ETSU finishes 11th at Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational

Sunday, April 06, 2003

AUGUSTA, Ga. (April 6, 2003) -- On a day when rain delayed the start of the final round at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational, the East Tennessee State men's golf team finished with an 11th-place finish thanks to a team score of 7-under-par 875 Sunday at the Forest Hills Golf Club.

While the Bucs fell four places from their Saturday finish of 7th, Augusta State -- the event's host school -- managed to overtake the nation's top-ranked team Clemson and win the team event by two strokes after carding a 44-under-par 820. Augusta State was powered by strong individual performances from Oliver Wilson and James Heath, with Wilson winning top individual honors at 17-under-par by two strokes over Clemson's D.J. Trahan. Meanwhile, Heath finished third at 13-under.

For the Bucs, sophomore Chase Baldwin (Brandon, Fla.) led the way with a tie for 21st (71-68-72=211 -5), while fellow sophomore Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) placed in a tie for 29th with a three-round score of 3-under-par 213 (70-72-71). Senior James Johnson (Barbados) tied for 54th (73-70-75=218 +2), while Derek McNamara (Galway, Ireland) and Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) finished at 8-over and 10-over, respectively.

The event featured 14 of the nation's Top 50 teams, with 12 of those squads in the Top 30.

Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational
Forest Hills Golf Club
Augusta, Ga.
Par 72, 6,875 yards
       
Team Results
1 Augusta State 279-274-267=820 -44
2 Clemson 273-279-270=822 -42
T3 Oklahoma State 275-280-281=839 -25
T3 Wake Forest 276-281-282=839 -25
5 Georgia 277-283-281=841 -23
6 Georgia Tech 290-272-290=842 -22
7 N.C. State 288-282-280=850 -14
8 North Carolina 284-284-283=851 -13
9 Purdue 283-286-284=853 -11
10 South Carolina 284-283-287=854 -10
11 ETSU 284-283-290=857 -7
12 Virginia Tech 295-282-283=860 -4
13 Alabama 296-287-279=862 -2
14 Duke 286-294-295=865 +1
T15 Fresno State 295-289-286=870 +6
T15 Ga. Southern 289-291-290=870 +6
17 North Florida 200-296-285=881 +17
       
Individuals
1 Oliver Wilson, Augusta State 68-67-64=199 -17
2 D.J. Trahan, Clemson 66-71-64=201 -15
3 James Heath, Augusta State 68-67-68=203 -13
4 Jack Ferguson, Clemson 67-69-69=205 -11
  Eirik Johansen, South Carolina 72-65-68=205 -11
  Justin Walters, N.C. State 66-71-68=205 -11
       
ETSU Individuals
T21 Chase Baldwin 71-68-72=211 -5
T29 Cennydd Mills 70-72-71=213 -3
T54 James Johnson 73-70-75=218 +2
T75 Derek McNamara 70-76-78=224 +8
T79 Jeremy Hobson 81-73-72=226 +10
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