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Bucs fire four rounds in the 60s to finish strong at Jerry Pate
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Leading the way for ETSU on the leaderboard was senior and two-time All-American Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), who finished fourth individually after carding a 68 for his third consecutive sub-70 round of the event. Meanwhile - and perhaps most encouraging - was the fact that freshman Niall Kearney (Dublin, Ireland) fired the team's low round of the day with a 67, while fellow freshman Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) finished tied for 14th on the leaderboard with a 69 on the final day.
The Bucs finished the event 15 strokes off the pace of team champion and No. 1-ranked
Other ETSU results included a 68 from junior Gareth Shaw (
"We played well with 272 in the second round and 272 in the third," said ETSU head coach Fred Warren. "We showed a lot yesterday afternoon and today, and to start the second round in 11th and battle back to where we finished is encouraging. This is a good golf course, and conditions were perfect for scoring to go low. Rhys is just playing great and Seamus really looked good this week.
"We're pleased and we're getting closer to where we want to be. I thought it would be spring before our freshmen could get the experience they needed, but they played well - especially today. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into our tournament this weekend at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges."
Indeed, the Bucs will now set their sights on this weekend's host event, as they will get a rematch with
For more on this weekend's tournament and live scoring from the event, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men's golf page.