Men's Golf Finishes Fourth; Wade Ties for 7th

October 16, 2001 · MT Media Relations
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's golf team came away with a fourth place finish at the Chattanooga Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Blue Raiders carded rounds of 293-282-290=865 for their best finish of the season.

"We didn't play great in the final round, but considering the weather I thought we did okay," head coach Johnny Moore said. "J.R. (Wade) had one of the best tournaments of his career and it is good to see him swinging the club with confidence again. We had our best scores of the year this week and I think this team is really starting to head in the right direction."

Wade, a senior, tied for 7th overall with a 3-under score of 210. Wade sandwiched a 68 and 69 around a 73 to record his best finish of the year. Teammate Patrick Williams, who recorded a 67 in the second round, tied for 16th with a 2-over par 215 to match his top score of the year.

Charlie Gibson continued his solid play by placing in a tie for 20th. Gibson had a three round total of 217, including back-to-back 71s. Freshman Carter Henderson, playing in his first collegiate tournament, tied for 47th with a 224. Willie Daniel tied for 79th with a 236.

The Blue Raiders will play next week at the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate in Orlando, FL.

1. Jacksonville State (275-281-290=846)
2. Eastern Kentucky (279-284-289=852)
3. Elon (282-292-287=861)
4. Middle Tennessee (293-282-290=865)
5. Old Dominion (288-295-288=871)
6. UT-Chattanooga (287-288-299=874)
7. Appalachian State (300-281-293=874)
8. Davidson College (289-292-297=878)
9. Belmont (300-287-293=880)
10. Tennessee Tech (291-296-295=882)
11. Radford (299-292-294=885)
12. Morehead State (298-290-298=886)
13. Winthrop (301-290-297=888)
14. Wright State (299-297-293=889)
15. Western Carolina (302-294-295=891)
16. Lipscomb (305-298-309=912)
17. Birmingham Southern (304-305-307=916)
18. Samford (304-315-302=921)

MT Scores: J.R. Wade (T7/68-73-69=210), Patrick Williams (T16/76-67-72), Charlie Gibson (T20/75-71-71=217), Carter Henderson (T47/75-71-78=224), Willie Daniel (T79/75-80-81=236)

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