(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – After being tied for first place after day one, the Truett McConnell University women’s golf team finished runner-up at the Music City Invitational with a team score of 659 on Tuesday. The Lady Bears fell shortly behind No. 24 Milligan, who won the invitational with a team score of 643.

In addition, TMU placed above three other nationally-ranked teams; No. 11 Indiana Wesleyan University (4th), No. 21 Lindsey Wilson College (6th) and No. 6 Cumberland University (8th). The Lady Bears also defeated Appalachian Athletic Conference foe, Point University, who took seventh.

Freshman Madison Panter found herself in the top five after the first 18 with a 78, however, seniors Kiley Blackburn and Teagan Lovingood rose to the occasion on day two to lead the Lady Bears tied for ninth. Blackburn shot a 79 on the first 18 and an 85 on day two, while Lovingood shot an 80 day one and finished day two with an 83. Panter finished the last 18 with an 85 to tie for 11th, along with fellow freshman Grace Lansdell, who tied for 22nd shooting an 86 and 85. Senior Faith Reddick finished the first 18 with an 83 and carded an 92 to round out TMU’s results.

In case you missed it, the Lady Bears previously won their first ever tournament in September.

Up next, TMU will compete at the AAC Fall Preview on Monday, Oct. 19 – Tuesday, Oct. 20.