Thanks in great part to sophomore Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), who currently leads on the individual leaderboard with a score of 11-under par 131 (66-65), the Bucs finished the first two rounds of play at the Golf Club of Tennessee Friday with a score of 2-under par 566 (281-285). That score put ETSU in sixth place by one stroke over
"It was solid, but it wasn't great," said ETSU head coach Fred Warren, whose team is trying to make its 11th trip to the NCAAs in 19 seasons under his direction. "It could have been better, but it could have been worse also. Sixth is a good place to be, but we're only four strokes out of 11th and that's what you have to be concerned with."
The top 10 teams following Saturday's final round will receive bids to the NCAA Championships, while the other 17 teams in the event will see their seasons come to an end.
Davies' efforts so far only reinforce what has been a record-setting 2004-05 season for the Welshman. The sophomore already holds the ETSU record for individual championships with five victories this year, while also enjoying a total of 12 sub-70 rounds. The nation's third-ranked player, Davies also finds himself in good position for at least an individual invitation to the NCAAs.
"The top 10 teams and the two (individual low scorers) from the remaining teams make the NCAAs,"
Other notable ETSU results at present include freshmen Cian McNamara (
The NCAA East Regional will continue with third and final round play scheduled for Saturday. For up-to-date results from the event, click on the LIVE STATISTICS link provided under the Info Center on the men's golf home page located at ETSUBucs.com.
NCAA East Regional
Golf Club of Tennessee (Kingston Springs, Tenn.)
May 19-21, 2005; Par: 71, Yardage: 6864
Friday - Second Round
Team Leader Board
|Course:Golf Club of Tennessee: Championship Par 71 - 6864 yards|
|team||scoring||rounds||total score||to par
|1||Wake Forest Univ.||-14||F||-1||271||283||554|
|T3||Tennessee, Univ. of||-10||F||-8||282||276||558|
|6||East Tennessee St.||-2||F||+1||281||285||566|
|T7||Alabama, U. of||-1||F||+3||280||287||567|
|T7||Louisville, U. of||-1||F||-2||285||282||567|
|The top 10 teams advance to the National Championship |
(Ties will be played off)
|11||Georgia State Univ.||+2||F||+7||279||291||570|
|T14||Virginia, U. of||+6||F||E||290||284||574|
|20||Penn State U.||+24||F||+15||293||299||592|
|T21||Maryland, U. of||+27||F||+7||304||291||595|
|24||N. Car. Wilmington||+34||F||+20||298||304||602|
|26||Rhode Island, U. of||+56||F||+31||309||315||624|
Player Leader Board
|* player is participating as an individual rather than as a team member. |
Course:Golf Club of Tennessee: Championship Par 71 - 6864 yards
|position||player||team||scoring||rounds||total score||current start to
par thru today
|1 T3||Rhys Davies||East Tennessee St.||-11||F||-6||66||65||131|
|2T 20||Michael Schachner||Duke University||-10||F||-8||69||63||132|
|T3 T37||Matt Every (10)||Florida||-8||F||-8||71||63||134|
|T3 T1||Dustin Johnson||Coastal Carolina||-8||F||-2||65||69||134|
|T3 T3||Ross McGowan||Tennessee, Univ. of||-8||F||-3||66||68||134|
|T3 T1||Kyle Reifers||Wake Forest Univ.||-8||F||-2||65||69||134|
|T3 T3||Brendon Todd (10)||Georgia||-8||F||-3||66||68||134|
|6||East Tennessee St.||-2||F||281||285||566|