Bucs head to Connecticut for this weekend's Macdonald Cup
Bucs head to Connecticut for this weekend's Macdonald Cup
Friday, September 30, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Sept. 30, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs head to Connecticut to play in the Macdonald Cup, which begins Saturday morning at The Course at Yale. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE BUCS

The Bucs opened their fall season three weeks ago at the Rod Myers Invitational … ETSU placed eighth in the 14-team field. 

Freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.) paced the Blue and Gold as he finished tied for 18th in his collegiate debut … Reichert recorded a 54-hole score of 1-over-par 217 (74-71-72) … Over the 54 holes, Reichert totaled one eagle, eight birdies and 37 pars. 

Senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) – who is coming off his stint at the World Amateur Team Championship last weekend in Mexico – shot a 2-under 70 in the final round of the Rod Myers Invitational and tied for 23rd at 2-over-par 218 (72-76-70). 

Four Buccaneers made their collegiate debut at the Rod Myers Invitational as Kevin Burns (Canton, Ga.), Zack Ford (Cochranton, Pa.) and Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) joined Reichert in playing their first-ever tournament at ETSU. 

ABOUT THIS WEEKEND’S TOURNAMENT

The two-day tournament will be contested on Oct. 1-2 at The Course at Yale (par 70, 6,810 yards). 

The 54-hole event will feature 36 holes of play on Saturday and an 18-hole final round on Sunday … Teams will tee off from the No. 1 and No. 10 tee boxes beginning Saturday at 7:30 a.m., while a shotgun start takes place Sunday at 8:45 a.m. 

Harvard won the 2015 Macdonald Cup with a 36-hole score of 8-over-par 568. 

The Course at Yale has been voted one of the top College Golf Courses in American, while it has also been ranked one of the top 100 most difficult courses in the world … Two of the holes – the 432-yard par-4 fourth and the 238-yard par-3 ninth – have been ranked among the 100 most difficult holes … The course has also played host to NCAA Regional Tournaments. 

TOURNAMENT FIELD

Joining ETSU and Yale in this weekend’s tournament are Boston College, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Fairfield, Hartford, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, St. Edwards, Stirling (Scotland) and Toledo.  

ETSU’S LINEUP

ETSU’s lineup this weekend features Ben Reichert, Mateusz Gradecki, Trevor Hulbert, Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) and Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.)

The Blue and Gold lineup features one senior, one junior, one sophomore, one red-shirt freshman and one true freshman. 

Kim and Ratliff are making their season debut this weekend. 

COVERAGE

Full recaps with scores will be available on ETSUBucs.com after each day.  

For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf page.