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Raiders tied for second, one shot back

Patterson, Denman tied for 12th

March 10, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MOBILE - Middle Tennessee carded a 593 for 36 holes on day one of the General Hackler Championship to stand stand tied for second and just one shot out of the lead. The Blue Raiders had rounds of 303-290 at the TPC Myrtle Beach Course (6,950, par of 72).

The 12-team field consists of nine teams ranked in the top 100, including five who participated in last year's NCAA Regionals.

The Blue Raiders were fifth after 18 holes then shot a 2-over par 290 in the second round to tie for the second-best round of the day and move to within one shot of the lead. In five rounds this spring, MT has shot 290 four times.

No. 23 Kent State leads the way with a score of 592 followed by the Blue Raiders and East Carolina both at 593. ETSU is fourth with a 595 and Iowa State turned in a 597 for fifth.

Brett Patterson and Payne Denman are tied for 12th overall to lead the Blue Raiders. Patterson had rounds of 74-75, while Denman opened with a 78 and responded in round two with a 71.

Lucas Armstrong is tied for 18th after registering a 150 total. Armstrong, who is tied for second in the field in par 5 scoring at 3 under, had an even par 72 in round two.

Jordan Jennings also had a 72 in the second round and is tied for 25th. Jennings had seven birdies on the day to tie for eighth most in the field.

Andrew Cho, who led the Blue Raiders in the first round with a 73, is tied for 28th.

The Blue Raiders will play the final round beginning Tuesday morning.

TEAM SCORES
1 (23) Kent State +16 F -1 305 287 592
T2 East Carolina +17 F +2 303 290 593
T2 Middle Tennessee +17 F +2 303 290 593
4 ETSU +19 F +4 303 292 595
5 Iowa State +21 F +13 296 301 597
6 Coastal Carolina +26 F +19 295 307 602
T7 Lamar +27 F +17 298 305 603
T7 Louisville +27 F +13 302 301 603
9 Duke +40 F +14 314 302 616
10 UNCW +44 F +21 311 309 620
11 North Carolina +47 F +24 311 312 623
12 Northern Illinois +73 F +31 330 319 649

MT SCORES
T12 Brett Patterson (1) 74 75 149
T12 Payne Denman (2) 78 71 149
T18 Lucas Armstrong (4) 78 72 150
T25 Jordan Jennings (3) 79 72 151
T28 Andrew Cho (5) 73 79 152

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