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Blue Raiders hanging tough at Rod Myers

Millard, Jennings lead team on day one

October 10, 2010 · Athletic Communications

DURHAM, N.C. - Middle Tennessee shot a three-over par 579 through 36 holes of the Rod Myers Invitational to stand in a tie for sixth place following play on Sunday. Held on the par 72 Duke Golf Course, the field has six teams ranked in the top 41 in the country.

No. 13 Iowa carded a 13-under par 563 to grab the two-round lead over No. 14 ranked North Carolina State who shot a 569. No. 41 Charlotte is third with a 572 followed by No. 31 Michigan with a 575. UNCG rounds out the top five with a 578 total.

Senior Jason Millard led the Blue Raiders on day one with a 142 total to stand in a tie for eighth. Millard registered a 3-under par 69 in round one, then fired a 73 over the second 18 for a 2-under par total score. Millard had 24 pars and seven birdies for the day.

Freshman Jordan Jennings enjoyed his best day as a collegian by putting together rounds of 71 and 72 for a 1-under par total 143. Jennings is tied for 14th overall.

Hunter Green, Brett Patterson, and Brad Simons are all tied for 41st after posting a 36-hole total of 149. Green opened with a 73 before turning in a 76 for the second round. His 27 pars ranks third most in the field.

Patterson, a freshman, had rounds of 75-74 while Simons had a 77 before rebounding with an even par 72 in the afternoon. Simons led the Blue Raiders and ranks third in the field with nine birdies.

The Blue Raiders play the final round beginning at 8:00 AM Eastern on Monday.

TEAM SCORES
1 Iowa -13 E 277 286 - 563
2 North Carolina State -7 283 286 - 569
3 Charlotte -4 285 287 - 572
4 Michigan -1 282 293 - 575
5 UNCG +2 298 280 - 578
T6 Middle Tennessee +3 288 291 - 579
T6 Tulsa +3 295 284 - 579
8 Duke +5 291 290 - 581
9 Minnesota +6 288 294 - 582
10 East Tennessee St. +11 296 291 - 587
11 Rice University +22 297 301 - 598
12 VCU +24 301 299 - 600

MT SCORES
T8 Jason Millard (1) 69 73-142 -2
T14 Jordan Jennings (5) 71 72-143 -1
T41 Hunter Green (2) 73 76-149 +5
T41 Brett Patterson (3) 75 74-149 +5
T41 Brad Simons (4) 77 72-149 +5

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