Golfweek's Balicki gives nod to Davies as pick for POTY
Davies
Davies

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2007) - When Golfweek made its spring predictions for the 2007 men's golf season late last week, veteran writer Ron Balicki chose ETSU senior Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) as his pick to win national player of the year.

 

Balicki's selection is a sound one, considering Davies has posted sub-par scores in 13 of 15 rounds played this season, and he holds a stroke average of 69.4. While he's currently ranked eighth in the most recent Golfweek individual listing, Davies - a back-to-back, first team All-America selection - has spent most of the season in the Top 5, and has finished in that rare company in each of the past two seasons.

 

While Balicki and others are aware of Davies' prowess, his ETSU teammates Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) and Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) are also climbing the individual rankings. Power, a freshman who posted ETSU's best finish with a second place showing last week at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate, is currently ranked 42nd, while Shaw, who finished fifth at the PING event, is 45th in the most recent release.

 

As a team, Golfweek has ETSU 14th nationally in the team rankings.

 

The Bucs will return to action Feb. 25-27 at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan. For more on ETSU golf throughout the spring season, visit ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College