ETSU men's golf 13th after first round at Birkdale Collegiate Classic
Jeremy Hobson
Jeremy Hobson

Saturday, March 15, 2003

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 15, 2003) - After a dry first round, rain caused the second round of the Birkdale Collegiate Classic to be suspended until Sunday with the East Tennessee State men's golf team in 13th place after carding a 19-over-par team score of 307.

The event, which will be shortened to two rounds due to the weather, is currently led by Virginia Tech, which finished the first round with a team score of 290 to take a two-stroke lead over second-place Old Dominion and North Carolina.

Individually, Old Dominion's Geoffrey Harris was on top of the leaderboard after a 5-under-par 67 on Saturday. Harris leads East Carolina's Jonathan Hill and North Carolina's Ramon Bescansa by two strokes.

For the Bucs, sophomore Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) led the team with a 23rd-place showing after a 2-over 74. Fellow sophomores Chase Baldwin (Brandon, Fla.) and Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) were next on the ETSU squad, as Baldwin finished tied for 41st after a 4-over 76 and Mills carded a 6-over 78 that placed him tied for 54th. Seniors James Johnson (Barbados) and Adam Riddering (Maple Grove, Minn.) wrapped up the Bucs' first-round scoring, with Johnson tied for 67th with a 7-over 79 and Riddering struggling with a 76th place showing at 9-over 81. ETSU will complete play at the Birkdale Golf Course Sunday.

Birkdale Collegiate Golf Classic

Birkdale Golf Course (Huntersville, N.C.)
Dates: 03/15 - 03/16 (Today: 03-15-2003)
Par: 72; Yardage: 7,043

Fin. School Scores
1 Virginia Tech 290 +2
2 Old Dominion 292 +4
  North Carolina 292 +4
4 Coastal Carolina 293 +5
  Georgia Southern 293 +5
6 East Carolina 294 +6
7 UNC Wilmington 295 +7
8 Missouri 296 +8
9 UNC Greensboro 298 +10
  Virginia 298 +10
11 Va. Commonwealth 304 +16
  Wofford 304 +16
13 ETSU 307 +19
14 Davidson 309 +21
15 Belmont Abbey 310 +22
16 Pfeiffer 312 +24
17 Charlotte 316 +28
18 Northern Illinois 319 +31

Individual Results
1 Geoffrey Harris, Old Dominion 67 -5
2 Jonathan Hill, East Carolina 69 -3
  Ramon Bescansa, North Carolina 69 -3
4 Justin Goodhue, Virginia 70 -2
  Manuel Relancio 70 -2

ETSU individual scores
T 23 Jeremy Hobson 74 +2
T 41 Chase Baldwin 76 +4
T 54 Cennydd Mills 78 +6
T 67 James Johnson 79 +7
T 76 Adam Riddering 81 +9
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