Bucs currently 11th after first round at Puerto Rico Classic

Sunday, February 27, 2005

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 27, 2005) - Freshman Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) fired the best round of his young college career with a 3-under-par 69 to lead all East Tennessee State golfers in the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic played Sunday at the Westin Rio Mar Golf Club. McNamara's efforts powered the Bucs to an 11th-place finish in an extremely strong 17-team field after day one.

 

Heading into Monday's second round, the University of Georgia leads the event after posting a team score of 10-under-par 78. The Buccaneers are 15 strokes back of the lead after finishing the first round at 5-over 293. McNamara is currently four strokes back of Florida's James Vargas, who sits atop the individual leaderboard after posting a first-round score of 7-under-par 65.

 

Along with McNamara, the rest of the Bucs' scores included a 1-over-par 73 from senior Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales), which tied him for 38th, and a 3-over 75 from sophomore Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), which tied him for 51st. Freshman Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) and senior Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) finished the day tied for 66th and 83rd, respectively.

 

The Puerto Rico Classic will continue with second round play on Monday, followed by third round play on Tuesday. For complete results, see below or visit ETSUBucs.com.

Puerto Rico Classic
Westin Rio Mar Golf Club, Rio Grande, P.R.
Sunday's Results
Team
1. Georgia 278
2. Florida 279
3. Clemson 280
  Georgia Tech 280
5. Oklahoma 282
6. Arizona State 284
7. N.C. State 286
8. Oklahoma 287
9. Alabama 289
10. Duke 292
11. ETSU 293
12. Purdue 295
13. Minnesota 296
14. Illinois 299
15. Michigan 300
  Northwestern 300
16. Kent State 301
17. Virginia Tech 301

Individual
1. James Vargas, Florida 65
2. Phillip Bryan, Oklahoma 66
3. David Denham, Georgia 67
T4. Chan Song, Georgia Tech 68
T4. Zack Robinson, Okla. State 68
T4. Martin Catalioto, Clemson 68

ETSU Results
T7. Cian McNamara 69
T38. Cennydd Mills 73
T51. Rhys Davies 75
T66. Gareth Shaw 76
T83. Jeremy Hobson 79

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