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Narramore named SBC Golfer of Month

Capped fall season with strong showing

November 10, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee men's golf coach Johnny Moore describes sophomore Chas Narramore as a humble and modest player who lets his game speak for itself.

There has been a great deal of volume to Narramore's game of late. The sophomore from Kingston, Tenn., was named the Sun Belt Conference Male Golfer of the Month this week after turning in a strong October to cap the fall season.

Narramore had finishes of 15th, third, and ninth to lead Middle Tennessee and twice posted career-best rounds to lead the Blue Raiders. His effort not only earned Narramore his first Golfer of the Month honor, but also landed Middle Tennessee its second such honor in as many months. Sophomore Rick Cochran was the September Golfer of the Month.

"This is great for Chas because he deserves. He's had a great fall," Moore said. "Chas is just playing smart. He's not a flashy player, he's not an extremely long player, but he's intelligent out there. He doesn't make mistakes. I think this validates what (assistant coach) Whit Turnbow and I have been telling him, which is that he can play with anyone in the conference. He is a humble and modest person so he is going to let his golf clubs do the talking for him. I believe his best is yet to come."

Narramore started the month by finishing 15th out of 80 golfers at the Crown Colony; however, the tournament was suspended after two days due to inclement weather with Narramore making a strong run. Nothing would stop the hard-working Narramore in subsequent tournaments.

He finished third at the Mason Rudolph out of 75 participants with a 1-under 215. He tied Vanderbilt All-American Luke List for third and was two strokes shy of earning low medallist. He shot what was then a career-low 69 in the second round.

Narramore capped his strong fall with a ninth place finish (out of 64 golfers) at the Sam H. Hall Invitational with a 1-under 212. He fired a career-low 68 in the second round and was under par in two of the three rounds, as well as four of the six rounds he played in the fall. For the three tournaments played in October, Narramore was a combined 1-over with two Top 10 finishes.

"The biggest thing for me is the coaches have helped me in course management," Narramore said. "I am very appreciative of this award because I think it's an honor when you look at all the quality golfers in the Sun Belt."

Narramore led Middle Tennessee in stroke average with a 72.64 in the fall, which is fourth overall in the Sun Belt Conference. Not bad for a player who wasn't in the lineup this time last year.

"I think the biggest thing is I've matured a lot," Narramore said. "College is an entirely different level and it just takes some getting used to. I had a lot to get used to but I think I have made progress. I'm just glad to be helping the team because I think we have a good group."

And based on the results of the fall, the future is now at Middle Tennessee.

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