Shaw tied for lead, ETSU currently 7th after first round at Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

Monday, September 26, 2005

            JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2005) - Sophomore Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) fired a 3-under-par 69 to tie for the first-round lead at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by UAB at the Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala. Second round play was postponed until Tuesday when third and final round play will also be completed.


            Shaw's efforts helped the Bucs to a 7th-place standing in the 15-team field, just 10 strokes back of team leader LSU, who posted a team score of 284. Shaw is currently tied atop the individual leaderboard with Notre Dame's Cole Isban, as well as LSU's Beck Troutman and Chris Wells.


            Along with Shaw, junior Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), who ended the 2004-05 season as the nation's No. 3-ranked player by Golfweek, fired an even-par 72 and is currently tied for 12th. Along with Davies, true freshmen Adam Hodkinson (Dore, England) and Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh, Scotland) finished their first-ever collegiate rounds tied for 41st and 67th, respectively, while sophomore Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) ended the first circuit tied for 63rd.


            For second and third round results, check Tuesday evening.

First Round
Team Results
1. LSU 284
2. Tennessee 285
3. Georgia State 288
T4. Alabama 290
T4. Florida 290
6. Notre Dame 291
7. ETSU 294
T8. Florida State 295
T8. UAB 295
10. SMU 297
11. N.C. State 298
12. North Florida 299
13. UCF 300
14. Toledo 302
15. Birmnghm Southern 312

Individual Results

T1. Chris Wells LSU 37-32=69
      Cole Isban, Notre Dame 34-35=69
      Gareth Shaw ETSU 33-36=69
      Beck Troutman LSU 35-34=69
T5. Jonathan Mount Tennessee 34-36=70
      Chris Paisley Tennessee 34-36=70

ETSU Results

T1. Gareth Shaw 33-36=69
T12. Rhys Davies 36-36=72
T41. Adam Hodkinson 40-35=75
T63. Cian McNamara 40-38=78
T67. Jordan Findlay 38-41=79

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