Buccaneer men's golf finishes sixth in Seminole Intercollegiate

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2003) - Senior James Johnson (Barbados) and sophomore Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) both tied for 13th to lead ETSU to a sixth place finish in the Seminole Intercollegiate, Tuesday from Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

As a team, the Bucs (289-295-285=869) shot a 285 in the final round, their best round of the tournament and the second-best round of the day. No. 11 North Carolina was the team champion in the event, shooting a three-round 869. With the Buccaneers' great final round, they distanced themselves from No. 13 Northwestern, who finished six strokes behind the Bucs.

ETSU had three individuals finish in the top-20, led by Johnson and Hobson. Johnson had the best round of the day for the Buccaneers, firing a 3-under-par 69 to finish at even-par (75-72-69=216) for the tournament. Hobson carded a 2-under-par 70 on Tuesday to also end the tournament at even-par (72-74-70=216).

Sophomore Chase Baldwin (Brandon, Fla.), who carded a 69 in Monday's first round, finished up the tournament with a final-round 72 on Tuesday. Baldwin finished the day in a toe for 17th at 1-over-par (69-76-72=217).

Senior Adam Riddering (Maple Grove, Minn.) was the next Buccaneer finisher, tying for 32nd (73-74-74=221) after shooting his second-consecutive 2-over-par 74 in the final round of play. Freshman Derek McNamara (Galway, Ireland) finished two strokes behind Riddering, tying for 52nd (76-75-74=225) after shooting his best round of the tournament on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers return to action on Mar. 15-16 from the Birkdale Collegiate Classic from Charlotte, N.C.

Seminole Intercollegiate
Golden Eagle C.C.
Tallahassee, Fla.
Fin. Team Results:
1. North Carolina 285-279-285=849
2. Wake Forest 286-283-286=855
3. South Carolina 290-276-292=858
4. Coll. Of Charleston 282-294-284=860
5. Tennessee 282-293-288=863
6. ETSU 289-295-285=869
7. Northwestern 297-283-295=875
8. Kentucky 299-283-294=876
9. Florida State 300-288-288=876
10. South Carolina-Aiken 299-288-298=885
11. Georgia State 296-305-286=887
12. Mississippi 300-295-294=889
13. Virginia 297-299-296=892
14. UAB 294-304-300=898
15. North Florida 306-307-298=911
Individual Top-10
1. Dustin Bray, UNC 67-71-67=205
2. David Skinns, Tenn. 69-70-70=209
3. Bill Haas, Wake Forest 68-72-70=210
  Brent Wanner, Wake Forest 71-69-70=210
  Richard Treis, UNC 70-69-71=210
6. Erik Johansen, South Carolina 70-70-72=212
  Bjorn Widerstedt, Northestern 73-66-73=212
8. Bruce McDonald, CofC 70-74-69=213
  Matt Kohn, Kentucky 74-71-68=213
  Nash Elliott, South Carolina 72-65-76=213
ETSU Finishers:
T13. James Johnson 75-72-69=216
T13. Jeremy Hobson 72-74-70=216
T17. Chase Baldwin 69-76-72=217
T32. Adam Riddering 73-74-74=221
T52. Derek McNamara 76-75-74=225
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