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Wade, Blue Raiders Finish Seventh

November 6, 2001 · MT Media Relations
GULF SHORES, Ala. - J.R. Wade shot a two-under par 70 on the final day of the Fall Beach Classic to finish tied for seventh overall. Wade, who is one of the hottest golfers in the Sun Belt Conference, had a three-round total of 211 (-5).

As a team, the Blue Raiders finished in seventh place in the 12-team tournament with a score of 293-287-290=870. SBC foe Arkansas State won the event with an 844.

"I thought we would have played better as a team in the final round," head coach Johnny Moore said. "We made some real mental mistakes on the course today, which came back to hurt us. I was extremely proud of the way J.R. (Wade) played. I also saw some good things out of freshman Carter Henderson."

Wade wasn't the only Blue Raider impressing in the final round. Senior John Beddies came back after two disappointing rounds to fire a season best 69 to finish tied for 33rd. Freshman Carter Henderson also tied for 33rd with a 221.

Charlie Gibson had a 222 total to place in a tie for 40th, while Patrick Williams tied for 44th with a 223.

The Fall Beach Classic concludes the fall portion of the schedule for Middle Tennessee. The team will begin the spring season on Feb. 11 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

TEAM STANDINGS
1 Arkansas State (290-274-280=844)
2 So. Florida (284-280-285=849)
3 Western Kentucky (290-285-275=850)
4 Southern Mississippi (288-285-285=858)
5 South Alabama (278-292-294=864)
6 Memphis (286-293-286=865)
7 Middle Tennessee (293-287-290=870)
8 Tulane (298-283-291=872)
9 Columbus State (288-289-298=875)
10 Troy State (302-297-294=893)
11 New Orleans (308-297-296=901)
12 Centenary College (307-298-297=902)

MT SCORES
T7 J.R. Wade MT (71-70-70=211)
T33 John Beddies MT (77-75-69=221)
T33 Carter Henderson MT (72-74-75=221)
T40 Charlie Gibson MT (77-69-76=222)
T44 Patrick Williams MT (73-74-76=223)

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