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Blue Raiders finish 16th at Memphis Intercollegiate

October 5, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee registered a disappointing 323 in the final round of the Memphis Intercollegiate on Tuesday to finish 16th. The Blue Raiders had a 54-hole score of 933, which was their worst score of the season.

Host Memphis fired a 290 in the final round to win the event at the Colonial Country Club course by seven shots over Xavier. UCF came in third, while Louisville was fourth and Mississippi fifth.

Blake Bivens led the Blue Raiders with a three-round total of 226 to tie for 30th, while Josh Nelms and Nick Bailes tied for 66th with a score of 235.

Patrick McLennan, who was off to his best start in a tournament this year, struggled on the last day with an 89 to finish tied for 81st with a 241. Chris Webb completed the scoring a 242 to tie for 84th.

The Blue Raiders will have off until Nov. 1-2 for the USA Fall Beach Classic. The final fall event will take place in Gulf Shores, Ala.

TEAM SCORES
1 Memphis, U. of 293 290 290 873
2 Xavier University 297 288 295 880
3 UCF 287 292 308 887
4 Louisville, U. of 300 290 298 888
5 Mississippi, U. of 297 296 296 889
6 Mississippi St. U. 298 290 303 891
7 Tulane University 297 297 300 894
8 Arkansas-Little Rock 293 301 303 897
9 Southern Mississippi 296 300 306 902
10 Penn State U. 304 296 306 906
11 Iowa State Univ. 308 304 303 915
12 South Alabama, U. of 310 301 307 918
13 Iowa, U. of 304 304 311 919
14 Missouri, U. of 305 304 320 929
15 So. Florida, U. of 299 312 319 930
16 Middle Tennessee 309 301 323 933

MT SCORES
T 30 Blake Bivens 74 72 80 226
T 66 Josh Nelms 79 77 79 235
T 66 Nick Bailes 79 77 79 235
T 81 Patrick McLennan 77 75 89 241
T 84 Chris Webb 80 77 85 242

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