Lady Raiders tied for 5th after 18 holes

September 20, 2004 · MT Media Relations
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Fighting a tough course and windy conditions, Middle Tennessee's women's golf team opened the fall season with a solid 320 to stand in a tie for fifth place at the Alabama'/Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate. The 14-team event is being held at the par 72 Ol' Colony Golf Course.

"The conditions today really kept the scores down and I was very pleased with the way our girls handled the situation," said Head Coach Rachael Short. "We put ourselves in a good situation to move up with tomorrow's final round. A top five here would be great because of the tough field and challenging course."

Senior Kristin Lynch (Tullahoma, Tenn.) picked up where she left off in the spring by pacing the Lady Raiders with a 75 on Monday. Lynch's effort has her tied for sixth overall. True freshman Taryn Durham (Glasgow, Kent.) carded a 79 to tie for 19th.

Sophomore Maggie McGill and freshman Jamey Dillard had a pair of 83s to tie for 38th, while senior Kemmerlee Pennington completed the scoring with an 87.

The Lady Raiders will tee off Tuesday morning for the final round of the 36-hole event. The tournament was shortened to 36 holes due to Hurricane Ivan.

Tulane 298
Mississippi State 309
Alabama 316
Ole Miss 316
Middle Tennessee 320
UAB 320
Murray State 321
Birmingham Southern 321
Jacksonville State 321
Augusta State 325
Troy 329
Memphis 332
Samford 340
Belmont 347

T6. Kristin Lynch (75)
T19. Taryn Durham (79) T38. Maggie McGill (83) T38. Jamey Dillard (83) T64. Kemmerlee Pennington (87)

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