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Lady Raiders 8th; Munsch Tied for 14th

October 15, 2001 · MT Media Relations
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Middle Tennessee stands in eighth place at the UALR Lady Trojan Classic after firing its top two rounds of the season at the Stones Link Golf Course. The Lady Raiders registered rounds of 308-319=627 to find themselves only nine shots out of a top five showing.

"We came out very strong today," head coach Kim St. John said. "We played our best golf of the year in the first round, then still played pretty well in the second round, but left too many shots on the course. I think today was good for our confidence and it should help us going into the final round."

The Lady Raiders had a season best round of 308 after the first 18 holes to stand in fifth place. In the second round, only one player improved on their first round score, slipping the team back three more spots.

Leading the way as usual was Tamara Munsch, who had a two-round total of 152 to stand in a tie for 14th. Munsch had a career best round of 74 to open the tournament. Kandace Burnett is tied for 34th with a 158, including a season best round of 78.

Freshman Amanda Harter had her best day as a collegian with a two-round total of 159 to place in a tie for 36th. Harter opened with a career best round of 77 and followed that with an 82. Freshman Kristin Lynch is tied for 42nd after registering a 160 (81-79). Lynch was the only Lady Raider to improve her score from round one to round two. Kemmerlee Pennington, playing her first tournament since the season opener, is tied for 56th after collecting a 164 (79-85).

The final round will get underway at 8:30 AM on Tuesday.

TEAM RESULTS
1 Arkansas-Little Rock (303-305=608)
2 Arkansas State (296-317=613)
3 North Texas (301-313=614)
4 Sam Houston St. (310-307=617)
5 McLennan (304-314=618)
6 Southern Illinois (317-303=620)
7 New Orleans (314-311=625)
8 Middle Tennessee (308-319=627)
9 Lamar (316-312=628)
10 Southern Methodist (325-309=634)
11 Austin Peay State (317-321=638)
12 Troy State (317-322=639)
13 McNeese State (317-326=643)
14 Southwest Texas State (320-326=646)
South Alabama (321-325=646)
16 SW Missouri St. (329-340=669)
17 Rhodes College (340-335=675)

MT SCORES: Tamara Munsch (T14/74-78=152), Kandace Burnett (T34/78-80=158), Amanda Harter (T36/77-82=159), Kristin Lynch (T42/81-79=160), Kemmerlee Pennington (T56/79-85=164).

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