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Haggard ties for 19th at Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

Team will host Blue Raider Invitational next week

October 18, 2011 · Athletic Communications
NORMAN, Okla. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team tallied 12 birdies as a team on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Raiders carded a 29-over 317 to end 16th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

"This is probably the best field we will play all year," head coach Chris Adams said. "But it was still kind of a disappointing end to the tournament. We left a lot of shots out there and could've finished a lot stronger. We have some work to do before next week."

Ashley Haggard, who came into the day on the strength of back-to-back even-par rounds, was off to a solid start, but a late triple bogey caused her to finish the day at eight-over, tying for 19th in the 90-player field.

Karisa Akin shaved two strokes off her second round score with a six-over 78 to tie for 51st at 16-over.

Olivia Love shot her best round of the tournament with a five-over 77, and Allie Knight carded a 10-over 82. The duo ended the event tied for 76th and 55th, respectively, at 21-over and 17-over.

Natalie Chrisopulos, who began the tournament on Sunday with a three-over 75, recorded a round of 84, tying for 79th at 24-over.

Middle Tennessee will look to rebound next week as the Blue Raiders are set to close out the fall season by hosting their first-ever home tournament with a three-round affair next week at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro.

TEAM SCORES (out of 17)
1. Oklahoma - 293-285-300=878 (+14)
2. Texas Tech - 289-293-297=879 (+15)
T3. Florida State - 284-294-305=883 (+19)
T3. Texas A&M - 288-283-312=883 (+19)
5. New Mexico - 289-298-300=887 (+23)
6. Kennesaw State - 298-294-310=902 (+38)
7. Wisconsin - 297-301-311=909 (+45)
8. Kansas - 302-301-308=911 (+47)
T9. Kansas State - 304-301-308=913 (+49)
T9. Texas State - 298-298-317=913 (+49)
11. FIU - 305-306-304=915 (+51)
12. Coastal Carolina - 309-298-311=918 (+54)
T13. Michigan - 305-309-305=919 (+55)
T13. Redlands Community College - 304-304-311=919 (+55)
15. UTSA - 314-301-305=920 (+56)
16. Middle Tennessee - 299-305-317=921 (+57)
17. Oral Roberts - 316-305-320=941 (+32)

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