DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2018) – Sophomore Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) put together a strong showing in the final round of the Rod Myers Invitational en route to turning in a top-20 finish on Sunday afternoon from the Duke University Golf Club.
Go, who went birdie-par-eagle in his last three holes of the round, finished tied for 17th at even-par 216 (72-72-72) in the 2018 fall opener. The Buccaneer sophomore was 3-over thru his first eight holes on Sunday, but after stringing together seven consecutive pars, Go finished on a positive note to move up the leaderboard. For the weekend, Go registered with 37 pars, seven birdies and one eagle to post his fifth straight top-20 collegiate finish -- a streak that dates back to last season.
Overall, ETSU finished seventh at 11-over-par 875 (289-293-293) after carding a 5-over-par 293 in Sunday’s finale. The Bucs finished 13 shots ahead of reigning Southern Conference champion UNCG and 19 strokes better than Virginia Tech.
Penn State held off a charge from tournament host Duke to claiming the team title. The Nittany Lions finished at 12-under-par 852 (278-287-287), while Duke – who went low at 8-under 280 on Sunday – finished tied for second with rival North Carolina at 10-under-par 854.
Florida State’s John Pak led wire-to-wire to claim medalist honors at 13-under-par 203 (62-69-72), while Duke’s Chandler Eaton finished runner-up at 6-under-par 210 (73-70-67).
Sophomore Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) posted a 1-over 73 in the final round to place tied for 21st at 1-over-par 217 (70-74-73), while senior Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) tied for 31st at 5-over-par 221 (74-73-74). Freshman Dhaivat Pandya (Dayton, Ohio) and redshirt sophomore Zack Ford (Cochranton, Pa.) both shot 8-over-par 224 to place tied for 41st. Pandya was making his collegiate debut, while Ford played as an individual.
ETSU returns to action next weekend as the Bucs head to Kentucky for the Louisville Cardinal Classic, which begins Friday from the U of L Golf Club.
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