MT leads pack at UALR Classic after two rounds

George paces Raiders

March 24, 2014 · @MTAthletics


HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. - After the first two rounds of the eighth annual UALR Classic Monday, the Middle Tennessee women's golf team is tied for first place with a score of 306 at the 6,076-yard, par-72 Diamante Country Club course.

Middle Tennessee and Wichita State top the 17-team field, followed by Georgia State in third with a score of 618. MT carded a 306 in the first round and a 311 in the second, while the Shockers posted a 310 and a 307. The Panthers shot a 308 through the first 18 holes and a 310 in the second set of 18.

Sophomore Avery George led the Blue Raiders in both rounds on the day, carding a 75 followed by a 76 for a team-leading 151. Through 36 holes, she is tied for fourth in the overall 89-player field. MT junior Allie Knight is second on the team, shooting a 154 on the day after turning in 77s in both rounds to sit tied for 11th.

Middle Tennessee sophomore Emily Williams was next on the team, recording a first round score of 78 and then a second round total of 77. She finished the day with a score of 155 and is tied for 15th in the overall standings. Her classmate Maddie Denton posted a 76 and an 81, respectively to total 157 through 36 holes for the Blue Raiders.

"We played pretty well as a whole, just had to count a couple of big numbers that we have to eliminate tomorrow," said MT head coach Chris Adams. "I think they believe in themseleves, we just have to play with confidence and take it one shot at a time tomorrow."

MT freshman Lacie York was scheduled to play as an individual, but entered the team lineup after redshirt-sophomore Emily Miller had to withdraw before the start of competition due to an injury. York shot an 88 in the first round and an 85 in the second to tally a score of 173.

The tournament will conclude with the final 18 holes Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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