Davies set to open play at NCAA Championships
Davies
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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (May 31, 2005) - East Tennessee State sophomore golfer Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) will take his hopes of a national title to the NCAA Championships beginning Wednesday at the Caves Valley Golf Club. The four-round event will conclude on Saturday.

 

Davies earned his spot in the national championship tournament by finishing second on the individual leaderboard at the NCAA East Regional two weeks ago. The Bucs, who won their 17th Southern Conference championship this season and participated in the East Regional, missed out on a team invite by finishing 13th. The Top 10 teams make the field for the NCAAs.

 

"I'm looking forward to competing at the NCAAs," Davies said. "Certainly, I would have liked for our entire team to be here with me, but I'm going to do my best to represent ETSU well."

 

The 2004-05 season has been a record-setting campaign for Davies, who continued his development as one of the nation's top players and is fast becoming one of the all-time greats in ETSU's storied golf history. He fired a school record for three-round score with a 199 and finished second at the NCAA East Regional, which moved him up the individual rankings to No. 2 nationally according to Golfweek.

 

Davies also set a new ETSU record for single-round score with a 63 in the first round of the UK Derby Invitational, and also set a new ETSU record with five individual championships in 2004-05. The Southern Conference Golfer of the Year, he was also a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, finishing with 12 rounds in the 60s this season and placing in the Top 3 in nine of 11 events.

 

To follow Davies' progression at the NCAA Championships, visit Golfstat.com for live stats. Fans can also visit ETSUBucs.com at the conclusion of each day's events for a complete wrap up.

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