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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WSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 23, 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech (Exh.)
WSOC ETSU Cookeville, Tenn.
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Morgan State University
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 29, 7:00 p.m. William & Mary
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. VCU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland