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Blue Raiders in fifth after 36 holes

Green tied for fifth, Bulle ninth

October 26, 2009 · Athletic Communications

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee played 36 holes on Monday at the Aldila Scenic City Invite and tallied a 573 total to stand in fifth place in the 17-team field. The tournament is being played at the par 72 Council Fire Golf Club.

Host Chattanooga and Wichita State are tied for the 36-hole lead with a 12-under par 564 total. Southern Miss is in third with a 566 followed by Charlotte in fourth with a 572. The Blue Raiders were 3-under par to grab fifth.

"Anytime you shoot under par you have to be happy," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "I have a couple of guys that are not very focused and that really cost us today. That will get corrected or we will find some replacements.

"Tomorrow will be a tough day because it is schedule to rain all day, but we are content on closing out the fall season on a strong note."

Sophomore Hunter Green led the Blue Raiders with a 5-under 139 to tie for fifth overall. Green opened with a 69 and followed with a 70 on the second 18.

Senior Kent Bulle is tied for ninth after opening with an even par 72 and storming back with a 4-under 68 in the afternoon. Bulle has a 140 total.

Brad Simons carded a 71-74 for a 145 score and is tied for 24th, while Craig Smith is tied for 48th with a 149.

Jason Millard completed the scoring with a 153 aggregate to tie for 69th.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 AM.

TEAM SCORES
1 Chattanooga 284-280=564
1 Wichita State 285-279=564
3 Southern Miss 283-283=566
4 Charlotte 287-285=572
5 Middle Tennessee 287-286=573
6 Missouri 290-285=575
6 Furman 289-286=575
8 Kennesaw State 295-282=577
9 Eastern Michigan 294-286=580
9 Iowa State 292-288=580
11 Maryland 300-289=589
12 Akron 293-297=590
13 Western Carolina 300-297=597
13 Charleston 294-303=597
15 Francis Marion 309-293=602
16 Mercer 308-299=607
17 South Florida 301-311=612

MT SCORES
T5 Hunter Green 69-70=139
T9 Kent Bulle 72-68=140
T24 Brad Simons 71-74=145
T48 Craig Smith 75-74=149
T69 Jason Millard 76-77=153

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