Monday, October 16, 2000
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-- Senior Pat Beste shot a 3-under par 69 in the final round to propel himself to a tie for 24th individually and lead the Buccaneers to a 13th place team finish in the Duke Golf Classic from the Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C.
Beste's third round was East Tennessee State's best of the tournament and tied for third-best of the final round overall. Beste (81-73-69=223) finished 12 strokes behind Medalist Brent Wanner of Wake Forest, who fired a three-round total of 75-65-71=211 to edge N.C. State's Chris Mundorf (72-73-68=213) by two strokes.
As a team, the 13th ranked Buccaneers (313-303-295=911) fired their best round of the tournament with a 295 on Monday, but finished in a tie with Tulsa, 35 strokes back of team champion North Carolina State (301-285-290=876).
Senior Chris Wisler shot a 3-over-par 75 in the final round to finish in a three-way tie for 41st at 11-over-par. Sophomore Thomas Lee shot a final round 77 to finish the tournament in a five-way tie for 47th at 13-over-par. Sophomore Adam Riddering (80-78-74=232) finished in 63rd position after shooting his best round of the tournament with 2-over-par 74 on Monday. Freshman Anders Hofvander (82-80-83=245) finished in 86th after shooting a 11-over-par 83 Monday's final round.
The Buccaneers return to the links when they travel to Hilton Head, S.C. to play in the Golf World Invitational from November 3-5.
Pat Beste +7 81-73-69=223 (T24)
Chris Wisler +11 72-80-75=227 (T41)
Thomas Lee +13 80-72-77=229 (T47)
Adam Riddering +16 80-78-74=232 (63)
Anders Hofvander +29 80-82-83=245 (86)
* Rankings by Golfweek
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