Ege leads Bucs in first round of Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Ege leads Bucs in first round of Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Friday, September 9, 2022

Kammann sitting fifth in individual event

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 9, 2022) – ETSU redshirt sophomore Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) led the ETSU men’s golf team in the opening round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, which got underway Friday from the Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale. In the individual event, freshman Carson Kammann (Knoxville, Tenn.) sits in fifth-place. 

In the team event, Ege is tied for 13th at 4-under 66 thanks to recording an eagle, three birdies, 13 pars and one bogey. Ege looks to carry momentum into Saturday’s second round after carding his eagle on the par-5, 561-yard No. 17. Overall, Ege played the back nine at three-under to move into the top-15 of the prestigious tournament. 

Auburn holds the team and individual lead as the Tigers – who were ranked No. 14 in the final Golfstat rankings in 2022 – hold a 10-shot lead at 22-under-par 258. Oregon, ranked 25th in Golfstat, is second at 12-under-par 268, while Washington and Tennessee are tied for third at 11-under 269. 

ETSU, ranked No. 25 in the preseason Golfweek poll, shot even-par 280 on Friday, placing them tied for 14th with No. 24 Clemson. 

The Bucs’ other countable scorers came from Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada), Algot Kleen (Fiskebackskil, Sweden) and Matty Dodd-Berry (Wirral, England). Chartier is tied for 36th at 1-under 69, Kleen posted a 2-over 72 and Perry finished at a 3-over 73 in his first collegiate round. 

The individuals are playing 54 holes at Desert Mountain (Outlaw Course) as they played 18 on Friday and are playing 36 holes on Saturday. 

Kammann enjoyed his first collegiate round as he carded a 5-under 67 and is in solo fifth. Kammann had three of his four birdies on the front nine and was flawless on day one as he added 14 pars to go with four birdies. 

Wake Forest’s Andrew McLauchlan holds the lead at 8-under-par 64. McLauchlan’s teammate Collin Adams is tied for second with Arizona State’s Michael Mjaaseth’s at 6-under 66 and Florida State’s Jack Bigham is fourth at 5-under-par 67.   

On Saturday, the Bucs go off at 12:40 p.m. ET from No. 10 at Mirabel Golf Club, while Kammann tees off at 11 a.m. ET at Desert Mountain. 

Fans can follow live scoring all weekend at Golfstat.com. In addition, live tweets will be available by following the Bucs on Twitter @ETSU_MGolf. 

For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf page.