Davies, ETSU men enjoy strong showing at Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

(Oct. 19, 2004) - One day after matching a school record with a second-round score of 64, ETSU sophomore Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) fired another under-par round with a 70 on the final day of the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions at the Holston Hills Country Club.

 

Davies' 4-under-par effort for the event was good enough to garner him a second-place finish, and it powered the ETSU men's golf team to a third-place finish on the team leaderboard - the best finish for the Buc golf team this fall. ETSU finished nine strokes back of tournament champion and host Tennessee, and four strokes back of second-place Alabama.

 

The 1-under-par 70 from Davies came one day after he scorched the Holston Hills trek with a 7-under 64. The round broke the tournament record of 66 held by former ETSU great Garrett Willis, and it matched the all-time low round by a Buccaneer fired by Chris Wisler in 2000.

 

While Davies enjoyed another strong showing, freshmen Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) and Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) showed their potential. Shaw finished tied for 14th at 1-over, while McNamara tied for 21st at 3-over. Other ETSU results included sophomore Steve Arnold (Langhorn, Penn.), who tied for 59th and junior Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) who finished tied for 62nd.

 

The ETSU men's golf team will return to action in their final event of the fall on Nov. 5 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions
Holston Hills Country Club
Knoxville, Tenn.
Dates: 10/18 - 10/19
Par: 71; Yardage: 6932

Tuesday's Results

Team

1 Tennessee, Univ. of 284 285 284 853 +1
2 Alabama, U. of 285 288 285 858 +6
3 East Tennessee St. 287 288 287 862 +10
4 Virginia, U. of 282 298 284 864 +12
5 Louisville, U. of 289 296 281 866 +14
  Pepperdine Univ. 287 294 285 866 +14
7 Georgia Southern U. 285 296 286 867 +15
8 Vanderbilt Univ. 291 285 292 868 +16
9 Austin Peay State U. 290 296 288 874 +22
10 Royal Canadian Golf 293 295 294 882 +30
11 Swedish Jr. National 300 292 293 885 +33
12 Tulane University 293 294 300 887 +35
13 South Alabama, U. of 294 301 298 893 +41
14 Louisiana-Lafayette 298 301 296 895 +43

Individual Results

1 Aron Price Ga. South 69 69 69 207 -6
2 Rhys Davies ETSU 75 64 70 209 -4
3 Luke List Vanderbilt 68 71 71 210 -3
  Lloyd Campbell Tennessee 73 69 68 210 -3
  Brett Lange Vanderbilt 71 70 69 210 -3
  Charlie Woo Louisville 71 69 70 210 -3
  *Ross McGowan Tennessee 69 72 69 210 -3
8 David Skinns Tennessee 72 69 70 211 -2
  Michael Putnam Pepperdine 68 72 71 211 -2
10 Kevin O'Connell Virginia 68 77 68 213 E
  Gator Todd Alabama 70 74 69 213 E

ETSU Results

3 East Tennessee St. 287 288 287 862
2 Rhys Davies 75 64 70 209
T 14 Gareth Shaw 69 75 71 215
T 21 Cian McNamara 71 73 73 217
T 59 Steve Arnold 72 76 80 228
T 62 Cennydd Mills 76 80 73 229

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