SUNRIVER, Ore. (June 2, 2006) - Needing to make a move during Friday's third round, the ETSU men's golf team was unable to pick up the strokes it needed to finish in the Top 15 on the team leaderboard and make the cut for Saturday's fourth and final round in the NCAA Championships at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort.
Instead, the Buccaneers fired their second straight over-par round of the championship, finishing at 10-over 298 Friday and placing 21st at 21-over for the event (286-301-298=885). In all, only two teams would finish a challenging day below par, with
While the Bucs did not make the cut, head coach Fred Warren said there is much to learn from this championship and a great deal to be proud of this 2005-06 season.
"We played in tough conditions again today, and we just didn't get it done,"
The one bright spot for ETSU on Friday was the play of junior Rhys Davies (Bridgend,
Meanwhile, the rest of the ETSU roster struggled on their last day in
The Bucs 2005-06 season comes to a close with a return to national prominence thanks to a trip to the NCAA Championships for the 15th time in program history. ETSU also ended the year ranked in the Top 15 in each of the four major college polls, and enjoyed its first regular season tournament win since 2001.
To keep up with ETSU men's golf throughout the summer months and into the 2006-07 season, visit ETSUBucs.com. And fans can catch final round action in the NCAA Championships by clicking on Golfstat.com for live scoring.