SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2018) – ETSU’s Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) highlighted the ETSU men’s golf team with a top-15 finish at the Louisville Cardinal Challenge, which concluded Sunday afternoon at the University of Louisville Golf Club.
Rhea, who carded a 1-under 70 on Sunday, finished tied for 15th at 2-under-par 211 (72-69-70). The Jonesborough, Tenn. native collected 36 pars and nine birdies on the weekend, with four birdies coming in the final round. This marked Rhea’s third collegiate top-15 finish, including two in his last three tournaments (dating back to last season).
Duke led wire-to-wire en route to sweeping both the team and individual titles.
Alex Smalley earned medalist honors after registering a 54-hole total of 16-under-par 197 (61-66-70), while Mississippi State’s Tanapat Pichaikool finished runner-up at 12-under-par 201 (64-66-71).
The 17th-ranked Blue Devils won by 17 shots after finishing 37-under-par 815 (257-277-281), while tournament host Louisville placed second (-20) and Wake Forest – who went low at 7-under 277 on Sunday – capped off the top-three at 13-under-par 839 (268-294-277).
The Bucs finished tied for 13th with Louisiana Tech at 21-over-par 873 (290-287-296). ETSU totaled a 12-over-par 296 in Sunday’s final round.
Senior Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) finished tied for 32nd (+2) and sophomore Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) placed tied for 38th (+3).
ETSU is back in action next Monday as the Blue and Gold head to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the Old Town Collegiate Invitational.
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