Men’s golf finishes eighth at Rod Myers Invitational

Sunday, October 02, 2011

DURHAM, N.C. (October 2, 2011) – The ETSU men’s golf team fought cold and windy conditions to move up to eighth place on the final day of the Rod
Myers Invitational at the Duke University Golf Club, Sunday afternoon.

The Bucs shot a 308 in Sunday’s final round to finish the tournament with a 908 total (306-294-308).

Duke shot a final round 286 – the low team score of the day – to win the team title at 861. No. 19 Baylor finished in second at 870, while Charlotte – the first day leaders – finished in third at 872. No. 22 Iowa finished fourth, followed by No. 25 Tulsa, Michigan and No. 5 Tennessee. Coastal Carolina and North Carolina tied for ninth, while Georgia Southern finished in 11th.

Julian Suri of Duke shot a final round 68 – the low round of the day – to win the individual title by two strokes over day one leader Steven Ihm of Iowa. Suri finished the tournament at 5-under overall. Joakim Mikkelsen of Baylor finished in third at 1-under. The trio finished as the only players in the field to compile under-par totals.

Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England) led the Bucs with a tie for 17th showing in the 63-player field. Enoch finished at 5-over for the tournament (76-69-76—221). Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) had the low ETSU round on the day with a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 32nd at 11-over (78-76-73—227). Sam Edwards (Bigbury, England) finished just a stroke behind Pugh at 12-over for the event and tied for 36th (77-71-80—228). Spencer Lawson (Raleigh, N.C.) tied for 47th at 16-over (75-78-79—232).

The Bucs return to action on Friday, Oct. 14 as they host the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Blackthorn Club at The Ridges in Jonesborough. The three-day tournament will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 16.

For more information on the ETSU men’s golf team please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf link.

 

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