JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's golf team hopes to return to the top at the Southern Conference Championships, which begin with first round play Sunday at the River Run Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. Second and third round play will follow on Monday and Tuesday.
The Buccaneers, who have won 11 SoCon Tournament titles in 18 years under the direction of head coach Fred Warren, enter the 2005 event ranked No. 44 in the country. While the team is optimistic about its chances for an at-large berth in the NCAA Regionals,
"This is our last tournament before the selections for regionals, so if we can continue to play well and make progress, that could go a long way toward improving our national ranking and helping our chances to get an at-large bid,"
While Furman enters as the defending champion,
Along with Davies, the Bucs need strong efforts from freshmen Cian McNamara (
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