Bucs ready to take 16th shot at NCAA Championship
Tuesday, May 29, 2007


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (May 29, 2007) - For the 16th time in the program's history, the 14th-ranked ETSU men's golf team will compete for a national championship beginning Wednesday, as the Buccaneers enter first round play in the NCAA Championships at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.


The Bucs will begin play at approximately 1:47 p.m. (EST) and fans can watch the scoring live by visiting www.golfstat.com. Teams will be competing over the next three days to make the cut and reach the final round of action on Saturday, June 2. The top 15 teams make the cut for the final round.

ETSU has a strong history of NCAA success, having reached the championships 15 times previously. In fact, the Bucs have four Top 10 finishes all-time, with showings as high as sixth in 1975, third in 1996 and ninth in 2001.


            ETSU senior and two-time, first-team All-American Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), who has spent much of the year as the nation's No. 1-ranked player, will lead a young ETSU squad into their second straight NCAA Championship. A year ago, the Bucs finished 21st at the NCAAs. Davies is joined by a talented core of teammates, including first-team All A-Sun pick Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland), as well as A-Sun Individual Champion and Freshman of the Year Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland). The Bucs lineup will also feature junior Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland) and sophomore Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh, Scotland), two players who posted important birdies in the Bucs' regional playoff win to secure a spot in the championships.


                In addition to coverage from Golfstat.com, fans can visit ETSUBucs.com for a complete wrap up following each day's play. Teams participating in the championship include: