MT finishes second, George earns Medalist Honors
MT leaps East Carolina with day two 303October 8, 2013 · @MTAthletics
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team finished play at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Tuesday, shooting a team score of 901, finishing second on the 6,004-yard, par-72 course at the Greenville Country Club. Avery George earned medalist honors after shooting a 73 on day two, totaling 215, good enough for -1 through 54-holes.
MT jumped host East Carolina on day two after shooting a team score of 303, compared to ECU's 307 good enough for an event total of 901. ECU finished the tournament three strokes behind Middle Tennessee with a 904.
ETSU won the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate with a team score of 897, only four strokes less than MT.
"The more times we're in situations like that the better we'll get," said head coach Chris Adams. "I'm proud of how they played, we just need to finish. We finished on some tough holes, but we finished with some bogeys instead of par so that hurt us a little. To be in contention and to be right there is exactly what you want. We just needed a few putts to fall and some of theirs not to fall, so we just came up a little short."
George blasted a 67 on her second round of day one to help put her and MT in contention to have a first place finish. George continued her efforts on day two, shooting a one over, becoming the only golfer in the tournament to finish under par.
"I was really proud of Avery being the only player under par," Adams said. "We really hung tough as a team, but couldn't match the couple of birdies ETSU put up on the last couple of holes."
Following George were Allie Knight and Emily Williams, each placing in the top-25. Knight advanced from her 17th place finish on day two, shooting a 75 on the final day and 226 overall, tying for 12th. Williams finished day two with a 79, good enough for a tournament score of 230, finishing tied for 25th.
Samantha Gotcher tied for 42 with a 235 total. Gotcher had her best round of the tournament on day three, carding a 76.
Emily Miller, who had a two-round total of 156, posted an 84 in her last round for a tournament total of 240. Miller finished tied for 61st.
The Blue Raiders will travel to Iowa City, Iowa to compete in the Diane Thomason Invitational Oct. 12-13, Middle Tennessee will make its first appearance in the tournament.
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