Bulldogs Finish 3rd at Cardinal Intercollegiate.

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – Mississippi State posted its best tournament finish since the 2001 Rice Intercollegiate with a third place-finish at the Cardinal Intercollegiate in Simpsonville, Ky. MSU placed second in the 2001 edition of the Rice Intercollegiate. State maintained its position after holding it after 36 holes of competition. The Bulldogs fired a 296 in the final round to post a final tally of 877. Nineteen teams competed in the event.

Seniors Joe Deraney and Tim Satow both had the rounds of the day for the Maroon and White with one-under-par 71's. Deraney finished in the top-10 for the first time in the 2004 campaign, placing sixth. Satow jumped 26 spots from 39th to 13th with his final round score.

"Joe (Deraney) and Tim (Satow) played really well today," said MSU head coach Clay Homan. "We had a chance to move up, but at the same time we did not lose any ground. Hopefully, this will give us some confidence going into next week at Memphis," said Homan.

Daniel Boles and Josh Oller both finished the event tied in 32nd-place. Oller carded a 78, while Boles finished up with a 79 in the final 18 holes. Greg Huxman closed the out the scorecard with a 76 to finish 50th.

Louisville held on to the overall lead with a final round 289. Marquette finished 20 shots behind the Cardinals and six ahead of MSU. Illinois State and Ball State completed the top-five.

UL's Charlie Woo took individual honors with a three-round total of 206.

The Bulldogs continue on the tournament trail next Monday and Tuesday, Oct.4-5 at the inaugural Memphis Intercollegiate in Memphis, Tenn. at Colonial Country Club's South Course.

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