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Blue Raiders finish third at Wolfdancer

Hale fourth, Durham fifth in final fall tournament

November 5, 2007 · MT Media Relations
AUSTIN, Texas - Middle Tennessee shot 318 in the final round of the Challenge at Wolfdancer women's golf tournament and settled for a third-place finish in the 13-team field at Wolfdancer Golf Course Monday.

The Blue Raiders led the tournament after two rounds but their 318 Monday enabled Northwestern (911) to overtake them for top honors and Iowa State (916) to slip into second.

Freshman Morgan Hale, from nearby Tullahoma, Tenn., played well in her first collegiate tournament and finished with a fourth-place showing overall with a 7-over 223, while senior teammate Taryn Durham was fifth at 8-over 224.

"Morgan was outstanding in her first tournament and this should give her a great deal of confidence going into the offseason," Middle Tennessee coach Rachael Short said. "She had a nice showing both days and in all three rounds and Taryn had another strong tournament. I was really pleased with the way Cecilia (Orevik) played in the two tournaments in which she participated as a freshman so I believe we came out of the fall with some encouraging performances."

Orevik, a freshman from Sweden, made her debut in the team's previous tournament and followed a strong showing with another consistent effort at Wolfdancer. She shot 23-over 239 and tied for 30th overall. Clara Leathers (243) tied for 46th and Mallory Bishop (250) tied for 62nd.

The Challenge at Wolfdancer concluded a strong fall schedule for Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders finished their fall schedule with an overall mark of 53-16 with four top five finishes.

Challenge at Wolfdancer
Wolfdancer GC, Par 72
Austin, Texas

1 Northwestern 304-301-306 911
2 Iowa State 303-306-307 916
3 Middle Tennessee 305-298-318 921
4 Baylor 308-311-305 924
5 Illinois 313-311-309 933
6 North Texas 314-309-311 934
T7 Lamar 310-317-312 939
T7 Texas State 308-325-306 939
9 Boston College 320-310-314 944
10 Sam Houston 313-311-325 949
11 Arkansas State 327-317-321 965
12 Texas A&M Corpus 330-307-336 974
13 Texas El Paso 331-314-334 979

3 MT Scores 921
4 Morgan Hale 71-75-77 223
5 Taryn Durham 74-72-78 224
T30 Cecilia Orevik 83-76-80 239
T46 Clara Leathers 77-75-91 243
62 Mallory Bishop 86-81-83 250

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