STATESBORO, Ga. (March 17, 2018) – ETSU freshman Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) fired a 3-under-par 69 en route to leading the ETSU men’s golf team in Saturday’s second round play at the Schenkel Invitational from Forest Heights Country Club.
Go moved 29 spots up the leaderboard and is tied for 29th at even-par 144 following 36 holes of play. The Buccaneer freshman totaled six birdies on the day, and put himself within reach of recording his first collegiate top-10 finish, as Go is four shots back of eight golfers who are tied for ninth at 4-under-par 140.
Vanderbilt continues to hold both the team and individual lead after 36 holes.
Theo Humphrey shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday and is in first-place at 9-under-par 135. Humphrey takes a one shot lead into the final round as three players are tied for second at 8-under-par 136.
The third-ranked Commodores still hold a nine-stroke advantage over No. 30 Kentucky. Vanderbilt posted a second round score of 9-under 279, which moved them to 23-under-par 553 for the tournament. Kentucky also fired a 9-under and sits at 14-under-par 562. Tournament host Georgia Southern went low at 12-under 276 to move into a tie for third with Mississippi State at 11-under-par 565.
With Go pacing the Blue and Gold on Saturday, fellow freshman Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) and sophomore Kevin Burns (Canton, Ga.) also gave ETSU solid performances in round two. Rhea – who went eagle-birdie-par in his final three holes on Saturday – shot a 2-under 70, while Burns closed out his round with three birdies and three pars to post an even-par 72.
As a team, the Bucs shaved five shots off their opening round score to move into a three-way tie for ninth at 1-under-par 575. ETSU – who is tied with Notre Dame and UAB – registered a 3-under 285 on Saturday.
The Bucs will tee off from No. 10 in Sunday’s final round starting at 9:33 a.m. ETSU is grouped with Minnesota and UAB.
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