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ETSU men's golf returns to action Monday in Arizona
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Anchored by the return of the program's first back-to-back, first-team All-American in the person of senior Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), the Buccaneers also return three other players that comprised the corps of their lineup a year ago, and have already made their way into the Top 10 once this year in Golfstat.com's national rankings. While the team will begin the spring with rankings that range from 11th to 14th in college golf's major rankings, the Bucs are determined to return to the Top 10.
While Davies, who posted the nation's best raw scoring average a year ago at 70.78, has a resume that is undoubtedly the most impressive in ETSU's golf history, he showed no signs of letting up during his final season in
Even though Davies garners his share of attention, the Bucs certainly enter this season deeper than they have been since finishing ninth in the NCAAs during the 2001 season, primarily due to the emergence of junior Gareth Shaw (
Along with Davies, Shaw and Power, the Bucs return a great deal of experience in the persons of junior Cian McNamara (
As in years past, the Bucs will play a daunting regular season schedule in an effort to prepare for a run at the NCAA Championships later in the spring. The team will open play Jan. 29-30 in the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate, and after a month break will return to action on Feb. 25-27 at the Puerto Rico Classic. The Bucs will play four more events before competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships April 16-18 in Waverly,
For more on ETSU golf throughout the season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men's golf link.
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