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Youth movement for women's golf at McHaney/Morehead Invitational

Gough leads Blue Raiders

October 7, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
LUBBOCK, Texas - Middle Tennessee's youth led the way at the McHaney/Morehead Invitational at the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas this week.

Freshman Steph Gough shot 16-over 235 to lead Middle Tennessee. She shot 6-over 79 in the final round and tied for 23rd overall with a three-round 235. The Blue Raiders had two top 30 finishers in the 75-player field but they finished eighth overall with a three-round total 945.

Sophomore Morgan Hale tied for 28th overall with an 18-over 237, followed by freshman Karisa Akin who tied for 32nd with a 238 as the top three finishers for Middle Tennessee were a pair of freshmen and a sophomore.

Akins had Middle Tennessee's best round with a 3-over 76 in Tuesday's final round. It also proved to be her best round of the two-day, 54-hole event.

Senior Mallory Bishop tied for 41st overall followed by Leigh Wilkins at 59th.

McHaney/Morehead Invitational
Rawls Course, Par-73
Final Team Scores

1 UALR 303-308-297 908 +32
2 Baylor 302-305-306 913 +37
T3 Texas Tech 303-307-310 920 +44
T3 Colorado 313-301-306 920 +44
5 Nebraska 312-303-307 922 +46
6 Missouri 315-310-303 928 +52
7 Kansas 313-316-314 943 +67
8 Middle Tennessee 317-308-320 945 +69
9 Redlands CC 322-310-326 958 +82
10 North Texas 315-326-318 959 +83
11 Kansas State 337-312-314-963 +87
12 Texas-San Antonio 325-313-328 966 +90
13 Sam Houston St. 334-315-319 968 +92

8 MT Scores 945
T23 Steph Gough 73-83-79 235 +16
T28 Morgan Hale 81-74-82 237 +18
T32 Karisa Akin 83-79-76 238 +19
T41 Mallory Bishop 80-76-83 239 +20
T59 Leigh Wilkins 83-79-84 246 +27

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