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DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2017) – Playing in his first collegiate tournament, freshman Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) paced the ETSU men’s golf team as the Buccaneers concluded play at the Rod Myers Invitational on Sunday from the Duke University Golf Club.
Go – who totaled two rounds of par or better on the weekend – finished tied for 26th at 2-over-par 218 (71-75-72). The Buccaneer rookie collected two birdies over his first nine holes on Sunday to sit at 1-under at the turn, while a bogey on the par-4, 400-yard No. 6 moved him back to even for the round. Go parred his final three holes to finish with his 72. Overall, Go totaled 40 pars and six birdies over the 54-hole tournament, while being one of the top par-3 scorers on the weekend with a 2.92 average.
Individually, Oregon’s Norman Xiong and Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris earned medalist honors as they both finished 12-under-par 204 for the tournament. Xiong was the 36-hole leader and posted a 1-under 71 on Sunday, while Zalatoris carded a 4-under 68 to move into a tie atop the leaderboard.
Wake Forest claimed its third consecutive win at the Rod Myers Invitational as the Demon Deacons posted an 11-under 277 on Sunday en route to winning the tournament by seven shots over host Duke. Wake Forest recorded a three-round score of 29-under-par 835 (282-276-277), while Duke went low on Sunday with a 14-under 842. The Blue Devils finished 22-under-par 842, while Vanderbilt placed third at 18-under-par 846.
The Buccaneers finished 11th at 25-over-par 889 (288-297-304).
Sophomore Kevin Burns (Canton, Ga.) – who led the Blue and Gold on Saturday – finished tied for 40th (+7), while senior Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) and junior Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) both finished tied for 50th (+8). Freshmen Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) and Austin Carter (Kingsport, Tenn.) both made their collegiate debuts this weekend. Rhea finished 63rd (+13) and Carter – who played as an individual – tied for 40th.
The Bucs return to action in two weeks when ETSU heads to Kentucky for the Louisville Cardinal Classic, which begins Friday, Sept. 29.
For more information on ETSU men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf link.