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Orevik shines in Blue Raider debut

Freshman tied for seventh after Aztec Fall Classic First Round

October 15, 2007 · MT Media Relations
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Middle Tennessee freshman Cecilia Orevik will remember her college debut after turning in a 2-over 74 in the opening round of the Aztec Fall Classic, hosted by San Diego State, here Monday.

Orevik, who hails from Mariefred, Sweden and senior teammate Taryn Durham each shot 74 in the first round and were tied for seventh. UC Irvine's Patty Chawalitmetha is in the lead after the first round with a 2-under 70 at the Salt Creek Golf Course.

Middle Tennessee is in ninth overall among the 19 teams after shooting a 19-over 307 in the first round. The Blue Raiders are just two shots out of fourth and within 10 strokes of UC Irvine's early lead.

Orevik did not participate in Middle Tennessee's first two tournaments but the Blue Raider newcomer came out strong early in her first round as a collegian. Orevik was 1-under on par 5s, which is second among the 104-player field and her 14 pars are tied for third overall.

Durham also was consistent in the opening round and parred 12 of her first 18 holes to stay among the top 10 and remain in position to secure her first win of the fall season. She has two top 10 finishes in two fall tournaments including finishing second out of 94 players at the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup earlier this fall.

Sophomore Clara Leathers is tied for 50th after the first round with a 7-over 79, followed by Leigh Wilkins (T60th, 8-over 80) and Mallory Bishop (T81st, 12-over 84). The Blue Raiders were playing the second round Monday afternoon and the final round is set for Tuesday.

Aztec Fall Classic
Salt Creek Golf Course, Par 72
First round team scores

1 UC Irvine 297 +9
2 Hawaii 301 +13
3 East Tennessee 302 +14
4 San Diego State 304 +16
T5 Eastern Washington 305 +17
T5 Nevada 305 +7
T7 Sacremento 306 +18
T7 CSU-Northridge 306 +18
9 Middle Tennessee 307 +19
10 Montana 308 +20
T11 Cal Poly 312 +24
T11 Portland State 312 +24
13 UC Riverside 313 +25
T14 Wyoming 316 +28
T14 Portland 316 +28
T16 Northern Arizona 318 +30
T16 San Diego State 318 +30
18 CSU-San Marcos 334 +46
19 Utah Valley State 340 +52

MT Team Scores
T7 Cecilia Orevik 74 +2
T7 Taryn Durham 74 +2
T50 Clara Leathers 79 +7
T60 Leigh Wilkins 80 +8
T81 Mallory Bishop 84 +12

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