Davies wins Turkish Airlines Challenge
Former ETSU All-American Rhys Davies earned a four-shot victory at the Turkish Airlines Challenge.
Davies wins Turkish Airlines Challenge
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Former Buccaneer All-American earns third career European Challenge Tour title

Courtesy of EuropeanTour.com 

ANTALYA, Turkey (May 10, 2015) – Rhys Davies proved that form is temporary but class is permanent as the Welshman marched to a first title in five years courtesy of a four-shot victory at the Turkish Airlines Challenge. 

A two under par 70 in difficult afternoon conditions at the pristine Gloria Golf Resort in Belek was enough to secure his first win since overcoming Louis Oozthuizen in an epic duel at the 2010 Trophée Hassan on The European Tour. 

The 29 year old started nervously, driving into the trees from the first tee but saving par, and then bogeying the par three second after finding the water with his first, but he steadied the ship thereafter. 

Four more birdies and just one more dropped shot meant he carded a two under par 70, elevating him to a 14 under total and bringing him a third career European Challenge Tour title. 

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  • Davies was a three-time First Team All-American and Finalist for NCAA Division I Player of the Year in 2007
  • Led the nation in 2005-06 with a 70.8 scoring average, while spending many weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation
  • Holds ETSU career records in tournaments won (10), scoring average (71.23), and rounds of par or better (102) during his four-year career from 2003-07
  • Three-time Conference Player of the Year (2005 SoCon; 2006 and 2007 A-Sun), while being tabbed SoCon Freshman of the Year in 2004 
  • His wife, Dr. Deidre Yowell Davies, is also an ETSU grad and caddied for Rhys this week 

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