ETSU men's golf rallies for 9th place finish at Schenkel
Chase Baldwin
Chase Baldwin

Sunday, March 23, 2003

STATESBORO, Ga. (March 23, 2003) - After some early struggles in the first two rounds of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational Saturday at the Forest Heights Country Club, the East Tennessee State University men's golf team put together a strong showing on Sunday to climb from 13th to 9th with a team score of 9-over-par 873.

The Bucs finished ahead of teams such as highly-ranked Augusta State, in-state rival Tennessee, and fellow Southern Conference member Georgia Southern, in a event that featured four Top 10 teams. The Bucs were bolstered Sunday by a team-best, 6-under-par 66 by sophomore Chase Baldwin (Brandon, Fla.), a 2-under 70 from senior James Johnson (Barbados) and a 1-under 71 by sophomore Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales).

Mills was the highest ETSU finisher, placing in a tie for 26th (74-72-71=217), while Johnson finished tied for 35th (70-79-70=219 +3). True freshman Derek McNamara (Galway, Ireland) placed in a tie for 41st (75-73-74=222 +6), sophomore Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) ended the event tied for 54th (72-78-73=223 +7), and Baldwin rounded out Bucs' scoring with a 62nd-place finish (80-81-66=227 +11).

Fifth-ranked Wake Forest won the team championship, holding off No. 1-ranked Clemson by three strokes thanks to a team score of 20-under-par 844. Individually, Wake's Brent Wanner won by three strokes (75-67-65=207 -9), while Clemson's Jack Ferguson and D.J. Trahan, Wake Forest's Bill Hass and Georgia's Kevin Kisner all finished tied in second with scores of 6-under 210.

Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational
Forest Heights Country Club (Statesboro, Ga.)
Dates: 03/22 - 03/23 (Today: 03-23-2003)
Par: 72; Yardage: 6,962

Fin. School Scores
1 Wake Forest 285-284-275=844 -20
2 Clemson 281-286-280=847 -17
3 Georgia 289-287-278=854 -10
4 Florida 287-288-283=858 -6
5 Auburn 286-285-289=860 -4
6 North Carolina State 288-287-286=861 -3
7 South Carolina 293-287-289=869 +5
8 North Carolina 293-288-291=872 +8
9 East Tennessee State 291-302-280=873 +9
10 Augusta State 290-296-291=877 +13
11 Georgia Southern 299-292-288=879 +15
12 Lousiana State 296-297-287=880 +16
13 Tennessee 290-296-297=883 +19
14 Duke 293-297-297=887 +23
15 Ohio State 302-305-292=889 +35

Individual Results

1 Brent WanneR, Wake Forest 75-67-65=207 -9
2 Jack Ferguson, Clemson 72-67-71=210 -6
  Bill Hass, Wake Forest 71-70-69=210 -6
  Kevin Kisner, Georgia 69-74-67=210 -6
  D.J. Trahan, Clemson 70-72-68=210 -6

ETSU individual scores

T 26 Cennydd Mills 74-72-71=217 +1
T 35 James Johnson 70-79-70=219 +3
T 41 Derek McNamara 75-73-74=222 +6
T 54 Jeremy Hobson 72-78-73=223 +7
T 62 Chase Baldwin 80-81-66=227 +11
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