Bucs move into second at Ka’anapali Classic
Bucs move into second at Ka’anapali Classic
Saturday, October 29, 2022

ETSU heads into Sunday’s final round six shots behind Oklahoma

LAHAINA, Hawaii (Oct. 29, 2022) – A day after low scores and records were being posted, conditions were not as favorable in Saturday’s second round of the Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate. The Bucs, who were one of six teams in the 20-team field to post a score below par, moved into second-place through two rounds of competition at the Ka’anapali Golf Course.

ETSU – coming off its 15-under 269 in the opener which tied the lowest round in program history – carded a 1-under 283 on Saturday and moved its total to 16-under-par 552. The Blue and Gold will enter Sunday’s final round six shots behind No. 11 Oklahoma as the Sooners sit 22-under-par 546 for the tournament. Oklahoma posted a 6-under 278 in round two.

The Bucs still lead the field with 46 total birdies and par-5 scoring at 23-under-par. 

With conditions deteriorating as the round went on due to heavy winds coming off the ocean, Liberty went low on Saturday as the No. 49 Flames recorded a 9-under 275 and jumped six spots up the leaderboard into fourth at 13-under-par 555. Clemson, the first round leader, sits in third-place at 15-under-par 553 after totaling a 2-over 286 in round two. 

The Bucs were led by red-shirt junior Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada) as he registered a 2-under 69 on Saturday and is even-par 142 for the tournament. Chartier bagged one of the Bucs’ two eagles as he posted a three on the par-5, 519-yard, No. 1, while also collecting three birdies on his scorecard. 

Freshman Matty Dodd-Berry (Wirral, England) still leads the Bucs as he’s tied for 12th at 4-under-par 138. The Buccaneer rookie started with a bang as he birdied his first three holes and played the front nine at four-under par, courtesy of five birdies, three pars and one bogey. Dodd-Berry seemed to rolling as he carded four straight pars following the turn, but native of Wirral, England had two double-bogeys and one bogey over his final five holes to finish with a 1-over 72. 

Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) and Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) are both tied for 18th at 3-under-par 139. The Buccaneer duo both had solid showings on the front nine but fluttered down the stretch as the winds picked up en route to shooting even-par 71s. Davies was two-under thru his first 11 holes and Ege – who had ETSU’s other eagle on the round – was three-under thru eight holes. 

The field is chasing North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik as he tallied his second straight 6-under 65, moving to 12-under-par 130. Gabrelcik holds a two-stroke advantage over Clemson’s Andrew Swanson – the day one leader – and a three-shot lead over Liberty’s Josh Ryan. Gabrelcik had the lowest round on the day. 

Sunday’s final round begins at 2 p.m. ET. The Bucs will be grouped with Oklahoma, Clemson and Liberty. 

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.

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