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Nelms Ties for 7th with Third Straight Under Par Round

October 28, 2003 · MT Media Relations
GULF SHORES, AL -Josh Nelms recorded his third straight round of golf under par on Tuesday to finish in a tie for seventh overall at the Fall Beach Classic. It marked the final tournament of the fall season for the Blue Raiders.

Nelms, who shot a 69 in round one and a 70 in round two, carded another 69 on the final day for a career-best 54-hole score of 208. Nelms was seven shots back of medallist Barry Roof of UCF.

As a team, the Blue Raiders finished 12th with an 865 on the par 72 Gulf Shores Country Club course. South Florida won the event with an 836,while Jacksonville State came in second at 837.

Chris Webb was the next highest Blue Raider finisher at 218 to tie for 46th. Kenny Green tied for 53rd with a 220, while Blake Bivens tied for 58th at 221. Bivens, who opened with a disappointing 77, shot the final two rounds at even par.

Senior Charlie Gibson completed the scoring with a 228 to tie for 74th.

The Blue Raiders will be out of action until Feb. 16 at the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate in Orlando, FL.

TEAM SCORES
1 So. Florida, U. of 283 273 280 836
2 Jacksonville St. 290 274 273 837
3 UCF 289 271 278 838
4 Memphis, U. of 281 276 282 839
5 Southern Mississippi 283 279 285 847
6 Charlotte 288 277 284 849
7 Louisville, U. of 287 282 282 851
8 Western Kentucky U. 285 283 285 853
9 Louisiana - Monroe 290 280 288 858
Texas-Arlington 285 281 292 858
11 South Alabama, U. of 297 284 281 862
12 Middle Tennessee St. 292 285 288 865
13 Oral Roberts Univ. 301 284 283 868
14 New Orleans, U. of 286 295 288 869
15 Troy State Univ. 302 286 299 887

MT SCORES
T7 Josh Nelms (69-70-69=208); T46 Chris Webb (74-71-73=218); T53 Kenny Green (72-73-75=220); T58 Blake Bivens (77-73-71=221); T74 Charlie Gibson (77-71-80=228)

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