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Raiders set for UALR Classic

MT travels to Hot Springs for two-day tournament

March 23, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's golf team is set to compete in the eighth annual UALR Classic Monday and Tuesday at Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Ark.

The two-day, 54-hole event will be played on Diamante's 6,076-yard, par-72 layout and will begin with a shotgun start on Monday at 8:30 a.m. In addition to MT and tournament host UALR, this year's 17-team field includes Arkansas State, Ball State, UCA, Eastern Michigan, Georgia State, High Point, UMKC, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, Sam Houston State, South Alabama, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UTEP and Wichita State.

The UALR Classic opens Monday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., playing 36 six holes on the first day. The tournament will conclude with the final 18 holes Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Last week, the Blue Raiders finished fifth at the weather-shortened Pinehurst Challenge with a score of 620. This week, Middle Tennessee's line up will consist of sophomore Avery George, junior Allie Knight, redshirt-sophomore Emily Miller, sophomore Emily Williams and sophomore Maddie Denton. MT freshman Lacie York is slated to complete in the UALR Classic as an individual.

Knight paced the Raiders at the Pinehurst Challenge, carding a 150 to finish tied for sixth in the 78-player field with a score of 150 through 36 holes. George finished the tournament tied for 23rd, alongside Miller with total scores of 156. Denton finished just two strokes behind Miller and George with an overall total of 158. Emily Williams was not able to compete in the Pinehurst Challenge after traveling with the team due to a stomach virus.

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