GEORGETOWN, S.C. (Mar. 12, 2012) – Senior Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England) fired a tournament-low round of 5-under 66 in Monday’s final round to lead the ETSU men’s golf team to an eighth place finish at the 10th annual General Hackler Championship.
Enoch, who started the day tied for 23rd on the individual leaderboard, shot up the board to finish tied for second overall in the 84-player field at the par-71, 7,189-yard DeBordieu Club. Enoch recorded seven birdies in Monday’s final round on his way to a season-low round of 66. He earned a top-two finish for the second time this season. Enoch also finished tied for second at the spring opening Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass.
Meanwhile, ETSU shot a 286 (+2), the third lowest team score of the tournament in Monday’s final round. The Bucs moved up four spots to finish in eighth place at 900 (+48). The 286 was also the team’s lowest 18-hole total of the season.
No. 14 North Florida won the team title by two shots at 872 (+20) overall. No. 41 East Carolina finished in second, while No. 9 Arkansas came in third (+26). No. 19 New Mexico (+27) finished fourth and No. 24 Virginia (+34) rounded out the top-five.
Enoch finished just three shots behind individual medalist Sean Dale of North Florida. Dale was the only player in the field to shoot below par for the tournament as he finished at 1-under. Enoch tied for second with East Carolina’s Ryan Eibner and Virginia’s Ben Kohles at 216 (+2). Victor Perez of New Mexico rounded out the top-five at 216 (+3).
Freshman Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) equaled his lowest career collegiate finish with an 18th place showing this week. Pugh fired a final round even-par 71 to total a 222 (+9) for the event. Another freshman, Tom Heggarty (Cheshire, England), recorded his lowest collegiate 18-hole score with a final round 74 on Monday. His 45th place showing was also his top finish this season. Meanwhile, Scott Gibson (Dumfries, Scotland) bounced back to tally a 75 on Monday – his lowest round of the tournament.
ETSU will be back in action on Friday at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C. The three-day event will conclude on Sunday.
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