STATESBORO, Ga. (March 18, 2018) – ETSU’s Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) recorded the best collegiate finish of his young career as the Buccaneer freshman totaled a 54-hole score of 2-under-par 214 (75-69-70) to finish tied for 17th at the Schenkel Invitational, which concluded play on Sunday afternoon from Forest Heights Country Club.
Go – who played the final 36 holes at 5-under-par – shot a 2-under 70 in Sunday’s finale to move into the top-20, eclipsing his previous best finish when he placed tied for 20th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate back in October. After playing the back nine at even-par, Go grabbed momentum with three consecutive birdies on No. 3, 4 and 5 to get to 3-under for the round. However, Go dropped two strokes on the par-4, 412-yard No. 8, before finishing with his team-best 15th birdie of the tournament to move into the top-20.
Vanderbilt led wire-to-wire to capture both the team and individual titles.
Theo Humphrey led off a charge from Georgia Southern’s Jake Storey and NC State’s Stephen Franken to earn medalist honors at 13-under-par 203 (66-69-68). Storey and Franken both finished in a three-way tie for second at 11-under-par 205. Storey shot a 5-under to move up four spots in the final round, while Franken went low on Sunday at 7-under 65 and jumped seven spots.
Vanderbilt (ranked No. 3) posted a three-day score of 29-under-par 835 (274-279-282) to win by eight shots over host Georgia Southern. NC State (ranked No. 35) finished third at 14-under-par 850 (286-282-282), while Mississippi State placed fourth (13-under) and No. 30 Kentucky capped off the top-five at 12-under-par 852 (283-279-290).
As a team, ETSU shot a 2-over 290 in the final round to finish ninth at 1-over-par 865 (290-285-290).
Sophomore Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) had a strong finish to the tournament as he tied a season-low with a 3-under 69 to jump up 24 spots and place tied for 23rd at 1-under-par 215 (72-74-69). Hulbert had three birdies in his final nine holes, including back-to-back on No. 6 and 7. Sophomore Kevin Burns (Canton, Ga.) finished tied for 52nd (+4) and junior Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) tied for 56th (+5).
After playing back-to-back weekends, the Bucs won’t return to action until Monday, April 9 when ETSU plays in the Wofford Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C.
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