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Knight tied for 14th

September 19, 2011 · Athletic Communications
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. - Allie Knight kept up her strong play for the Middle Tennessee women's golf team on Monday as the freshman led all Blue Raiders with a four-over 76 to sit in a tie for 14th place (out of 81) at the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky. Middle Tennessee is tied for 10th in the 14-team event after posting a 25-over 313.

"Allie doesn't really do anything flashy," head coach Chris Adams said. "She's not going to give you too many birdies, just a lot of pars. She's really striking the ball well and doesn't make big mistakes. We just have to get her a little bit of help, and we'll be alright."

"The conditions were rough out there today," Adams added. "We had a late start, and it never really stopped raining. As a team, we gave away too many strokes on the final three holes. We have to work on finishing, and we'll have our work cut out for us tomorrow."

Ashley Haggard was second on the team with a six-over 78, and Karisa Akin was one stroke behind her with a 79. The duo is tied for 30th and 39th, respectively.

Olivia Love finished the day tied for 51st at eight-over, and Stephanie Smith carded an 85 to tie for 74th.

Monday's second round was called off due to inclement weather. The Blue Raiders will compete in the final round of play at the Cardinal Cup on Tuesday. Live scoring will be provided through Golfstat.com.

TEAM SCORES (out of 14)
1. NC State - 296 (+8)
2. East Carolina - 300 (+12)
T3. Missouri - 305 (+17)
T3. Penn State - 305 (+17)
T5. Maryland - 307 (+19)
T5. Louisville - 307 (+19)
7. Memphis - 308 (+20)
T8. Akron - 311 (+23)
T8. ETSU - 311 (+23)
T10. Middle Tennessee - 313 (+25)
T10. Furman - 313 (+25)
T12. Xavier - 320 (+32)
T12. Cincinnati - 320 (+32)
T12. Morehead State - 320 (+32)

MT SCORES (out of 81)
T14. Allie Knight - 76 (+4)
T30. Ashley Haggard - 78 (+6)
T39. Karisa Akin - 79 (+7)
T51. Olivia Love - 80 (+8)
T74. Stephanie Smith - 85 (+13)

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