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George remains second after second round in Miami

Blue Raiders slip one spot in the team standings

March 4, 2014 · @MTAthletics

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team slipped one spot to 10th after the second round of play Tuesday, while MT sophomore Avery George remains second in the individual standings at the Hurricane Invitational hosted by Miami at the par-71, 6,092-yard Biltmore Golf Course.

George shot 70 in the second round for a total score of 139 through 36 holes for three-under par. She sits second, just behind No. 25 Iowa State's Sasikarn On-lam with a 138. No. 30 Miami's Daniela Darquea sat in first-place after the first set of 18, but slipped to third Tuesday, carding a 72 for a total score of 140.

MT junior Allie Knight is second on the squad, shooting 74 in the second round. She is tied for 26th in the 96-player field at 147. Sophomore Maddie Denton and redshirt-sophomore Emily Miller both turned in a 76 in the second set of 18 and are separated by one stroke in the overall standings. Denton is tied for 67th with a total score of 155, while Miller is tied for 72nd with a 156. Sophomore Emily Williams carded another 80 in the second round for an overall score of 160.

As a team, Middle Tennessee slipped from ninth after the first round to a three-way tie for 10th in the 18-team tournament. After posting a 301 in the opening round, MT managed to shoot a 296 Tuesday for a 597 through 36 holes.

"We had a great round going and stumbled a little coming in with several bogeys on the last three holes," said MT head coach Chris Adams. "We just need to finish better. Avery (George) played great again and is right there with a chance to win. She missed a five-foot birdie putt on the last hole. A couple of forced errors cost us today and we need to keep improving on those, but we have a chance to move up with a good day tomorrow."

No. 25 Iowa State moved into the top spot, posting a second round score of 286 for a total of 571, while No. 18 Northwestern is second with a second round score of 284 for a total of 574. Tournament host No. 30 Miami dropped to third with a 579, after recording a 295 in the second round.

The final round of Hurricane Invitational on Wednesday will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring for the Hurricane Invitational will be available at www.golfstatresults.com and www.hurricansports.com.

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