JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2022) – The ETSU men’s golf team has some company atop the leaderboard as second round play of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate concluded on Monday from the Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn.
The Bucs, who started the day with a two-shot lead over Georgia Southern and Cincinnati and a seven-stroke advantage over Missouri, carded a 6-under-par 282 en route to moving to 17-under-par 559 for the tournament. Missouri went low to move among the leaders as the Tigers fired a 13-under 275, while Georgia Southern – who held the outright lead late in the second round – posted an 8-under 280.
Cincinnati ended the day the same way they started it, as the Bearcats are still two strokes back at 15-under-par 561 and Furman rounded out the top five teams at 8-under-par 568.
A trio of Bucs registered a 2-under 70 on Monday, while Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada) provided the fourth countable score with another even-par 72.
Freshman Carson Kammann (Knoxville, Tenn.) was one of the ETSU leaders at two-under on Monday as he posted three birdies on the back nine to get to his 70. Kammann is tied for 26th at 1-under-par 143, while Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) also posted a 70 to move into a tie for ninth at 5-under-par 139. Ege birdied three of the four par-5s on Monday, while Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) – who was five-under through 14 holes – was the final Buccaneer to finish with a 70. Davies was three-under when making the turn and moved to five-under for the round after collecting back-to-back birdies on No. 14 and 15. However, the Buccaneer All-American played the next three holes at four-over-par before ending with a birdie on the par-4, 436-yard No. 18. Davies is tied for 11th at 4-under-par 140.
For the tournament, Davies and Ege have both totaled 10 birdies, while the Bucs as a team lead the field with 43. ETSU is also just one of two teams to play the par-4s at below par (-1).
Individually, Florida Gulf Coast’s Pierre Viallaneix shot a 6-under 66 in round two to grab the lead at 10-under-par 134. Viallaneix will enter Tuesday’s final round with a two-shot advantage as Missouri’s Jack Lundin is at 8-under-par 136 and three golfers are tied for third at 7-under-par 137.
Ben Carr, the reigning tournament champion from Georgia Southern, went low as he carded an 8-under 64 to move 49 spots up the leaderboard into ninth at 5-under-par 139.
ETSU freshman Matty Dodd-Berry (Wirral, England), playing as an individual, had a stellar round as he posted a 5-under 67 to move 38 spots up the board into a tie for 20th at 2-under-par 142. Dodd-Berry, who recorded his lowest collegiate round, strung together four straight birdies over his final five holes to make his charge.
Tuesday’s final round gets underway at 8:30 a.m., while the Bucs go out starting at 10:10 a.m.
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