Davies earns spot in U.S. Open, eyes other majors
Davies (right) walks with Masters champion Zach Johnson during the 2007 U.S. Open.
Davies (right) walks with Masters champion Zach Johnson during the 2007 U.S. Open.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Named by ESPN.com as one of the best 25 under 25 

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 27, 2010) - Former ETSU men's golf standout Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) has continued to add to his professional resume in big ways during the 2010 season.

 

Having already picked up a win on the European Tour earlier this year, he most recently earned a spot in the U.S. Open during a qualifying round in England, where he posted scores of 66-70 and finished tied for third. In addition, he has earned a spot in the British Open thanks to his current standing on the European Tour money list, where he ranks 11th. Davies is also eyeing a spot in the PGA Championships later this year, but it is still too early for those exemptions to be announced.

 

His exploits on the course have also resulted in conversations regarding his chances of playing on this year's European Ryder Cup team. Those decisions come later this year, but Davies' play has even garnered more acclaim as ESPN.com golf writer Jason Sobel ranked him eighth on his Best 25 Under 25 list.  

 

The link to that story is below:

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/features/top25under25/_/golferId/0

 

Davies, who played at ETSU from 2003-2007 and was a three-time first-team All-American, is a multiple winner at the professional level and has played in two major championships already. He qualified for and played in the 2007 U.S. Open just weeks after graduating from ETSU, and he most recently made the field for the 2009 British Open. He has yet to make the cut in a major.

 

Davies holds multiple school records at ETSU including most career wins with 10. He spent much of his senior season ranked No. 1 in the country, and has played the last three years professionally in Asia and Europe.

 

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