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Blue Raiders tie for 4th at David Toms Intercollegiate; conclude fall season

Millard, Green, Patterson finish strong

October 19, 2010 · Athletic Communications

BATON ROUGE, LA - Middle Tennessee grabbed a top five finish against a tough field at the 2010 David Toms Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Blue Raiders shot an 866 for the 54-hole event to conclude their fall season.

Host No. 9 LSU finished 16-under par with an 848 to win the event, just two strokes in front of No. 8 Arkansas. South Alabama came in third, while Middle Tennessee and North Florida tied for fourth.

"This was a good finish for us in a great field," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "It was an eye-opener for some guys playing with two teams ranked in the Top 10 today. Overall, I was pleased with our fall season and without question it was the toughest fall schedule we have ever played. We went hard with five tournaments in six weeks."

Senior Jason Millard led the way by turning in a 213 to tie for 12th. Millard shot an even par 72 in the final round. Junior Hunter Green enjoyed a solid tournament with a 214 total to tie for 16th. Green, who lead the field in par 5 scoring at 7-under, shot a 1-under par 71 for his second straight round under par.

Brett Patterson, who sat at 5-under par entering the final round, shot a 77 on Tuesday to tie for 23rd with a 216 total. Patterson led the Blue Raiders with 13 birdies and was 5-under par for the tournament on par 5s.

The bottom of the lineup hurt the Blue Raiders once again as Jordan Jennings and Paul Sansom tied for 48th and 64th, respectively. Jennings shot a 225 with a 78 on Tuesday, while Sansom had a 231 total after carding a 77 in the final round.

Brad Simons played as an individual and tied for 62nd with a 230.

"We are as good as anybody in the country through the No. 3 spot but we have to find some answers beyond that," said Turnbow. Jennings, Sansom and Simons were a combined 38 over and that just will not get it done."

TEAM SCORES
1 LSU -16 F +1 283 276 289 848
2 Arkansas -14 F -4 283 283 284 850
3 South Alabama, U. of -9 F -3 284 286 285 855
T4 Middle Tennessee +2 F +9 287 282 297 866
T4 North Florida, U. of +2 F +5 288 285 293 866
6 Southeastern La. U. +9 F +6 300 279 294 873
7 Mississippi, U. of +10 F +3 288 295 291 874
8 Louisiana-LaFayette +11 F +5 293 289 293 875
9 Kansas State +12 F -1 301 288 287 876
10 Mississippi St. U. +15 F +13 293 285 301 879
11 UAB +19 F +7 297 291 295 883
12 Louisiana Tech Univ. +24 F +15 294 291 303 888
13 Georgia Southern +28 F +11 304 289 299 892
14 Rice University +29 F +14 287 304 302 893

MT SCORES
T12 Jason Millard (1) 72 69 72 213
T16 Hunter Green (2) 72 71 71 214
T23 Brett Patterson (3) 72 67 77 216
T48 Jordan Jennings (4) 71 76 78 225
T64 Paul Sansom (5) 79 75 77 231
T62 Brad Simons * 73 76 81 230

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