MT concludes first two rounds at David Toms

Raiders 10th after 36 holes

October 5, 2013 · @MTAthletics

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Middle Tennessee men's golf wrapped up the first day of play at the David Toms Intercollegiate Saturday, shooting 607 through 36 holes to claim 10th place after the first two rounds on the 7,700-yard par 72 course.

Southeastern Louisiana leads the 12-team pack after the opening two rounds, carding a 570 for six-under par, while Louisiana sits second with a 584. Houston is third with a score of 587, while tournament host LSU and Kennesaw State round out the top five with scores of 589 and 590, respectively.

MT shot 306 as a team through the first 18 holes, but managed to shave five strokes off in the second round for a 301. The Blue Raiders are third in the team standings, shooting 607 on the day, just one stroke away from ninth-place South Alabama.

The Blue Raiders were led on the day by Andrew Cho, who carded a 148 through 36 holes for four-over par. He is tied for 23rd in the field of 69 players, after posting a 75 in first round and a 73 in the second.

Brett Patterson and Lucas Armstrong were the second and third finishers on the day for MT, shooting 153 and 154, respectively. Patterson carded a 78 in the first 18, but turned around and recorded a 75 in the second round, while Armstrong posted a score of 75 in the opening round and 79 in the second.

Drake Duncan carded a 155 with scores of 81 and 74 in the first and second rounds for Middle Tennessee. His teammate Payne Denman shot a 157 through 36 holes, recording a 78 in the first round and a 79 in the second.

The Blue Raiders conclude play at the David Toms Intercollegiate Sunday with the final round of 18 holes.

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