East Tennessee State's Chris Wisler Ranked Sixth in MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings

Thursday, March 08, 2001

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Coming off of the heels of their championship in the Birkdale Collegiate Classic, ETSU was ranked 20th in the nation in the latest edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings (published 3/7/01) while senior All-American Chris Wisler was ranked sixth individually.

The Buccaneers won the Birkdale Classic by five strokes over 25th ranked-Wake Forest after shooting a two round total of 573 (290-283). Senior Pat Beste earned individual medalist honors by firing a 3-under par 141 (73-68) in his two rounds of play. Each of the Buccaneer golfers finished in the top-14 in the 15 team event. Wisler finished in a tie for 10th after shooting a 3-over par 147 (71-76).

Wisler leads the Buccaneers with a 71.8 stroke average. He has finished in the top-10 in four tournaments this year and in two of his last three. Wisler is the defending Southern Conference Player-of-the-Year and is a two-time NCAA All-American, and preseason first-team All-American in 2000-2001.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, the official rankings of the Rolex Collegiate Tour, will be released a total of 18 times throughout the 2000-01 college golf season. These rankings are the only published rankings to use complete and official NCAA results.

The Buccaneers return to action on March 24-25 from the Schenkel E-Z Go Invitational from Statesboro, Ga.

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Mar 20 Results
WTEN ETSU 7 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 20 Wofford 0
BB ETSU 0 Macon, Ga.
Mar 20 Mercer 2
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Mar 21 Results
MTEN ETSU 6 Greensboro, N.C.
Mar 21 UNC Greensboro 1
BB ETSU 5 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11
SB ETSU 12 12
Mar 21 Western Carolina 10
WTEN ETSU 6 Cullowhee, N.C.
Mar 21 Western Carolina 1
SB ETSU 5 Cullowhee, N.C.
Mar 21 Western Carolina 7
BB ETSU 10 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11
MTEN ETSU 4 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 22 Wofford 1
SB ETSU 0 6
Mar 22 Western Carolina 8
WGOLF Briar's Creek Invitational John's Island, S.C.
Mar 23 15th of 17
SB ETSU 0 5
Mar 24 Tennessee 10
BB ETSU 4 10
Mar 24 Radford 7
BB ETSU 3 Blacksburg, Va.
Mar 25 Virginia Tech 8