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Women's golf ties for fifth at Great Smokies Women's Intercollegiate

Ashley Haggard shoots a second round 67 to finish tied for 12th

September 19, 2010 · Athletic Communications
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team shot a second round 289, their third-best single round score in team history, to finish tied for fifth at the Great Smokies Women's Intercollegiate at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort in Waynesville, N.C.

"I was very proud of our play today after we put ourselves in a hole on Saturday," said head coach Chris Adams. "Haggard and Love both had great rounds today. I think we may have had some first tournament jitters on Saturday, and I'd love to have another shot at the first round."

Ashley Haggard rebounded from a first round 78 with a five-under 67 on Sunday. The score is tied for the second best individual round in team history. The sophomore from Savannah, Tenn., finished tied for 12th overall in the tournament.

Olivia Love also had a similar story for the weekend, improving from a first round 77 to card a one-under 71 on Sunday to finish tied for 25th. Stephanie Smith fired a 73 and a 75 to tie for 25th as well.

Karisa Akin shot a 75 and 76 for the tournament, and Steph Gough carded a 77 on both days. The duo finished tied for 44th and 66th, respectively.

Natalie Chrisopulos made her Blue Raider debut, but competed as an individual in the event. She had a standout first day with a 73, but shot a 79 on the second to tie for 54th.

Middle Tennessee will now prepare for the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic next weekend. The three-round event will be hosted by the University of Oklahoma at the Jimmie Austin Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

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