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Lady Raiders end fall with a 5th place finish at John Kirk; Durham 3rd

October 26, 2004 · MT Media Relations
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Middle Tennessee's women's golf team carded the third-best round of the day with a 300 to finish fifth overall at the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate. The Lady Raiders registered a 600 in the 36-hole event that was played at the Eagles Landing Country Club.

True freshman Taryn Durham (Glasgow, Kent.) was the highlight for the Lady Raiders as she fired a 1-over par 73 on Tuesday to finish third overall. Durham, who tied for the third-best round of the day, ended the fall season by finishing in the top 10 in three of the four tournaments and in the top five twice.

As a team, the Lady Raiders were just one shot out of fourth place and four shots from third. Campbell won the event with a 598, while host Georgia State came in second with a 603. UAB was third with a 606 and Yale ended the event in fourth with a 609.

"I was very pleased with the way we played today," said Head Coach Rachael Short. "With such a young lineup, you could not ask for anything better. We had some opportunities out there today to maybe squeeze out a third place finish, but just did not convert. This should give us a lot of momentum heading into our spring season."

Finishing behind Durham was sophomore Jenny Kim. The Seoul, Korea, native played in her first tournament of the fall and tied for 15th overall with a 152. In the final round she posted an impressive 74.

Senior Kristin Lynch (Tullahoma, Tenn.) tied for 18th with a 153, while sophomore Maggie McGill tied for 29th with a 157. Freshman Jamey Dillard rounded out the scoring with a 160 to tie for 37th.

TEAM SCORES
1 Campbell University 301 297 598
2 Georgia State Univ. 294 309 603
3 UAB 302 304 606
4 Yale University 305 304 609
5 Middle Tennessee 310 300 610
6 Florida Atlantic U. 315 299 614
7 UCF 311 311 622
8 Elon University 312 312 624
9 Southern Mississippi 316 311 627
10 Daytona Beach CC 319 315 634
11 Jacksonville St. 324 316 640

MT SCORES
3 Taryn Durham 75 73 148
T 15 Jenny Kim 78 74 152
T 18 Kristin Lynch 77 76 153
T 29 Maggie McGill 80 77 157
T 37 Jamey Dillard 82 78 160

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