Bucs ready to take 16th shot at NCAA Championship
Davies will be making his final collegiate start at the 2007 NCAA Championship.
Davies will be making his final collegiate start at the 2007 NCAA Championship.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

 

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (May 29, 2007) - For the 16th time in the program's history, the 14th-ranked ETSU men's golf team will compete for a national championship beginning Wednesday, as the Buccaneers enter first round play in the NCAA Championships at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

 

The Bucs will begin play at approximately 1:47 p.m. (EST) and fans can watch the scoring live by visiting www.golfstat.com. Teams will be competing over the next three days to make the cut and reach the final round of action on Saturday, June 2. The top 15 teams make the cut for the final round.

ETSU has a strong history of NCAA success, having reached the championships 15 times previously. In fact, the Bucs have four Top 10 finishes all-time, with showings as high as sixth in 1975, third in 1996 and ninth in 2001.

 

            ETSU senior and two-time, first-team All-American Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), who has spent much of the year as the nation's No. 1-ranked player, will lead a young ETSU squad into their second straight NCAA Championship. A year ago, the Bucs finished 21st at the NCAAs. Davies is joined by a talented core of teammates, including first-team All A-Sun pick Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland), as well as A-Sun Individual Champion and Freshman of the Year Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland). The Bucs lineup will also feature junior Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) and sophomore Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh, Scotland), two players who posted important birdies in the Bucs' regional playoff win to secure a spot in the championships.

 

                In addition to coverage from Golfstat.com, fans can visit ETSUBucs.com for a complete wrap up following each day's play. Teams participating in the championship include:

 

 

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WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31, 7:00 p.m. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
WTEN ETSU
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro
VB University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU