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Raiders in 10th at NCAA Regional after 36 holes

Armstrong shoots 1-under, Patterson tied for 21st

May 16, 2014 · @MTAthletics

COLUMBIA, MO - Middle Tennessee rebounded with a solid second round score of 292 on day two of the NCAA Columbia Regional and stand in 10th place entering the final round. The 14-team event is being played at The Club at Old Hawthorne (par 72, 7,141 yards) and is the Raiders' sixth appearance in the last seven years.

The low five teams and the top individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA National Championships at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., May 23 - 28.

No. 24 Arkansas shot an 18-under par 270 for a 559 total to tie No. 2 Oklahoma State at the top of the leaderboard. Missouri, LSU, and Arizona State rounded out the top five.

After struggling on the front nine Thursday, the Blue Raiders played it at 2-under par on Friday and recorded 11 of their 17 birdies.

Senior Lucas Armstrong led the way for the Blue Raiders on Friday by shooting a 1-under par 71 and is tied for 50th overall. Armstrong, who had four birdies on the day, finished his round with back-to-back birdies on 8 and 9.

Junior Brett Patterson carded a 1-over par 73 in round two and is 1-over for the tournament and standing in a tie for 21st. Patterson also had four birdies in his second 18.

Senior Jordan Jennings registered his second straight 74 and is tied for 31st. Jennings, who had two birdies, played his final 17 holes at even par.

Junior Payne Denman bounced back with a 74 after turning in four birdies, and Andrew Cho registered a 76 with three birdies.

The Blue Raiders will begin final round action Saturday morning at 8:20 AM off the 10th tee. MT will be grouped with Denver and Loyola-Maryland.

TEAM SCORES
T1 Arkansas -17 F -18 289 270 559
T1 Oklahoma State -17 F -1 272 287 559
3 Missouri -15 F -8 281 280 561
4 LSU -1 F -2 289 286 575
5 Arizona State E F -3 291 285 576
6 Iowa State +3 F -2 293 286 579
7 San Diego State +6 F E 294 288 582
8 Iowa +9 F +6 291 294 585
9 Virginia +12 F +15 285 303 588
10 Middle Tennessee +17 F +4 301 292 593
11 Denver +25 F +13 300 301 601
12 Loyola Univ-Maryland +26 F +6 308 294 602
13 Ohio State +35 F +15 308 303 611
14 Bryant University +56 F +28 316 316 632

MT SCORES
T21 Brett Patterson (1) 72 73 145
T31 Jordan Jennings (3) 74 74 148
T49 Lucas Armstrong (4) 80 71 151
T49 Andrew Cho (5) 75 76 151
T 69 Payne Denman (2) 84 74 158

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