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Middle Tennessee Women's Golf Wins Tournament

September 25, 2005 · MT Media Relations
North Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Middle Tennessee women's golf fired a 299 in the third round to total 901 and win the Unlimited Potential/Bay Tree Women's Golf Classic today at Bay Tree Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Blue Raiders began the shotgun start by teeing off at the second hole. It was an auspicious start for the team, as senior Grace Holmes opened the hole with a bogey. It was contagious, as Jamey Dillard followed with a double bogey and Taryn Durham added a bogey of her own.

"I saw this and had a really bad feeling," said Head Coach Rachael Short. "I went up and told them it was okay, that they should just forget about the opening hole, and just play one ball at a time."

Short's strategy paid off and the team climbed out of the early hole to put together solid numbers to close out the tournament. Holmes had a record-setting day three as she shot a career-low 73 to finish tied for sixth in the thournament.

"I was so excited for Grace," Short said. "She played her last ball and hit it right on the green about six feet away from the pin."

Durham also tied with Holmes for sixth place. Dillard's three-round total of 228 was good for a tie for 16th place while Maggie McGill and Leigh Wilkens tied for 25th and 29th respectively.

Middle Tennessee returns to action on October 3-4 when the team will compete in the GSU/Pelican Preserve Invitational in Fort Myers, Florida.

Team Results

1 Middle Tennessee St. 298 304 299 901 +37

2 Coastal Carolina U. 312 298 298 908 +44

Cincinnati, U. of 305 302 301 908 +44

4 Charleston, Coll. of 304 307 301 912 +48

5 Ball State 309 316 297 922 +58

6 Western Michigan U. 308 318 299 925 +61

7 Texas-Pan American 310 312 305 927 +63

8 Methodist College 318 305 308 931 +67

9 Fla. International 309 310 313 932 +68

10 Southern Illinois U. 319 315 311 945 +81

11 Wm. & Mary, Coll. of 327 313 314 954 +90

12 Tennessee Tech U. 316 320 321 957 +93

13 Newberry College 334 313 328 975 +111

14 Charleston Southern 337 329 325 991 +127

15 Old Dominion Univ. 334 337 333 1004 +140

16 Tusculum College 337 351 338 1026 +162

Individual Results

T 6 Taryn Durham 74 75 75 224

T 6 Grace Holmes 74 77 73 224

T 16 Jamey Dillard 73 76 79 228

T 25 Maggie McGill 79 76 76 231

T 29 Leigh Wilkins 77 80 75 232

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