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Blue Raiders in 2nd after 36 holes

Bulle tied for 3rd

October 5, 2009 · Athletic Communications

RUSTON, La. - After 36 holes of the Squire Creek Classic, Middle Tennessee is tied for second place in the 16-team field. The Blue Raiders stand at 3-under par with a 573 total on the par 72 course.

New Orleans owns the 36-hole lead with at 9-under par 567 while Southeastern Louisiana is tied with the Blue Raiders at 573. Arkansas-Little Rock is in fourth with a 579 while Rice and host Louisiana Tech are tied for fifth (581).

"We played two solid rounds of golf today and put ourselves in position to win on Tuesday," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "If all five guys get going in the final round then we will be hard to beat. It should be a lot of fun."

The Blue Raiders paced the field by going 4-over on the par 4s while registering a 11-under total on the par 5s.

Senior Kent Bulle paced the Blue Raiders with a 140 aggregate to tie for third overall. Bulle shot an even-par 72 in round one then had the team's top round of the day with a 68 to stand at 4-under par.

Sophomore Hunter Green continued his strong play by opening with a 69 in round one before slipping back with a 74 in the second round. Green is tied for 11th overall with a 143 total.

Senior Craig Smith and junior Jason Millard are tied for 22nd with 146 totals. Smith opened with a 75 before coming back with a 1-under par 71 while Millard carded a pair of 73s.

Brad Simons completed the Blue Raider scoring on Monday with a 148 to tie for 36th. Simons had a 73 in the first round, then registered a 75 on his final 18.

Middle Tennessee will play the final round on Tuesday.

TEAM SCORES
1 New Orleans, U. of 287 280 567 -9
2 Middle Tennessee 287 286 573 -3
Southeastern La. U. 290 283 573 -3
4 UALR 290 289 579 +3
5 Rice University 296 285 581 +5
Louisiana Tech Blue 302 279 581 +5
7 South Alabama, U. of 299 286 585 +9
8 Louisiana Tech Univ. 287 299 586 +10
9 Stephen F. Austin St 294 295 589 +13
Jacksonville St. 301 288 589 +13
Sam Houston St. U. 300 289 589 +13
12 Southern Mississippi 297 293 590 +14
13 North Texas, U. of 300 298 598 +22
14 Arkansas State U. 307 294 601 +25
15 Troy University 310 300 610 +34
16 UNC Greensboro 306 306 612 +36

MT SCORES
T 3 Kent Bulle 72 68 140
T 11 Hunter Green 69 74 143
T 22 Craig Smith 75 71 146
T 22 Jason Millard 73 73 146
T 36 Brad Simons 73 75 148

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