Men's golf makes move to sixth at Puerto Rico Classic
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Monday, February 27, 2006

SAN JUAN, P.R. (February 27, 2006) - Powered by a pair of 2-under 70s from senior Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) and true freshman Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh, Scotland), the 16th-ranked ETSU men's golf team moved up four spots to sixth after second round play Monday in the Puerto Rico Classic at the Westin Rio Mar Golf Club.

 

The Bucs, who were one of only four teams to break par on the day, are currently ahead of four top 15 teams in an extremely tough field that includes 14 squads ranked in the Top 40 nationally.

 

"We played better today and to be one of only four teams to break par on a tough course was good," said ETSU head coach Fred Warren. "Three of the top four teams in the country are ahead of us, but we're in front of some very good teams as well. I think our depth showed today with everyone contributing."

 

Findlay currently enjoys the best individual performance for ETSU, standing in a tie for ninth place at 2-under for the tournament. Sophomore Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) is currently tied for 17th at 1-under for the event, and Davies is tied for 24th at even par. The Bucs trail first place Oklahoma State by 16 strokes, and OSU's Pablo Martin currently stands atop the leaderboard at 9-under.

 

The Bucs certainly got consistent play from throughout its lineup on Monday, as not one player shot a score higher than 2-over 74. The rest of ETSU's results included freshman Adam Hodkinson (Dore, England) and sophomore Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) both firing 2-over-par 74s for the day.

 

ETSU will return to third and final round play on Tuesday morning. For complete results, see the attached score pages.

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WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky