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Narramore slips to 12-over through two rounds

Sophomore looking for strong finish

May 18, 2007 · MT Media Relations
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Middle Tennessee golfer Chas Narramore shot an 8-over 80 during the second round of the NCAA East Regional at The Golf Club of Georgia Friday afternoon.

Narramore, the first Blue Raider to earn an invitation into the NCAA Golf Championships as an individual at the Division I level, is 12-over and tied for 102nd overall heading into Saturday's final round.

The biggest stumbling block for Narramore in his first two rounds has been the four par-3 holes on the course. He had a triple bogey on the par-3 13th for the second straight day and is shooting 10-over on the par-3s after the first 36 holes.

"That's usually not the case but I really have struggled mainly on the par-3s during this tournament and the most frustrating thing is I've had good approach shots, for the most part, on each of them," Narramore said. "I've consistently put myself in bad position on the green and instead of having birdie putts, I have faced a lot of difficult shots."

The Kingston, Tenn., native had just the one slip during the first nine holes Friday, posting a double bogey on the par-3 third hole and he finished 2-over through nine holes. The back nine; however, proved to be a different story as Narramore started with a double bogey and had a triple on 13.

"It's a tough course and I think it kind of got Chas a little today," Middle Tennessee head men's golf coach Johnny Moore said. "I'm very proud of Chas and the way he's battled, but he's a little disappointed right now. I expect him to finish with a strong round and he has to understand that he's a sophomore and this is going to be great experience for him over the next couple of years."

The final round of the East Regional begins Saturday morning.

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