Blue Raiders are sixth at Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate after day one
Karisa Akin is tied for 12th place after two roundsMarch 7, 2010 · Athletic Communications
"We started slow," said Coach Chris Adams. "The greens have played really tough for us, and I expect our putting to improve to help us move up the leaderboard tomorrow."
Karisa Akin is currently tied for 12th in the field of 74, having shot a 153 through two rounds. The sophomore from Elizabethtown, Ky. is playing in her first tournament of the spring.
Morgan Hale, who won Sun Belt Conference Golfer of the Month last week, experienced a challenging first round with an 83, but responded with the best Blue Raider round of the day with a 75 in the second. The junior from Tullahoma, is tied for 28th place with a 158.
Middle Tennessee isn't the only member of the Sun Belt playing in the Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate. Troy is also competing, and after finishing ahead of the Blue Raiders through the first round, the Trojans are 11 strokes back from MT and sit in 9th place.
"Troy is a good team, and playing them down here is important," said Adams. "This is a good test for the Sun Belt Championships in April."
The third and final round of the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate will tee off tomorrow. Live scoring for the tournament will be available www.golfstat.com.
1. Coastal Carolina, 600 (+24)
2. Augusta State, 607 (+31)
3. Western Carolina, 614 (+38)
4. North Carolina-Greensboro, 615 (+39)
5. North Carolina-Wilmington, 618 (+42)
6. Middle Tennessee, 622 (+46)
7. Southern Mississippi, 623 (+47)
8. Wofford College, 626 (+50)
9. Troy, 633 (+57)
10. William & Mary, 636 (+60)
11. Lamar, 639 (+63)
12. Charleston Southern, 640 (+64)
13. Mercer, 660 (+84)
14. UAB, 661 (+85)
*Haggard is playing in the event as an individual.
Follow the Blue Raiders on Twitter @MTAthletics for continued updates.
More Women's Golf NewsMar 5, 2014: Raiders take 10th among tough competition in Miami
Mar 4, 2014: George remains second after second round in Miami
Mar 3, 2014: George second after first round at Hurricane Invitational
Mar 2, 2014: Raiders open spring play at the Hurricane Invitational
Nov 21, 2013: MT women's golf inks Burris to NLI
Oct 22, 2013: MT weathers elements to take second at Blue Raider Invite