By Joe Avento, Johnson City Press
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2018) – One more solid round of golf is all that stands between East Tennessee State and its first victory ever in its home tournament.
The Bucs retained their lead on the second day of the 21st annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club on Saturday, putting together a round of nine-under-par 279. They’ll take a two-stroke lead over Kent State into Sunday’s final round.
“It’s nice to still be leading,” said ETSU coach Fred Warren, whose team was 27 under par through two rounds. “I’m proud of the guys. I think we’re in a good frame of mind. We’re where we want to be.”
The Bucs were led by Geuntae Kim’s (Daegu, South Korea) five-under-par 67. ETSU’s Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) seized sole control of the individual lead when his 68 left him at 131, 13 under par.
Go, who opened with a tournament record-tying 63 on Friday, leads by three strokes over East Carolina’s Blake Taylor, who shot his second 67. Go will be trying to become the third ETSU player to win medalist honors, joining Rhys Davies (2005 and 2006) and Adrian Meronk (2015).
Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.), Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) and Dhaivat Pandya (Dayton, Ohio) all posted 72s for ETSU in the second round.
Sunday’s final round begins at 8:30 a.m., with the Bucs going out at 10:10.
Live scoring for the tournament will be provided via Golfstat. Recaps and scores will be posted on ETSUBucs.com following each round, while Twitter updates can be accessed by following @ETSU_MGolf.
For more information on Buccaneer men's golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men's golf link.