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Blue Raiders finish 5th at Mason Rudolph; Nelms ties for 7th

October 2, 2005 · MT Media Relations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee finished fifth at the Mason Rudolph Championship that concluded on Sunday. The Blue Raiders registered a final round 291 to run their 54-hole total to 872, just one shot back of host Vanderbilt for fourth.

  • Video: First round highlights (WMV)

    Virginia won the event with an 858 while Baylor came in second and SMU third.

    "I thought we played some solid golf this weekend," said Head Coach Johnny Moore. "We were consistent and made good decisions but we have to continue to get better and learn from this weeks tournament. I was particularly impressed with the way Josh Nelms came back and performed."

    Speaking of Nelms, the senior carded his second straight 69 to tie for seventh overall with a 214 which was just five shots back of medalist Luke List.

    Junior Spencer Provow continued his solid play by placing 20th with a 219 and Nick Bailes came home 26th with a 221.

    Bart Barnes, playing in his first tournament as a Blue Raider, tied for 32nd wtih a 223. After opening with a 77, Barnes came back with a 72 in round two and a 74 on Sunday.

    Freshman Rick Cochran came back with a 73 in the final round to tie for 43rd with a 227.

    TEAM SCORES
    1 Virginia, U. of 292 285 281 858 -6
    2 Baylor University 290 290 285 865 +1
    3 SMU 294 281 294 869 +5
    4 Vanderbilt Univ. 297 285 289 871 +7
    5 Middle Tennessee 292 289 291 872 +8
    6 Mississippi, U. of 297 285 297 879 +15
    Kansas, U. of 292 296 291 879 +15
    8 Belmont University 292 290 302 884 +20
    9 Miami (Ohio) 297 295 295 887 +23
    10 Charleston, Coll. of 303 297 291 891 +27
    11 Rice University 298 303 294 895 +31
    12 Furman University 303 303 303 909 +45

    MT SCORES
    T7 Josh Nelms M. Tenn 76 69 69 214 -2
    20 Spencer Provow M. Tenn 71 73 75 219 +3
    26 Nick Bailes M. Tenn 71 75 75 221 +5
    T32 Bart Barnes M. Tenn 77 72 74 223 +7
    T43 Rick Cochran M. Tenn 74 80 73 227 +11

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