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Lady Raiders shoot third-best round of the day at SBC Championships

April 20, 2004 · MT Media Relations
NICEVILLE, Fla. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team fired the third-best round of the day and matched its best round ever in the Sun Belt Conference championship with a 311 on Tuesday to remain in fourth place after 36 holes. The Lady Raiders moved to within five shots of third place Arkansas State and now have a cumulative score of 628 heading into the final round at the Bluewater Bay Resort course.

"Almost everybody improved on their rounds from Monday and that was real encouraging," said head coach Rachael Moore. "We are on pace to have our best finish and score down here if we continue to play steady golf. We're only a few strokes back of third place and need a great round on Wednesday to finish this thing up on a high note."

New Mexico State and Denver are deadlocked at 600 and share the overall lead, while Arkansas State is in third with a 623.

Junior Kristin Lynch tied for the fifth-best round of the day with a 74 and is currently tied for 10th with a 153, while teammate Maggie McGill is also tied for 10th with a 153. McGill, who opened with an impressive 75 on Monday, fired a 78 on Tuesday.

Kemmerlee Pennington put together the second-best round of her career with a 77 on Tuesday to move into a tie for 23rd. The junior has a 36-hole total of 163.

Tamara Munsch-Akers shot a disappointing 88 to slip into a tie for 29th. The two-time all-conference selection has a two-day total of 165. Freshman Jenny Kim rounded out the scoring with an 82 to stand in a tie for 37th.

The Lady Raiders will tee off Wednesday morning for the final round.

TEAM SCORES
1 New Mexico State U. 303 297 600
Denver, Univ. of 302 298 600
3 Arkansas State Univ. 310 313 623
4 Middle Tennessee 317 311 628
5 North Texas, U. of 326 318 644
Fla. International 320 324 644
7 Arkansas-Little Rock 321 329 650
8 South Alabama, U. of 337 324 661
9 Western Kentucky U. 338 328 666
10 New Orleans, U. of 348 333 681

MT SCORES
T 10 Kristin Lynch 79 74 153
T 10 Maggie McGill 75 78 153
T 23 Kemmerlee Pennington 86 77 163
T 29 Tamara Munsch-Akers 77 88 165
T 37 Jenny Kim 87 82 169

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