Blue Raiders finish 10th at Pinehurst
Will play in UALR Golf Classic next weekMarch 20, 2012 · Athletic Communications
"Overall, we just left too many shots out there," head coach Chris Adams said. "Haggard played pretty well for us, but as a team we just let one or two holes keep us from having a good day. We need to avoid the big mistakes."
The Blue Raiders ended the event with a 41-over 905.
Karisa Akin entered the day in a tie for 13th, but shot a seven-over 79 to drop into a tie for 28th at 10-over in the 88-player field.
Ashley Haggard made a move in the opposite direction by recording the only Blue Raider round under par in the tournament, shooting a one-under 71 to tie for 39th at 12-over. Allie Knight also tied for 39th after posting a five-over 77.
Olivia Love had the second-best MT round on the day with a two-over 74, moving up the board into a tie for 48 at 14-over, and Natalie Chrisopulos carded a six-over 78 to finish in a tie for 56th at 17-over.
The Blue Raiders will look to get back on track next week when they hit the road for the annual UALR Women's Golf Classic, a tournament that's treated MT pretty well over the years.
"We'll certainly have our hands full next week, but I'm looking forward to it," Adams said. "There will be a lot of conference schools there, and we'll need to have everyone firing on all cylinders. We're a lot better than what we showed this week."
TEAM SCORES (of 16) 1. NC State - 286-285-294=865 (+1) 2. Maryland - 296-290-296=882 (+18) 3. Old Dominion - 296-293-294=883 (+19) 4. East Carolina - 289-297-301=887 (+23) 5. UNCW - 295-298-299=892 (+28) 5. Penn State - 305-288-299=892 (+28) 7. UNCG - 299-297-300=896 (+32) 8. James Madison - 311-295-297=903 (+39) 9. Samford - 299-298-307=904 (+40) 10. Middle Tennessee - 305-300-300=905 (+41)
MT SCORES (of 88) T28. Karisa Akin - 75-72-79=226 (+10) T39. Ashley Haggard - 80-77-71=228 (+12) T39. Allie Knight - 75-76-77=228 (+12) T48. Olivia Love - 81-75-74=230 (+14) T56. Natalie Chrisopulos - 75-80-78=233 (+17)
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