Rhea Captures Third Weekly Honor
Rhea Captures Third Weekly Honor
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Rhea cards Top 5 finish at Seminole Intercollegiate

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 26, 2020) – ETSU Men’s Golfer and Tennessee native Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) has laid claim to his third Southern Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week award this year. Rhea captured the honor in back-to-back weeks on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. The league office announced the award on Wednesday afternoon.

Rhea turned in his fourth Top-10 finish of the season and second inside the Top-5 following his fifth-place finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate hosted by Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. Rhea carded a 1-under-par (215) tournament to place in a tie for fifth, pacing the then-ranked No. 25 ETSU squad to a second-place finish in the 14-team field.

The Tennessee native opened the tournament with a 2-under-par (70) that saw him positioned in a tie for second. However, Rhea stumbled through his second round with a 4-over-par (76) to drop to a tie for 15th at 2-over-par following the conclusion of the opening day on Saturday. The ETSU junior showed his poise and control in Sunday’s round, rebounding with a 3-under-par (69), his lowest round of the event. Rhea’s sub-70 round was his fifth of the season and allowed him to climb 10 spots into a tie for fifth for the event. The Tennessee native also led the field in birdies (14) and had the second-best par-4 scoring of the tournament at 3-under-par.

Rhea and the rest of the Bucs will be back in action on March 9-10 when the 23rd ranked squad travels to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to take part in the General Hackler Championship.

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