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MTSU women's golf team wins UALR Classic

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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. - The MTSU women's golf team took top honors at the eighth annual UALR Classic Tuesday with a score of 921 at the 6,076-yard, par-72 Diamante Country Club course.

Middle Tennessee turned in its lowest round score on the final day of the UALR Classic, carding a 304. The Blue Raiders beat-out the rest of the 17-team tournament field with a score of 921 through 54 holes, nine strokes better than second place Oral Roberts.

"I'm really proud of this group," said MTSU coach Chris Adams. "They have put a lot of hard work in this spring and it's great to see it pay off. Avery (George) and Allie (Knight) stepped up and lead the way this week, but overall it was a great team effort."

Sophomore Avery George recorded a 73 in the final round of completion to claim third-place in the 89-player field with a total score of 224. MT junior Allie Knight posted the best round of the tournament for the Raiders, shooting a 72 in the third round and shaving five strokes off of her first and second round scores. She finished fourth, tallying a 226.

MTSU sophomore Emily Williams was next on the team, recording a final round score of 79. She posted a 54-hole total of 234 and tied for 14th in the overall standings. Her classmate Maddie Denton carded an 80 in the third round, while freshman Lacie York turned in an 89. Denton recorded an overall score of 237, while York registered a 262.

"We are looking forward to getting some good practice in before the conference championship and hoping to get everybody healthy again," Adams said.

The Blue Raiders return to action March 30-April 1, traveling to Stockbridge, Ga., to compete in the 21st annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia State at Eagle's Landing Country Club.

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