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Women's golfers earn top five finish at Aztec Fall Classic

Turn in sixth-best two-round tourney total in program history

October 16, 2007 · MT Media Relations
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Middle Tennessee's women's golf team turned in one of the top two-round tournament scores in school history to notch its second top five finish of the season at the Aztec Fall Classic Tuesday.

The Blue Raiders shot a two-round total 613 to tie for fifth at the Salt Creek Golf Course. The 613 is the sixth-best two-round tournament total in school history. Middle Tennessee has two top five finishes and a sixth in three fall tournaments.

UC Irvine won the tournament with a two-round 593, followed by East Tennessee (603), Hawaii (603), Eastern Michigan (612) and Middle Tennessee.

"Overall I thought this was one of our better tournaments this fall from a standpoint of consistency," Middle Tennessee coach Rachael Short said. "We showed improvement and we are getting contributions throughout the lineup. Cecilia (Orevik) really showed up in her first tournament. She played well and gave us a big lift."

Taryn Durham led Middle Tennessee with a 6-over 150 and tied for seventh overall. It is the 28th career top 10 finish for Durham, who was seventh among the field with 25 pars and ninth in par 4 scoring at 3-over. Orevik, a freshman making her collegiate debut, tied for 11th at 7-over 151. She was second among the field with 27 pars.

Clara Leathers tied for 33rd at 155, followed by Leigh Wilkins (157) and Mallory Bishop (163). Bishop was fourth individually in par 5 scoring at 2-under for the tournament.

Aztec Fall Classic
Salt Creek Golf Course, Par 72
Final Team Scores

1 UC Irvine 297-296 593 +17
T2 East Tennessee 302-301 603 +27
T2 Hawaii 301-302 603 +27
4 Eastern Washington 305-307 612 +36
T5 Middle Tennessee 307-306 613 +37
T5 CSU-Northridge 306-307 613 +37
7 Nevada 305-311 616 +40
8 San Diego State 304-318 622 +46
9 Sacramento State 306-318 624 +48
10 Montana 308-317 625 +49
T11 Cal Poly 312-314 626 +50
T11 Portland State 312-314 626 +50
13 UC Riverside 313-314 627 +51
14 San Diego State 318-313 631 +55
15 Portland 316-318 634 +58
16 Northern Arizona 318-318 636 +60
17 Wyoming 316-321 637 +61
18 CSU - San Marcos 334-335 669 +93
19 Utah Valley State College 340-339 679 +103

T5 Middle Tennessee scores 613
T7 Taryn Durham 74-76 150 +6
T11 Cecilia Orevik 74-77 150 +7
T33 Clara Leathers 79-76 155 +11
T45 Leigh Wilkins 80-77 157 +13
T67 Mallory Bishop 84-79 163 +19

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