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Men's golf moves up three spots with strong finish

Patterson, Denman both tie for 11th at Rees Jones Invitational

September 24, 2013 · @MTAthletics

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC - Middle Tennessee jumped three spots with a strong final round on Tuesday to finish sixth at the Rees Jones Invitational. The Blue Raiders battled windy conditions on the par 72, Jones Signature Course at Haig Point to finish with a 900 total and just one stroke back of fifth.

Kennesaw State slipped past South Florida and South Carolina for the win, while UNC Wilmington placed fourth and East Carolina came in fifth.

"I am really proud of the effort today," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "That was an incredibly difficult golf course and we hung in there all day long and beat some good teams. The plane ride home will be much more enjoyable after a strong finish."

Brett Patterson and Payne Denman both shot 74 in the final round to tie for 11th overall with a 221 total. Patterson had four birdies on his round, including three straight on holes 16, 17, and 18. Denman managed three birdies on the day.

Lucas Armstrong carded a 76 to move into a tie for 37th, while Andrew Cho and Jordan Jennings both tied for 57th.

The Blue Raiders will compete next at the David Toms Intercollegiate on Oct. 5-6 in Baton Rouge, LA.

TEAM SCORES
1 Kennesaw State +21 F +10 290 297 298 885
T2 South Florida +23 F +16 286 297 304 887
T2 South Carolina +23 F +11 298 290 299 887
4 UNCW +30 F +17 296 293 305 894
5 East Carolina +35 F +21 298 292 309 899
6 Middle Tennessee +36 F +13 299 300 301 900
7 Liberty +37 F +17 291 305 305 901
8 Charlotte +39 F +18 291 306 306 903
T9 Winthrop +45 F +13 307 301 301 909
T9 Troy +45 F +28 299 294 316 909
11 Georgia State +59 F +32 304 299 320 923
12 Charleston Southern +86 F +43 311 308 331 950

MT SCORES
T11 Brett Patterson (1) 73 74 74 221
T11 Payne Denman (2) 74 73 74 221
T37 Lucas Armstrong (5) 74 81 76 231
T57 Andrew Cho (3) 84 77 77 238
T57 Jordan Jennings (4) 78 76 84 238

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