74 on Sunday, Nick Bailes (Cleveland, Tenn.) registered a 79 Monday to slip into a tie for 40th, while teammate Kent Bulle (Glasgow, Ky.) also put up a 79 in the second round. Bulle is tied for 67th entering the final round.

Bart Barnes, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 16th with a 149. Barnes (Opp, Ala.) opened with a 75 on Sunday and came back in the second round with a 74.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round on Tuesday.

TEAM SCORES
1 Mississippi, U. of 290 296 586 +10
2 Vanderbilt Univ. 290 297 587 +11
3 North Florida, U. of 298 292 590 +14
4 Rice University 294 300 594 +18
5 Middle Tennessee 300 298 598 +22
6 Memphis, U. of 301 298 599 +23
7 Tenn.-Chattanooga 293 308 601 +25
8 Mississippi St. U. 303 299 602 +26
9 Toledo, U. of 304 299 603 +27
10 Virginia, U. of 312 294 606 +30
11 Arkansas State U. 300 307 607 +31
12 Mercer University 303 307 610 +34
13 Furman University 302 312 614 +38
14 Charleston, Coll. of 309 308 617 +41

MT SCORES
T 4 Chas Narramore 74 69 143
T 22 Rick Cochran 75 75 150
T 33 Craig Smith 77 75 152
T 40 Nick Bailes 74 79 153
T 67 Kent Bull 81 79 160

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