Davies Leads Bucs in Second Round of Puerto Rico Classic
Davies Leads Bucs in Second Round of Puerto Rico Classic
Monday, February 14, 2022

ETSU slides to 10th in field

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 14, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team dropped six spots following the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic, despite carding a 284 (-4) as a team.

ETSU was led today by veteran golfer Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) with a 3-under-par (69), his seventh sub-70 round of the season. Davies began his day on the par-5 5th hole with a birdie to quickly jump into red figures. Five holes later, the England native surrendered the birdie with a bogey on the par-4 10th. After three consecutive pars, Davies caught fire with four birdies in a five-hole span, with a bogey sandwiched in between. The 3-under-par (69) allowed Davies to climb 10 spots into a tie for 24th.

Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) closely followed Davies with a 2-under-par (70) in his second round. The Norway native had a roller coaster of a round with six birdies, four bogeys and eight pars. Ege began his day with back-to-back bogeys before a birdie on the par-3 8th hole. Ege, who started on hole No. 6, played holes 10-18 at 1-under-par with three birdies and two bogeys. Ege climbs 10 spots into a tie for 50th following the second round.

Ben Carberry (Bonnybridge, Scotland) and Algot Kleen (Fiskebackskil, Sweden) recorded the final two countable scores for the Bucs. Carberry turned in an even-par (72) performance with four birdies to his credit today. Carberry currently sits in a tie for 19th following the second round. Kleen finished at 1-over-par (73) and currently sits in a tie for 68th.

Jack Tickle (Bristol, Tenn.) maintained his strong performance with two birdies and one bogey on the day to card a second consecutive round below par. Tickle, competing as an individual, is currently tied for 32nd with a tournament score of 4-under-par.

Georgia maintains its lead atop the standings following a 20-under-par (268) second round, climbing to 43-under-par for the tournament. The Bulldogs are followed by Oklahoma (-39) and Tennessee (-32).

Oklahoma’s Chris Gotterup leads the individual field at 14-under-par after carding an 8-under-par (64) second round. Georgia’s Trent Phillips (-13) and Oklahoma’s Patrick Welch (-12) round out the top three.

ETSU will close out the event tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. (ET), playing alongside Marquette and Iowa.

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