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Blue Raiders finish fifth at USA Lady Jaguar Invite

Hale finishes eighth; three linksters finish in Top 10 overall

March 3, 2009 · Athletic Communications
MOBILE, Ala. - Middle Tennessee finished fifth in the 16-team USAL Lady Jaguar Invitational after shooting a 21-over 309 in Tuesday's final round.

Sophomore Morgan Hale turned in a strong tournament, playing as an individual. Hale finished at 14-over 230 and was eighth overall.

Leigh Wilkins and Hannah Weathersby turned in stellar outings and finished tied for ninth at 15-over 231 continuing a strong start to the spring for both Blue Raider players. Clara Leathers tied for 19th with a 18-over 234 for the tournament. Wilkins, Weathersby and Leathers all shot 4-over 76 in the final round.

Karisa Akin tied for 31st with a 240, followed by Mallory Bishop at No. 35 with a 242.

USA Lady Jaguar Invitational
Azalea City GC, Par-72
Final Team Scores

1 FIU 299-300-296 895 +31
2 Samford 308-305-305 918 +54
3 South Alabama 310-312-303 925 +61
4 Lamar 310-317-308 935 +71
5 Middle Tennessee 309-318-309 936 +72
6 Jacksonville St. 324-308-315 947 +83
7 Sam Houston St. 326-319-313 958 +94
8 Arkansas St. 335-319-305 959 +95
9 ULM 332-323-311 966 +102
10 Southern Miss 323-326-321 970 +106
11 Belmont 334-327-319 980 +116
12 Troy 338-331-321 990 +126
13 Jackson St. 334-337-320 991 +127
14 Nicholls St. 33-337-328 998 +134
15 UAB 335-337-329 1001 +137
16 McNeese St. 334-335-335 1004 +140

5 MT Team Scores (936)
8 Morgan Hale 76-77-77 230 +14 *
T9 Leigh Wilkins 77-78-76 231 +15
T9 Hannah Weathersby 77-78-76 231 +15
T19 Clara Leathers 77-81-76 234 +18
T31 Karisa Akin 78-81-81 240 +24
T35 Mallory Bishop 79-81-82 242 +26

* - Played as individual

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