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Lady Raiders finish 10th at Alabama; Durham 12th

September 20, 2005 · MT Media Relations
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -The Middle Tennessee women's golf team fell to 10th place following the final round of the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Lady Raiders registered a 321 in the final round to finish with a disappointing 944 total.

Host Alabama overcame Augusta State in the final round to win the event with a 900 total while Augusta State and Birmingham Southern tied for second with a 906. Mississippi State and East Carolina tied for fourth with a 918.

"We had some girls just not feeling comfortable over the ball the final two rounds," said Head Coach Rachael Short. "But we will bounce back and turn in a better effort this weekend."

Sophomore Taryn Durham led the Lady Raiders with a 12th place finish after tallying a 228 total. Durham started out hot with a 69 in the opening round then struggled the rest of the way posting a 78 and 81.

Junior Maggie McGill also shot an 81 on the final day to tie for 42nd with a 237 while Jamey Dillard tied for 44th with a 238. Dillard owned the teams top round on Tuesday with a 78.

Freshman Leigh Wilkins, a local product from Oakland High School, shot an 81 each round to tie for 56th. Senior Grace Holmes rounded out the scoring with a 245 to tie for 61st.

The Lady Raiders will be back in action this weekend at the Unlimited Potential/Baytree Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. beginning Friday.

TEAM SCORES
1 Alabama, U. of 298 304 298 900 +36
2 Augusta State U. 297 293 316 906 +42
Birmingham Southern 306 299 301 906 +42
4 Mississippi St. U. 313 295 310 918 +54
East Carolina Univ. 317 299 302 918 +54
6 N. Car. Wilmington 308 307 308 923 +59
7 Miami, U. of 316 307 307 930 +66
8 Mississippi, U. of 311 305 316 932 +68
9 Memphis, Univ. of 313 317 308 938 +74
10 Middle Tennessee 304 319 321 944 +80
11 Jacksonville St. 313 313 323 949 +85
12 UAB 328 316 325 969 +105
13 Murray State Univ. 326 329 327 982 +118
14 Belmont University 329 334 325 988 +124
15 Samford University 323 330 338 991 +127
16 Troy University 330 333 338 1001 +137

MT SCORES 12 Taryn Durham 69 78 81 228
T 42 Maggie McGill 80 76 81 237
T 44 Jamey Dillard 76 84 78 238
T 56 Leigh Wilkins 81 81 81 243
T 61 Grace Holmes 79 84 82 245

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