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Knight leads Raiders at Pinehurst

First round suspended for darkness

March 15, 2014 · @MTAthletics

PINEHURST, N.C. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team opened the Pinehurst Challenge Saturday, but due to darkness first round play was suspended.

The Blue Raiders managed to complete 18 holes before play was suspended, however the entire 14-team field was not able to finish official team standings are not available.

Middle Tennessee junior Allie Knight led the team, carding a 76 at the par-72, 5,949-yard course. She is currently tied for 18th in the overall field.

"We have to play better as a whole, but the highlight today was Allie (Knight) holes out for an eagle from 100-yards on hole No. 17," said MT head coach Chris Adam.

MT sophomore Emily Miller was second on the team, shooting a 78, while classmate Avery George posted a 79. Sophomore Maddie Denton rounded out the scoring for the Raiders, recording an 81. Middle Tennessee totaled a team score of 314 through the first 18 holes.

Emily Williams was not able to compete in the first round of play for the Blue Raiders due to a stomach virus, but hopes to return for the second round of action Sunday at the Pinehurst Challenge

Bucknell, Siena and individuals will finish play tomorrow morning. A shotgun start is scheduled for 8 a.m. EST for the remaining first-round holes and the final two rounds of play (36 holes).

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