Davies takes sole possession of first place at Seminole Intercollegiate
Rhys Davies currently enjoys a 4-stroke lead at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
Rhys Davies currently enjoys a 4-stroke lead at the Seminole Intercollegiate.

Monday, March 07, 2005

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 7, 2005) - Despite losing one player to illness and having another struggle, sophomore Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) was once again the good news story for the East Tennessee State's men's golf team Monday at the Seminole Intercollegiate.


Davies fired a 5-under-par 67 during the second round at the Golden Eagle Country Club, taking a four-stroke lead over UCF's Andreas Hoegberg and Virginia's Kevin O'Connell. Davies has broken 70 in each of two rounds at the Seminole Intercollegiate (69-67=136 - 8), and has helped the Bucs to a 9th-place standing on the team leaderboard.


As a squad, the Bucs are currently at 22-over for the tournament and 22 strokes back of team leader Coastal Carolina, which stands at even-par for the event. The Chanticleers enjoy an eight- stroke advantage over UCF heading into Tuesday's third and final round.


Along with Davies, other ETSU scores from day two included an even-par 72 from freshman Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Ireland), who is currently tied for 12th, while senior Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) posted a 1-under 71 and is tied for 31st. While Davies, Shaw and Mills are playing well, freshman Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) withdrew from the second round due to an illness and spent the day resting, and sophomore Stephen Arnold (Langhorne, Penn.) struggled, finishing the day with an 89.


The Bucs will continue with third-round play at the Seminole Intercollegiate on Tuesday. For complete results, see below.

Seminole Intercollegiate
Golden Eagle C.C. -- Tallahassee, Fla.
Par: 72; Yardage: 6847
Monday's Results - Second Round

Team Results
1. Coastal Carolina 291-285=576 E
2. UCF 295-289=584 +8
3. Vanderbilt 296-293=589 +13
4. Florida State 297-294=591 +15
5. Texas A&M 294-298=592 +16
  Virginia 296-296=592 +16
7. North Carolina 295-299=594 +18
8. Mississippi 299-298=597 +21
9. East Tennessee St. 299-299=598 +22
10. North Florida 304-295=599 +23
11. North Carolina State 294-312=606 +30
12. Charleston 309-304=613 +37
Individual Results
1. Rhys Davies, ETSU 69-67=136 -8
2. Andreas Hoegberg, UCF 71-69=140 -4
  Kevin O'Connell,Virginia 69-71=140 -4
4. Martin Ureta, N Carolina 73-68=141 -3
5. Moises Cobo, Coast. Car 70-72=142 -2
  Lindsay Renolds,Coast. Car 75-67=142 -2

ETSU Results
1. Rhys Davies 69-67=136
T12. Gareth Shaw 73-72=145
T31. Cennydd Mills 79-71=150
65. Steve Arnold 78-89=167
WD. Cian McNamara 82-WD

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