ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 22, 2022) – Led by veterans Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) and Archie Davies (Carlisle, England), the ETSU men’s golf team completed second round play at the prestigious Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Saturday at the Lakeside Course.
Ege, who led the Blue and Gold on Friday, used some of his round one mojo as he got hot down the stretch to remain in contention. The Norwegian strung together four straight birdies from holes No. 12-15 and capped off the round with another bird on the par-5, 564-yard No. 18 to finish with a 2-under 70. Through 36 holes, Ege is tied for fifth at 6-under-par 138, while his 15 birdies lead the 75-man field.
Meanwhile, Davies had ETSU’s best round of the day as he registered a 4-under 68, moving 12 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 13th. Davies did most of his damage on the front nine where he bagged three birdies and six pars, while he posted two birdies, six pars and one bogey on the back to finish with the 68.
Georgia Tech’s Hiroshi Tai – who was tied for the lead coming into the day – carded a 3-under 69 and is all alone atop the individual leaderboard at 10-under-par 134. Tennessee’s Caleb Surratt (No. 47 via Golfstat) is one stroke back at 9-under-par 135, while Pepperdine’s William Mouw (No. 97) and Washington’s Bo Peng are tied for third at 7-under-par 137.
Georgia Tech remained in the team lead as the 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets carded a 9-under 279 on Saturday and are 21-under-par 555 for the tournament. The hosts will take a three-shot lead into Sunday’s final round as No. 10 Tennessee went low (-16) and is at 18-under-par 558, while No. 25 Pepperdine is third at 17-under-par 559.
The Bucs recorded a 4-under-par 284 on Saturday and moved one up the board into 10th. ETSU is 2-under-par 574 through the first two rounds.
Freshman Carson Kammann (Knoxville, Tenn.) used a strong run on the back nine to give ETSU a countable score. Kammann put together three straight birdies on holes 11-13 en route to finishing with a 1-under 71.
ETSU will be grouped with Texas A&M and Duke in Sunday’s final round where they go out at 9:20 a.m. from No. 10.
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