ETSU men's golf finishes first round of NCAA East Regional in 13th
James Johnson is currently the Bucs top performer with a 24th-place finish after first round play
James Johnson is currently the Bucs top performer with a 24th-place finish after first round play

Thursday, May 15, 2003

AUBURN, Ala. (May 15, 2003) - After one round of the NCAA East Regional at the Auburn University Club, the East Tennessee State men's golf team is still within striking distance of an all-important Top 10 finish and a bid to the NCAA Championships to be played May 27-30 in Stillwater, Okla. The Buccaneers shot a team score of 9-over-par 297 Thursday and are four strokes behind 10th-place Vanderbilt.

ETSU senior James Johnson (Barbados) led the Bucs with an even-par 72, finishing tied for 24th. Meanwhile, sophomore Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) placed in a tie for 45th at 2-over and freshman Derek McNamara (Galway, Ireland) ended the day tied for 55th at 3-over. Sophomore Chase Baldwin (Plant City, Fla.) and sophomore Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassas, Fla.) rounded out the Bucs scoring with a 4-over 76 and 8-over 80, respectively.

Tennessee currently leads the field at 7-under, while South Alabama's Gareth Maybin is atop the individual leaderboard with a five-under 67. Second round play in the regional will continue today in Auburn.

Team Results
T1 Tennessee, Univ. of -7 F -7 281 281
T1 Georgia Tech -7 F -7 281 281
3 Clemson -3 F -3 285 285
4 Duke University -2 F -2 286 286
T5 Florida +2 F +2 290 290
T5 Augusta State +2 F +2 290 290
T5 Wake Forest Univ. +2 F +2 290 290
T8 Georgia State Univ. +4 F +4 292 292
T8 Auburn +4 F +4 292 292
10 Vanderbilt +5 F +5 293 293
The top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Finals
(Ties will be broken with a playoff)
11 Charleston, Coll. of +7 F +7 295 295
12 South Carolina +8 F +8 296 296
13 East Tennessee St. +9 F +9 297 297
14 N. Car. Wilmington +12 F +12 300 300
T15 Jacksonville St. +14 F +14 302 302
T15 Virginia Tech +14 F +14 302 302
17 Georgia Southern +15 F +15 303 303
18 Penn State U. +17 F +17 305 305
19 Binghamton Univ. +19 F +19 307 307
T20 Alabama, U. of +22 F +22 310 310
T20 Rhode Island, U. of +22 F +22 310 310
T22 Maryland, U. of +23 F +23 311 311
T22 James Madison Univ. +23 F +23 311 311
24 Liberty University +24 F +24 312 312
T25 Charleston Southern +29 F +29 317 317
T25 Yale University +29 F +29 317 317
27 Jackson State Univ. +47 F +47 335 335

Individual Results
- T1 Gareth Maybin * South Alabama, U. of -5 F -5 67 67
- T1 Ross McGowan Tennessee, Univ. of -5 F -5 67 67
- T3 Troy Matteson Georgia Tech -4 F -4 68 68
- T3 Alvero Velasco * Coastal Carolina -4 F -4 68 68
- T5 Wm. Ted Brown * VCU -3 F -3 69 69
- T5 James Heath Augusta State -3 F -3 69 69
- T5 Gregg Jones Clemson -3 F -3 69 69
- T5 Martin Rominger South Carolina -3 F -3 69 69
- T5 Neel Williams Yale University -3 F -3 69 69

ETSU Results
- T24 James Johnson East Tennessee St. E F E 72 72
- T45 Cennydd Mills East Tennessee St. +2 F +2 74 74
- T55 Derek McNamara East Tennessee St. +3 F +3 75 75
- T69 Chase Baldwin East Tennessee St. +4 F +4 76 76
- T115 Jeremy Hobson East Tennessee St. +8 F +8 80 80
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