Kristjansson paces Bucs on opening day of Furman Intercollegiate

Friday, March 22, 2013

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 22, 2013) – Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland) paced the ETSU men’s golf team on the opening day of the Furman Intercollegiate as the Buccaneer freshman shot an even-par 72 in the first round at the Furman University Golf Club.  

Kristjansson closed out play strong by firing a 3-under on the front nine as the ETSU rookie registered birdies on three of the final five holes to move into a six-way tie for 17th. Meanwhile, sophomore Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) ended the day tied for 23rd after shooting a 1-over 73.

Virginia Tech carded an 8-under 280 on Friday and the Hokies hold a four-shot lead over No. 15 North Florida heading into Saturday’s second round.

On the individual leaderboard, four players hold a share of the lead after wrapping up the day at 4-under 68, while Virginia Tech’s Bryce Chalkley and Iowa State’s Scott Fernandez are one shot off from the leaders.

As a team, ETSU is 15-shots back from the Hokies after totaling a 7-over 295, placing the Blue and Gold in 10th.

The Bucs tee off at noon on Saturday as ETSU will be paired with Purdue and Virginia Tech.

Live scoring for the second round will be available through Golfstat.com, while full recaps of each round will be available on ETSUBucs.com.

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