PINEHURST, N.C. (March 7, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team not only had to battle the difficult challenge provided by Pinehurst No. 2, but it also had to take on a steady 25 mph wind with gusts over 35 mph. The Bucs completed the opening day of the Wake Forest Invitational in solo ninth at 42-over-par (602).
The Bucs were led by Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) who is currently sitting in a tie for seventh overall. The Welsh international golfer posted a 4-over-par (74) in the opening round with one birdie and five bogeys. Davies’ first round saw him sitting in a tie for 12th overall. The second round, Davies carded a 1-over-par (71) to jump five spots into a tie for 7th with three birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey. Davies began both rounds on hole No. 13 and posted a double bogey on the par-4 16th hole. The redshirt-sophomore then responded with three birdies in the next eight holes to climb to 1-under-par for the second round. However, Davies finished the day with two bogeys in the final six holes to finish with a 71 (+1).
Davies is followed by Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada) who is tied for 33rd at 12-over-par (152). Chartier began his day with seven consecutive pars in the opening round before picking up his first bogey on the par-4 2nd hole. The Canada product responded with a birdie on the par-5 5th hole to climb back to even par. However, Chartier played the final six holes at 4-over-par to cap off a 74 (+4) opening round. The second round saw Chartier birdie the par-5 5th hole for the second consecutive round. Unfortunately, Chartier also added seven bogeys and one double bogey to drop to 33rd on the player leaderboard.
Both Ben Carberry (Bonnybridge, Scotland) and Jack Tickle (Bristol, Tenn.) are tied for 45th on the leaderboard at 15-over-par (155). Carberry carded three birdies on the day, while Tickle turned in a 5-over-par (75) second round, a five-stroke swing from his opening 18 holes.
Clemson leads the field at 20-over-par (580), 11 strokes ahead of Duke (+31) and 12 strokes clear of East Carolina (+32).
Clemson’s Colby Patton leads the individual leaderboard at 1-over-par (141). Patton is followed by teammate Zack Gordon (+3) and San Francisco’s Soren Lind (+3) to round out the top three.
The Bucs will be back in action in the final round of the Wake Forest Invitational on Tuesday morning beginning at 8:50 a.m. The Bucs will play alongside Augusta and Iowa.
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