Knight paces MT at shortened Pinehurst Challenge

Raiders finish fifth

March 16, 2014 · @MTAthletics


PINEHURST, N.C. - The third round of play at the Pinehurst Challenge was cancelled due to rain Sunday afternoon as the Middle Tennessee women's golf team finished fifth in the final team standings through 36 holes as junior Allie Knight paced the squad.

With a score of 620, the Blue Raiders finished fifth in the 14-team field at the par-72, 5,949-yard No. 1 course at the Pinehurst Resort. Emily Williams was not able to compete in the tournament after traveling with the team due to a stomach virus so MT only had four players compete.

"I'm a little disappointed with the team finish, although playing with only four players, just doesn't give you any room for error and we didn't make a lot of putts inside of 10-feet when we needed to," said MT head coach Chris Adams. "We've got to get better quick as we leave for the UALR tournament next Saturday."

Knight paced the Raiders again in the second round of play at the Pinehurst Challenge, shaving two strokes off of her first round score to card a 74. She finished tied for sixth in the 78-player field with a score of 150 through 36 holes.

MT sophomore Avery George and classmate Maddie Denton both turned in a 77 in the second set of 18 holes. George finished the tournament tied for 23rd, alongside teammate Emily Miller with total scores of 156. Miller carded a second round score of 78, while Denton finished just two strokes behind Miller and George with an overall total of 158.

The Blue Raiders return to action March 24-25, traveling to Hot Springs, Ark., for the UALR Classic at the Diamante Country Club.

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