SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team moved into fourth place, while sophomore Kevin Burns (Canton, Ga.) and freshman Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) led the Buccaneers during second round play of the Cardinal Challenge on Saturday afternoon from the University of Louisville Golf Club.
Burns and Rhea both posted scores of 1-over 73 in round two, while the Blue and Gold shot an 8-over-par 296 to move one spot up the team leaderboard. ETSU is 15-over-par 591 through the first two rounds.
Rhea – who posted his lowest collegiate score in his young career on Saturday – jumped 21 spots up the leaderboard and moved into a tie for 33rd at 6-over-par 150. The Jonesborough, Tenn. native registered two birdies, 13 pars and three bogeys on the day. Meanwhile, Burns jumped 19 spots into a tie for 46th at 8-over-par 152. Burns tallied back-to-back birdies on the par-5 No. 9 and the par-4 No. 10, but played the final six holes at 2-over en route to finishing with the 73.
Freshman Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) continued to lead the Blue and Gold as he’s tied for 16th at 3-over-par 147. A day after recording an even-par 72, Go shot a 3-over 75 to dip six spots down the board.
Miami University’s Patrick Flavin kept his lead on the individual leaderboard. Flavin was one of four golfers to begin the day tied for the lead, but after totaling a 3-under 69 on Saturday, the Redhawk holds sole possession among the individual leaders at 7-under-par 137. Louisville’s Erik Dulik and Simon Zach are in second and third, respectively. Dulik is a shot back at 6-under-par 138 and Zach is two back at 5-under-par 139.
Louisville went low in round two to jump Miami for the team lead. The Cardinals shot 2-under 286 in round two en route to moving to 4-under-par 572 for the tournament. Miami is one shot back, while Eastern Kentucky is third at 13-over-par 589.
ETSU is grouped with Eastern Michigan and Louisiana in Sunday’s final round. The Bucs tee off from No. 1 starting at 9:50 a.m.
Live scoring for the tournament will be provided via Golfstat, while recaps for each day will be provided on ETSUBucs.com.
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