MT fourth after C-USA second round

Jennings leads Raiders on Day Two

April 28, 2014 · @MTAthletics


EDMOND, Okla. - The Middle Tennessee men's golf team remains tied for fourth-place at the Conference USA Championship after the second round of play Monday at the par-70, 6,861-yard Oak Tree Country Club course.

Middle Tennessee shot 282 in the second round Monday, improving nine strokes from the team's first round score. MT sits tied for fourth on the 14-team leaderboard, carding 575 (293-282) through 36 holes, alongside Rice (293-282). Tulsa continues to lead the way at 569 (288-281), while Charlotte has moved to third with a score of 572 (291-281). No. 18 UAB slipped one spot to third, totaling 573 (2890-283) through two rounds.

"We had a nice day today," said MT head coach Whit Turnbow. "I'm really proud of the guys for the fight they continue to put up. We are in a great spot to win a championship tomorrow. We just need to take care of ourselves."

Senior Jordan Jennings led the Blue Raiders in second round action, turning in a 68 for two-under par. He recorded back-to-back rounds of 68 earlier this season at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational Nov. 4-5. He is currently tied for 22nd in the 69-player field with a total score of 146 (78-68).

MT redshirt-junior Brett Patterson shaved eight strokes off his first round score, carding 70 in the second round for par. He tallies 148 (78-70) through 36 holes and is tied for 29th overall.

Junior Payne Denman, senior Lucas Armstrong and redshirt-junior Andrew Cho all recorded a 72 for the Blue Raiders on day two of the C-USA Championship for two-over par. Denman is currently tied for eighth with a total score of 142 (70-72). Armstrong is next on the team with 144 (72-72) and is tied for 11th, while Cho sits tied for 15th at 145 (73-72).

The C-USA Men's Golf Championship concludes Tuesday with the third round of play teeing off at 8 a.m. Live scoring is available at www.Golfstat.com.

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