Raiders sit third after first round in Palm Beach

Patterson and Armstrong lead MT at FAU tourney

March 28, 2014 · @MTAthletics


PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Middle Tennessee men's golf team opened play at the FAU Slomin Autism Championship Friday tied for third-place after the first round of 18 holes at the par-71, 6,876-yard North Course of the Fountains Country Club.

No. 54 Georgia Southern leads the 15-team pack in Palm Beach, Fla., carding a 278 for six-under par. The Eagles have four players currently ranked in the top three on the 81-player leaderboard with three tied for third-place. No. 6 UCF is second with a score of 285 for one-over par, while No. 57 Middle Tennessee and Jacksonville State sit tied for third-place, shooting 293 for nine-over par.

The Blue Raiders were led by redshirt-junior Brett Patterson and senior Lucas Armstrong through the first 18 holes. The two are tied for ninth in the individual standings with a score of 72 for one-over par.

MT junior Payne Denman is next on the team, carding a 74 in the first round. He is currently tied for 23rd in the 81-player field. Blue Raider senior Jordan Jennings posted a 75 in the first round of play, while redshirt-junior Andrew Cho finished the day with a score of 76.

The FAU Slomin Autism Championship continues Saturday with the second round of play at the North Course of the Fountains Country Club in Palm Beach. Fans can follow all of the action via live scoring on GolfStat.com.

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