Wednesday, April 23, 2008
While Shaw held the top spot on the leaderboard after the second round and ultimately posted a 210 (69-67-74) for the tournament - one shot better than Enoch (211) - the 20th-ranked Bucs were unable to hold on to the one stroke edge they hold at the end of the second round.
By virtue of their high national ranking, the Bucs are all but assured to receive a bid to the NCAA Regionals, but Shaw said it was still disappointing not to win the team title and pick up the conference's automatic bid to the NCAAS.
"I guess the best way to describe it is bittersweet," said Shaw, who made it two in a row for the Bucs by joining teammate and 2007 individual champion Seamus Power (
Enoch said it was fun trying to chase down his teammate on the leaderboard.
"(Gareth) had a four shot lead and I was playing in front of him so I could see he had been cruising all day long," Enoch said. "But I found out it was tight late in the day and that's always fun to be in contention. Now we're just looking forward to the next step. We want to get to regionals, get past that step and put on a good show in nationals."
Other ETSU results from the tournament included a tie for 17th by McNamara, while Power and junior Jordan Findlay (
The Bucs will now wait to learn their regional fate in just the next few weeks. Fans can visit ETSUBucs.com on a regular basis to learn of where the Bucs will play next. Regional play is scheduled to begin May 15.
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