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Munsch-Akers Finishes 10th; Lady Raiders 8th

February 17, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MIAMI, Fla. - Senior Tamara Munsch-Akers fired a 75 in the final round to finish 10th overall at the Miccosukee Championship with a 54-hole total of 236. It was Munsch-Akers' top finish since placing in a tie for ninth at the Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic.

As a team, the Lady Raiders came in eighth place with a 964. Southern Methodist won the event with a 936, while Florida Atlantic was one stroke back at 937. Michigan was third, followed by Florida International and Maryland.

"We came back and moved up one spot, but it was still disappointing," head coach Rachael Moore said. "The first round really hurt our chances, but the opening round of the season is always difficult. Hopefully, we can build from this and be ready to go in a couple weeks."

Freshman Jenny Kim recorded her best collegiate finish by tying for 16th with a 239. Kristin Lynch, who was the Lady Raiders' top golfer after two rounds, struggled with an 82 in round three and tied for 18th overall.

Grace Holmes responded nicely with a 79 following rounds of 88-90 in day one. Holmes was 56th with a 257. Freshman Maggie McGill rounded out the scoring with a 261 to place 63rd.

The Lady Raiders will now prepare for the Lady Moc Invitational in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 28 - March 1.

TEAM SCORES
1 Southern Methodist 314 313 309 936
2 Florida Atlantic U. 309 304 324 937
3 Michigan, U. of 322 310 311 943
4 Fla. International 309 326 319 954
5 Maryland, U. of 321 317 317 955
6 Toledo, U. of 326 313 317 956
7 Florida Gulf Coast U 325 314 321 960
8 Middle Tennessee 333 314 317 964
9 Arkansas State Univ. 322 320 340 982
10 Wm. & Mary, Coll. of 333 326 325 984
11 Bethune-Cookman Col. 340 328 331 999
12 Citadel, The 342 324 340 1006
13 Long Island U-Brooklyn 363 350 347 1060

MT SCORES
10 Tamara Munsch-Akers 85 76 75 236
T 16 Jenny Kim 78 80 81 239
T 18 Kristin Lynch 82 76 82 240
56 Grace Holmes 88 90 79 257
63 Maggie McGill 95 82 84 261

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