Sunday, March 23, 2003STATESBORO, Ga. (March 23, 2003) - After some early struggles in the first two rounds of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational Saturday at the Forest Heights Country Club, the East Tennessee State University men's golf team put together a strong showing on Sunday to climb from 13th to 9th with a team score of 9-over-par 873.
The Bucs finished ahead of teams such as highly-ranked Augusta State, in-state rival Tennessee, and fellow Southern Conference member Georgia Southern, in a event that featured four Top 10 teams. The Bucs were bolstered Sunday by a team-best, 6-under-par 66 by sophomore Chase Baldwin (Brandon, Fla.), a 2-under 70 from senior James Johnson (Barbados) and a 1-under 71 by sophomore Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales).
Mills was the highest ETSU finisher, placing in a tie for 26th (74-72-71=217), while Johnson finished tied for 35th (70-79-70=219 +3). True freshman Derek McNamara (Galway, Ireland) placed in a tie for 41st (75-73-74=222 +6), sophomore Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) ended the event tied for 54th (72-78-73=223 +7), and Baldwin rounded out Bucs' scoring with a 62nd-place finish (80-81-66=227 +11).
Fifth-ranked Wake Forest won the team championship, holding off No. 1-ranked Clemson by three strokes thanks to a team score of 20-under-par 844. Individually, Wake's Brent Wanner won by three strokes (75-67-65=207 -9), while Clemson's Jack Ferguson and D.J. Trahan, Wake Forest's Bill Hass and Georgia's Kevin Kisner all finished tied in second with scores of 6-under 210.
Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational
Forest Heights Country Club (Statesboro, Ga.)
Dates: 03/22 - 03/23 (Today: 03-23-2003)
Par: 72; Yardage: 6,962
|6||North Carolina State||288-287-286=861||-3|
|9||East Tennessee State||291-302-280=873||+9|
|1||Brent WanneR, Wake Forest||75-67-65=207||-9|
|2||Jack Ferguson, Clemson||72-67-71=210||-6|
|Bill Hass, Wake Forest||71-70-69=210||-6|
|Kevin Kisner, Georgia||69-74-67=210||-6|
|D.J. Trahan, Clemson||70-72-68=210||-6|
ETSU individual scores
|T 26||Cennydd Mills||74-72-71=217||+1|
|T 35||James Johnson||70-79-70=219||+3|
|T 41||Derek McNamara||75-73-74=222||+6|
|T 54||Jeremy Hobson||72-78-73=223||+7|
|T 62||Chase Baldwin||80-81-66=227||+11|
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