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Blue Raiders in fourth at Mason Rudolph

October 1, 2005 · MT Media Relations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee shot three strokes better in the second round but dropped two spots to fourth at the Mason Rudolph Championship. The Blue Raiders carded a 289 on the par 72 Legends Club Course to stand at 581 for the first 36 holes.

SMU shot a 281 on Saturday to move into first place while Virginia is in second with a 577. Baylor is in third just one shot ahead of the Blue Raiders.

Former Oakland High School standout Spencer Provow shot a 73 on Saturday and is in 13th overall with a 144.

Senior Josh Nelms came back strong in round two with a 3-under par 69 to move into a tie for 17th. Nelms has a 36-hole total of 145.

Sophomore Nick Bailes is tied for 21st with a 146 after firing a 75 while Bart Barnes is tied for 31st with a 149. Barnes registered his best round as a Blue Raider with a 72 on Saturday.

Freshman Rick Cochran struggled with an 80 to round out the scoring on day two. Cochran is tied for 51st with a 154 total.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round on Sunday.

TEAM SCORES
1 SMU 294 281 575 -1
2 Virginia, U. of 292 285 577 +1
3 Baylor University 290 290 580 +4
4 Middle Tennessee 292 289 581 +5
5 Belmont University 292 290 582 +6
Mississippi, U. of 297 285 582 +6
Vanderbilt Univ. 297 285 582 +6
8 Kansas, U. of 292 296 588 +12
9 Miami (Ohio) 297 295 592 +16
10 Charleston, Coll. of 303 297 600 +24
11 Rice University 298 303 601 +25
12 Furman University 303 303 606 +30

MT SCORES
13 Spencer Provow M. Tenn 71 73 144 E T17 Josh Nelms M. Tenn 76 69 145 +1 T21 Nick Bailes M. Tenn 71 75 146 +2 T31 Bart Barnes M. Tenn 77 72 149 +5 T51 51 Rick Cochran M. Tenn 74 80 154 +10

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