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Millard tied for 11th after first round

Raiders in ninth place

April 25, 2011 · Athletic Communications
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - Middle Tennessee is in ninth place at the Sun Belt Conference Championships following play on day one at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals Fighting Joe Course. The Blue Raiders had a 15-over par 303 total.

  • Photos: Round One Gallery

    Denver grabbed the first round lead with a 4-under par 284 followed by No. 38 North Texas with a 287. Louisiana-Monroe is third (291), Arkansas State is fourth (293), and South Alabama rounds out the top five with a 298.
  • "It was embarrassing today and completely my fault," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "I take full responsibility for the way my team played and I will get it corrected. There's still a lot of golf to be played."

    Senior Jason Millard carded a 1-over par 73 to tie for 11th and had four birdies on the day.

    Freshman Brett Patterson, playing in his first SBC Championship, had three birdies on his round of 74 to tie for 18th, while fellow freshman Paul Sansom turned in a 75 and is tied for 24th.

    Freshman Jordan Jennings, playing for the first time since the fall portion of the schedule, had an 81 and is in 49th place. Junior Hunter Green registered a 10-over par 82 and is in 50th.

    The second round will get underway Tuesday at 8:30 AM with groups going off on No. 1 and No. 10 due to a threat of inclement weather.

    TEAM SCORES
    1 Denver -4 F -4 284 284
    2 38 North Texas -1 F -1 287 287
    3 Louisiana-Monroe +3 F +3 291 291
    4 Arkansas State +5 F +5 293 293
    5 South Alabama +10 F +10 298 298
    6 Louisiana-Lafayette +11 F +11 299 299
    7 Troy +13 F +13 301 301
    8 Arkansas-Little Rock +14 F +14 302 302
    9 40 Middle Tennessee +15 F +15 303 303
    10 Florida Atlantic +27 F +27 315 315
    11 Western Kentucky U. +30 F +30 318 318


    MT SCORES
    T11 Jason Millard (1) 73
    T18 Brett Patterson (3) 74
    T24 Paul Sansom (4) 75
    49 Jordan Jennings (5) 81
    50 Hunter Green (2) 82

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