ETSU men currently 11th at Landfall Tradition

Friday, October 31, 2003

WILMINGTON, N.C. (October 31, 2003) - The East Tennessee State's men's golf team finished the first round of the Landfall Tradition in 11th place, 21 strokes back of first-place Minnesota following Friday's play at the Country Club of Landfall's Nicklaus Course.

The Buccaneers were led by freshman Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales), who posted an even-par 72 for the day and finished tied for 10th. Davies trails individual leader Justin Collins of Ohio State by six strokes, after Collins swept to a three-stroke lead over Tennessee's John Scott Rattan and Minnesota's Justin Smith, who are both currently tied for second.

As for the rest of the Bucs, junior Chase Baldwin (Plant City, Fla.) tied for 22nd at 3-over, junior Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) tied for 41st at 5-over, junior Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) tied for 55th at 9-over, and sophomore Andrew Paduch (Johnson City) ended the day tied for 57th at 11-over.

The event will continue with second round play Saturday at the Country Club of Landfall, and final round play will culminate on Sunday. The Landfall Tradition is the final tournament for the Bucs during the fall semester.

Landfall Tradition
CC of Landfall-Nicklaus Wilmington NCC
Dates: 10/31 - 11/02 (Today:10-31-2003)
Par: 72
Yardage: 6973

Team Results
Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores
1 Minnesota, Univ. of 284
2 Ohio State Univ. 286
3 Penn State U. 295
4 Tennessee, Univ. of 296
5 N. Car. Wilmington 297
  Florida State Univ. 297
7 Tulsa, U. of 300
8 Memphis, U. of 301
9 Missouri, U. of 302
10 Purdue University 304
11 East Tennessee St. 305
12 Virginia Tech 306

Individual Results
Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores
1 Justin Collins Ohio State 32- 34 66
2 John Scott Rattan Tennessee 36- 33 69
  Justin Smith Minnesota 36- 33 69
4 Chris Noel Tulsa 34- 36 70
  Ryan Paulson Minnesota 36- 34 70
  Jason Pannone Penn State 36- 34 70

ETSU Results
11 East Tennessee St. 305    
T 10 Rhys Davies 36- 36 72
T 22 Chase Baldwin 37- 38 75
T 41 Cennydd Mills 36- 41 77
T 55 Jeremy Hobson 44- 37 81
T 57 Andrew Paduch 40- 43 83
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