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Lady Raiders tied for 5th

October 8, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MIAMI, Fla. - The Blue Monster at Doral played tough on Friday with windy conditions, but the Middle Tennessee women's golf team hung in there with a round of 318 to stand in a tie for fifth. The Lady Raiders are only five shots out of second and 11 from first.

Princeton owns the first round lead with a 307, while Miami, Fla., is second with a 313. UCF is third at 314 and Memphis is fourth with a 315.

"It was very difficult out there today because of the conditions plus it's a challenging course," head coach Rachael Short said. "We need to play a little smarter and make better decisions on Saturday, but I like where we stand."

Freshman Taryn Durham (Glasgow, Kent.) and senior Kristin Lynch (Tullahoma, Tenn.) led the Lady Raiders with rounds of 76.

Maggie McGill (Bowling Green, Kent.) carded an 82, while Taylor Cooper (Clarksville, Tenn.) shot an 84. It is Cooper's first tournament as a collegian.

Freshman Jamey Dillard (Madison, Tenn.) shot an 87 on Friday to complete the scoring for the Lady Raiders.

The Lady Raiders will play round two of the 54-hole event on Saturday morning.

TEAM SCORES
1 Princeton 307
2 Miami, Fla. 313
3 UCF 314
4 Memphis 315
5 Middle Tennessee 318
St. John's 318
7 Florida International 322
8 Bethune Cookman 323
9 Lynn 328
10 Georgetown 329
11 Eastern Michigan 331
12 Eastern Kentucky 333
Ball State 333
14 Stetson 335
15 FAU 338
16 Daytona Beach 340

MT SCORES
Taryn Durham 76
Kristin Lynch 76
Maggie McGill 82
Taylor Cooper 84
Jamey Dillard 87

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