The Gamecocks fired a two-round team score of 6-under-par 570 to take a four-stroke lead over
"We've (come up early) before and played terrible," said Blackmon. "Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. We pretty much played solid today and that's with a team comprised of three freshmen, a sophomore and a senior."
Davies, one of the top-ranked players in the college game, fired rounds of 68 and 69, and holds a two-stroke advantage over
"At the moment I've got a bad taste in my mouth, but I did play some good golf today," said Davies, who actually put together a nice string of five birdies on seven holes in the second round and was 9-under at one point. "You have to take the rough with the smooth. Leading is pleasing and that's what you set out to do when you start the day, so I'm happy with that."
Davies, who could become the first ETSU player to ever win the tournament's top individual honor, got solid efforts from his teammates on Saturday. Sophomore Cian McNamara (
Final round play will begin Sunday with the first tee times scheduled for 8 a.m. The top five teams will begin play between 8:45 and 10:06. For complete live scoring, visit Golfstat.com and click on the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges link, or visit ETSUBucs.com for a complete wrap-up of the day's play.