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Women's golf places 10th at Panther Intercollegiate

Love ties for 16th

March 22, 2011 · Athletic Communications
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Both Olivia Love and Karisa Akin carded a four-over 76, but the Middle Tennessee women's golf team ultimately concluded play at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate in 10th place (out of 15) after posting a round of 310 on Tuesday at Eagle's Landing Country Club (Par 72, 6047 yards) in Stockbridge, Ga.

"I think we struggled a bit on the greens," head coach Chris Adams said. "It's a quick turnaround for us, and we certainly have some work to do before next week. We have to get tougher on the course. We have a long way to go, but we're going to work to get out of it."

Love and Akin ended the event tied for 16th (out of 78) and 35th, respectively, at 10-over and 16-over.

"Olivia played well," Adams said. "She was pretty steady today and yesterday, but she'll tell you she left some strokes out there on the course. She made some shots and definitely had some good moments."

Morgan Hale entered the day with the best score among the Blue Raiders, but posted a nine-above-par round of 81 to end tied for 28th.

Steph Gough carded a five-over 77, ending in a tie for 53rd, and Ashley Haggard shot an 86 to finish 71st.

Stephanie Smith, competing as an individual had a strong showing on Monday with a pair of three-over rounds, but posted an 84 on Tuesday to tie for 40th at 18-above-par.

Middle Tennessee will look to rebound next week with their third event in as many weeks at the UALR Women's Golf Classic in Hot Springs, Ark.

TEAM SCORES (of 15)
1. Notre Dame - 298-293-297=888 (+24)
2. Maryland - 303-306-296=905 (+41)
3. East Tennessee State - 299-310-297=906 (+42)
4. Daytona State - 302-308-299=909 (+45)
5. James Madison - 306-297-310=913 (+49)
6. Michigan - 299-307-310=916 (+52)
7. Mississippi State - 305-307-305=917 (+53)
8. Western Carolina - 306-305-308=919 (+55)
9. UCF - 302-307-313=922 (+58)
10. Middle Tennessee - 310-304-310=924 (+60)
T11. Arkansas State - 301-314-310=925 (+61)
T11. Georgia State - 319-305-301=925 (+61)
13. Murray State - 315-312-313=940 (+76)
T14. Xavier - 313-318-319=950 (+86)
T14. Miami (Fla.) - 330-305-315=950 (+86)

MT SCORES (of 78)
T16. Olivia Love - 75-75-76=226 (+10)
T28. Morgan Hale - 73-76-81=230 (+14)
T35. Karisa Akin - 81-75-76=232 (+16)
T53. Steph Gough - 81-82-77=240 (+24)
71. Ashley Haggard - 84-78-86=248 (+32)

T40. Stephanie Smith - 75-75-84=234 (+18)

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