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Millard shoots 67 to move to 4th place

Blue Raiders climb to 9th

September 20, 2010 · Athletic Communications

BURLINGTON, IA - Behind a strong effort from senior Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee shot a solid 291 in the second round of the Conference Golfweek Challenge to move to ninth place. The 54-hole event is being played at the par 72, Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

Host Iowa remained in first place with a 23-under, 553 score, while Campbell, NC State, New Mexico, and Baylor rounded out the top five. The Blue Raiders have a 585 total and are 9-over par through 36 holes.

"We played much better and the course was a lot harder," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "We still had too many big scores but overall I was pleased with our improvement from the first round.

"Jason (Millard) shot a huge round for us and keeps us in position to make a move up the leaderboard on Tuesday. Any spot we can get could make a difference down the road in making the NCAA Regionals."

Millard shot the second-best round of the day with a 5-under par 67 to move from 13th to fourth overall. Millard's round consisted of five birdies and an eagle as he stands just two shots back of tournament leader Vince India of Iowa.

Junior Hunter Green shot a 74 Monday to run his tournament total to 147, which puts him in a tie for 36th.

Freshman Brett Patterson carded a 76 Monday to drop into a tie for 43rd, while fellow first-year player Paul Sansom responded with a 74 to tie for 61st.

Freshman Jordan Jennings turned in an 80 and is currently tied for 66th.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round on Tuesday.

TEAM SCORES
1 Iowa -23 F -3 268 285 553
T2 Campbell University -4 F -5 289 283 572
T2 North Carolina State -4 F +1 283 289 572
T4 New Mexico -3 F -3 288 285 573
T4 Baylor -3 F E 285 288 573
6 Southeastern La. U. +6 F +9 285 297 582
7 San Francisco, U. of +7 F +3 292 291 583
8 Liberty University +8 F +7 289 295 584
9 Middle Tennessee +9 F +3 294 291 585
10 Eastern Michigan U. +10 F E 298 288 586
11 Nevada, Univ. of +13 F +2 299 290 589
12 UC-Irvine +19 F +10 297 298 595
13 East Carolina Univ. +21 F +19 290 307 597
14 Furman University +27 F +15 300 303 603
15 VCU +31 F +13 306 301 607

MT SCORES
4 Jason Millard (1) 71 67 138
T36 Hunter Green (2) 73 74 147
T43 Brett Patterson (4) 73 76 149
T61 Paul Sansom (3) 80 74 154
T66 Jordan Jennings (5) 77 80 157

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