ETSU men's golf finishes in 16th after second round of NCAA East Regional

Friday, May 16, 2003

AUBURN, Ala. (May 16, 2003) - With one round to play in the NCAA East Regional at the Auburn University Club, the East Tennessee State men's golf team is six strokes removed from 10th place and a berth in the NCAA Championships to be played May 27-30 in Stillwater, Okla.

The Buccaneers shot a team score of 8-over-par 296 during second round play Friday and have a combined, two-day score of 593 which is good enough for a 16th-place finish heading into today's one remaining round.

Freshman Derek McNamara (Galway, Ireland) is currently the top individual performer for the Bucs, shooting a 1-under 71 on Friday to finish in a tie for 38th place (75-71=146 +2). Meanwhile, senior James Johnson (Barbados) finished tied for 44th (72-75=147 +3), sophomore Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) placed in a tie for 66th (74-76=150 +6), and sophomores Chase Baldwin (Plant City, Fla.) and Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) both rounded out the ETSU efforts tied for 94th at 10-over-par for the event.

Clemson overtook Tennessee for the team lead and currently holds the advantage over the rest of the field at 14-under for the tournament. In addition, Georgia Tech's Troy Matteson is now topping the individual leaderboard at 9-under-par (68-67=135). Third and final round play in the regional will continue today in Auburn.

NCAA East Regional
Auburn University Club; Auburn, Ala.
Pa 72; 7,207 yards
Thursday; Second Round

Team Leaders
1 Clemson -14 F -11 285 277 562
2 Georgia Tech -9 F -2 281 286 567
3 Tennessee, Univ. of -4 F +3 281 291 572
T4 Florida +2 F E 290 288 578
T4 Wake Forest Univ. +2 F E 290 288 578
T4 Duke University +2 F +4 286 292 578
7 Augusta State +4 F +2 290 290 580
8 South Carolina +5 F -3 296 285 581
T9 Vanderbilt +6 F +1 293 289 582
T9 Auburn +6 F +2 292 290 582
The top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Finals
(Ties will be broken with a playoff)
11 Georgia State Univ. +8 F +4 292 292 584
12 Charleston, Coll. of +11 F +4 295 292 587
13 Jacksonville St. +13 F -1 302 287 589
14 Penn State U. +15 F -2 305 286 591
15 Georgia Southern +16 F +1 303 289 592
16 East Tennessee St. +17 F +8 297 296 593
17 N. Car. Wilmington +23 F +11 300 299 599
T18 Virginia Tech +27 F +13 302 301 603
T18 Rhode Island, U. of +27 F +5 310 293 603
T20 Alabama, U. of +32 F +10 310 298 608
T20 James Madison Univ. +32 F +9 311 297 608
22 Binghamton Univ. +36 F +17 307 305 612
23 Maryland, U. of +40 F +17 311 305 616
24 Liberty University +43 F +19 312 307 619
25 Charleston Southern +54 F +25 317 313 630
26 Yale University +57 F +28 317 316 633
27 Jackson State Univ. +91 F +44 335 332 667

Individual Leaders
1 Troy Matteson   Georgia Tech -9 F -5 68 67 135
2 Matt Hendrix   Clemson -7 F -5 70 67 137
T3 Wm. Ted Brown * VCU -6 F -3 69 69 138
T3 Ty Harris   Georgia State Univ. -6 F -4 70 68 138
T3 Gareth Maybin * South Alabama, U. of -6 F -1 67 71 138
T3 Lee Williams   Auburn -6 F -6 72 66 138
7 Ross McGowan   Tennessee, Univ. of -5 F E 67 72 139

ETSU Individual Scores
T38 Derek McNamara East Tennessee St. +2 F -1 75 71 146
T44 James Johnson East Tennessee St. +3 F +3 72 75 147
T94 Chase Baldwin East Tennessee St. +10 F +6 76 78 154
T94 Chase Baldwin East Tennessee St. +10 F +6 76 78 154
T94 Jeremy Hobson East Tennessee St. +10 F +2 80 74 154
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