Millard enjoys solid second round

Moves up 39 spots

June 1, 2011 · Athletic Communications

STILLWATER, Okla. - Middle Tennessee's Jason Millard moved from 75th to 36th following a 1-under par 71 second round at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday. Millard, playing in his second National Championship, has a 36-hole total of 147 at Karsten Creek.

Millard is eight strokes back of overall leader John Peterson from LSU who stands at 5-under par (139). The Blue Raider senior is just three shots back of the top 15 which would guarantee him All-American status.

"Jason played a real solid round today and bounced back like I thought he would," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "He is so close to shooting a low score but I am very proud of the way he is fighting. It should be a fun day Thursday."

Millard, who turned in four birdies on the day, took advantage of the par 3s and the par 5s to come in under par for the first time in the tournament. The Murfreesboro native was 2-under par on the par 3s and also 2-under on the par 5s. Three of his seven birdies this week have come on the par 3s.

Millard will tee off for his final round Thursday at 2:10 PM.

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