Men’s Golf Returns to action at Kiawah
Men’s Golf Returns to action at Kiawah
Friday, February 12, 2021

ETSU to compete in 2021 Kiawah Invitational

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team will return to team play beginning on Sunday, Feb. 14 for a three-day tournament in Kiawah Island, S.C. The Bucs will be one of 14 teams competing in the Kiawah Invitational, hosted by College of Charleston. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Dates: 
Sunday, Feb. 14 – Monday, Feb. 16
Location: 
Kiawah Island, S.C. | Oak Point Golf Course
Course Info: 
Par 72 – 6,701 yards
Weather: Sunday (High 51, Low 48); Monday (High 53, Low 52); Tuesday (High 58, Low 44)
Format: 
18-18-18 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
Tee Times:
8:30 (Sunday 1/10); 8:30 (Monday 1/10); 8:00 (Tuesday 1/10)
Live Stats: GolfStat

Buc Nation
The Bucs are gearing up for their second team tournament of the spring season, having finished 8th in the last team event on Jan. 27. ETSU will be sending five competitors to compete for the team, while also traveling an individual to the event. Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) will anchor the squad in the top spot. The redshirt-freshman has claimed a pair of 11th-place finishes this season, including at the Southwestern Invitational. Davies will be followed by Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) who is averaging just north of 75 strokes per round. Hulbert’s best finish of the season was a T-3rd result at the Scenic City Collegiate on Sept. 22.

Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) and Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) will hold the No. 3 and No. 4 spots in the lineup. Go aims to return to mid-season form heading into the Kiawah Invitational. In eight rounds this season, the Japan native is averaging 75.1 strokes per round. Rhea has stumbled out of the gate but still has a top-10 finish to his resumé this season. Rhea finished T-9th at the Scenic City Collegiate in Ooltewah, Tenn.

Sam Espinosa (Pedrena, Spain) rounds out the team lineup in the fifth spot after a strong result at the Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate on Feb. 1. The redshirt-freshman competitor locked in solo 8th in Statesboro, Ga. after shooting a 10-over-par (226). The lone individual competing for the Blue & Gold will be Ben Carberry (Bonnybridge, Scotland) who made his collegiate debut at the Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate. Carberry finished 10th in his first career event, posting a 12-over-par (228).

About the Tournament
The 2021 Kiawah Invitational will be played at the Oak Point Golf Course and is hosted by the College of Charleston. The 54-hole event will span over three days, with golfers playing 18 holes each day. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. for the first two days with competitors teeing off holes No. 1 and No. 10. Tuesday’s final round will also have split tees but will commence at 8:00 a.m.

Oak Point Golf Course was originally designed by Clyde Johnston and features new paspalum grass. The course is a true shotmaker’s test, featuring undulating fairways and challenging greens. It is known to favor those with a “thinking” approach as opposed to raw power.

The Field
The 2021 Kiawah Invitational features 14 teams in the field. The tournament features big names such as: Clemson (#7), Iowa (RV), Kentucky (#37), Maryland, Michigan State (RV) and Wake Forest (#7) just to name a few. ETSU enters as the 29th-ranked team according to GolfState (updated Nov. 17, 2020).

ETSU’s Lineup
ETSU will use the lineup of: 1) Archie Davies; 2) Trevor Hulbert; 3) Shiso Go; 4) Jack Rhea; 5) Sam Espinosa and Ind.) Ben Carberry.

Coverage
Fans are encouraged to follow along in all three rounds as live stats will be provided by GolfStat. Fans can also tune in to Twitter by following @ETSU_MGolf.

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