SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2018) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up first round play at the Louisville Cardinal Challenge on Friday afternoon from the University of Louisville Golf Club. Sophomore Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) and redshirt junior Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) both fired a 2-under-par 69.
Go, who is coming off his fifth straight top-20 finish at last weekend’s Rod Myers Invitational, used a solid finish to move up the leaderboard. The Buccaneer sophomore was even-par after making the turn; however, Go carded two birdies and seven pars over his final nine holes to move into a tie for 16th.
Likewise, Hulbert – playing as an individual – also caught fire after turn as he birdied three of his first five holes to get to two-under for the round. Hulbert started on the back nine and bogeyed the par-5, 508-yard No. 17; however, he started his birdie run on the par-4, 295-yard No. 2, while also adding back-to-back birdies on No. 4 and 5 to record the strong finish.
Duke’s Alex Smalley holds the individual lead after round one as he fired a 10-under-par 61, while a group of five golfers are tied for second at 7-under 64.
The Blue Devils also hold the team lead as Duke carded a 27-under-par 257 on Friday en route to grabbing an 11-shot lead over Wake Forest and host Louisville. South Florida and Western Kentucky round out the top-five as they are tied for fourth at 7-under-par 277.
ETSU posted a 6-over-par 290 in the opening round and sits in 15th.
Sophomore Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) and senior Geuntae Kim(Daegu, South Korea) both registered a one-over 72 and are tied for 47th.
Second round play gets underway Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. The Bucs, who are paired with Louisiana Tech, Charlotte and Louisiana, tee off at 10:12 a.m. from No. 10.
Live scoring for the tournament will be provided via Golfstat. Recaps and scores will be posted on ETSUBucs.com following each round, while Twitter updates can be accessed by following @ETSU_MGolf.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf page.