Blue Raiders in second at Samford Intercollegiate
Three among the top 15April 9, 2012 · Athletic Communications
Florida Southern currently leads the nine-team event at 25-over.
Individually, two Blue Raiders are in the top 10, led by Ashley Haggard, who ended the first day of play at five-over after carding an even-par 72 and a 77 to sit in a tie for fifth in the 58-player field.
Karisa Akin isn't too far behind, shooting a 76 and a 74 to finish at six-over and tied for ninth.
"Karisa and Ashley were both hitting it pretty well today," head coach Chris Adams said. "Karisa came back from a stretch of bogeys with three straight birdies at one point. Ashley started the second round with back-to-back birdies and ended it with one as well. The whole team is really battling and hanging tough. I'm looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow."
Olivia Love shot a four-over 76 in the morning round, and shaved a stroke off the total in the afternoon to move into a tie for 12th at seven-over.
Allie Knight recorded one of two Blue Raider eagles on the day in the opening round, and finished in a tie for 18th at nine-over.
Haley Cothran, who is making her collegiate debut in the line-up, is tied for 46th at 18-over.
The final round of play at the Samford Intercollegiate will begin Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will not be available.
TEAM SCORES (of nine) 1. Florida Southern - 298-303=601 (+25) 2. Middle Tennessee - 298-305=603 (+27) 3. Samford - 305-305=610 (+34) 3. ULM - 303-307=610 (+34) 5. Troy - 307-306=613 (+37) 6. Newberry - 315-300=615 (+39) 7. Jacksonville State - 313-304=617 (+41) 8. South Alabama - 304-319=623 (+47) 9. UAB - 328-324=652 (+76)
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