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Blue Raiders open strong at David Toms

Team in third after 36 holes

October 18, 2010 · Athletic Communications

BATON ROUGE, LA - Middle Tennessee had an impressive opening day at the 2010 David Toms Intercollegiate by posting a 36-hole score of 7-under par. The Blue Raiders are in third place at the 14-team field.

Middle Tennessee opened with a 287 in round one then carded its best round of the fall with a 282 in the second round. The Blue Raiders have a 569 total.

"I am really proud of the way we responded after our finish at Duke," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "To be in the final pairing at this event will be a great test for our three freshmen Tuesday, but I am confident they can handle it. All six guys were in the game all day and that's what it takes to be competitive."

Host LSU leads the event with a 17-under par 559 followed by Arkansas with a 566. The Blue Raiders are in third with South Alabama one shot back in fourth. North Florida rounds out the top five.

Freshman Brett Patterson led the way for the Blue Raiders with a 36-hole score of 139 to tie for fifth. Patterson opened with an even par 72 then fired his best round as a collegian with a 67.

Senior Jason Millard continued his strong play with a 141 total to tie for 13th. Millard also opened with a 72, then came back with his fifth round of the fall in the 60s with a 69.

Junior Hunter Green was steady all day with a 143 and is in a tie for 23rd. Green registered rounds of 72 and 71. Freshman Jordan Jennings is tied for 41st after recording a 147. Jennings opened with an impressive 71 then settled for a 76 in the second round.

Freshman Paul Sansom had rounds of 79 and 75 to tie for 45th, while Brad Simons played as an individual and is in 69th position.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round on Tuesday to conclude the fall season.

TEAM SCORES
1 LSU 283 276 559 -17
2 Arkansas 283 283 566 -10
3 Middle Tennessee 287 282 569 -7
4 South Alabama, U. of 284 286 570 -6
5 North Florida, U. of 288 285 573 -3
6 Mississippi St. U. 293 285 578 +2
7 Southeastern La. U. 300 279 579 +3
8 Louisiana-LaFayette 293 289 582 +6
9 Mississippi, U. of 288 295 583 +7
10 Louisiana Tech Univ. 294 291 585 +9
11 UAB 297 291 588 +12
12 Kansas State 301 288 589 +13
13 Rice University 287 304 591 +15
14 Georgia Southern 304 289 593 +17

MT SCORES
T5 Brett Patterson -5 72 67 139
T13 Jason Millard -3 72 69 141
T23 Hunter Green -1 72 71 143
T41 Jordan Jennings +3 71 76 147
T45 Paul Sansom +10 79 75 148
68 Brad Simons +5 73 76 155

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