George leads Raiders in second round

MT slips to fifth at the C-USA Championships

April 22, 2014 · @MTAthletics


GULF SHORES, Ala. - Sophomore Avery George led the Middle Tennessee women's golf team Tuesday, shooting 72 in the second round of play at the 2014 Conference USA Championship at the Peninsula Golf Club as the Blue Raiders slipped to fifth in the team standings.

Middle Tennessee is fifth on the team leaderboard after the second day of competition at the par-72, 6,145-yard course. MT carded 297 in the second set of 18, totaling 591 (294-297) through 36 holes, while No. 34 Tulane remains atop the standings with a score of 572 (281-291). UTSA is second at 578 (286-292), followed by Old Dominion at 588 (297-291) and FIU at 590 (295-295).

"We hung tough out there today," said MT head coach Chris Adams. "There are still just a couple of mistakes that we need to correct. The scores were still pretty low today, but we are just going to have to come out tomorrow and try to post a low number and see if we can move up. Emily Williams finished strong with four birdies and Avery (George) hung tough with even par. Allie (Knight) and Emily Miller also played solid."

George paced the Raiders on the day, recording a 72 for par for a total of 147 (75-72) through the first two rounds. She is tied for 13th on the 65-player leaderboard alongside classmate Emily Miller. Miller turned in a score of 74 Tuesday for two-over par to tally 147 (73-74).

MT junior Allie Knight carded 75 in the second round to combine for 148 (73-75) through 36 holes. Blue Raider sophomore Emily Williams shot another 76 Tuesday to post a score of 152 (76-76), while her classmate Maddie Denton turned in a 78 in the second round. Through 36 holes, Denton totals 151 (73-78).

The C-USA Women's Golf Championship concludes Wednesday with the final round of play. Live scoring of the 19th annual C-USA Championship is provided by Golfstat.

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