Men's golf ends season at NCAA's Columbia Regional

Patterson shoots 2-under par on final day

May 17, 2014 · @MTAthletics


COLUMBIA, MO - Middle Tennessee saw its 2013-14 golf season come to an end on Saturday after finishing 11th at the Columbia Regional. The Blue Raiders matched yesterday's round of 292 at The Club at Old Hawthorne (par 72, 7,141 yards) to finish with an 885 total.

It was the Blue Raiders' sixth trip to the NCAA's in the last seven years.

No. 2 Oklahoma State shot 16-under par in the final round to win the event over No. 24 Arkansas and No. 46 Missouri. OSU, Arkansas, Missouri, LSU and Iowa State will move on to the NCAA Championships.

"We did not play our best this week but I am very proud of this team," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "We put together a strong spring to gain an at-large bid which is never easy. These guys fought all year long and you can't ask for any more than that."

Junior Brett Patterson matched his best NCAA Regional round with a 2-under par 70 to lead the Blue Raiders in the final round. Patterson, who tied for 23rd overall, tallied four birdies on the day to finish with a 215 total.

Senior Jordan Jennings shot his third straight 74 to place 48th in his final round as a Blue Raider. Playing solid golf all week, Jennings had a 222 cumulative score.

Senior Lucas Armstrong and junior Andrew Cho both tied for 52nd with a 225 total. Armstrong, who led the Blue Raiders in the second round with a 71, carded a 74 on Saturday and Cho also added a 74.

Junior Payne Denman also registered a 74 in the final round to tie for 68th with a 232 total. Denman had an interesting opening nine. After triple bogeying the opening hole he finished the side with an eagle on the par 4 17th hole and then birdied the par 4 18th to finish even on the back. He later added a birdie on the fourth hole to get his total to 1-under par.

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