Davies fires career-best round to lead ETSU men's golf team

Monday, October 20, 2003

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2003) - East Tennessee State freshman Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) shot a career-best, 3-under-par 69 and tied for 23rd (76-69=145 +1) following second-round play Monday in the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions at the Holston Hills Country Club.

Davies' efforts powered ETSU, which had a team score of 12-over-par and has garnered a 12th-place standing heading into Tuesday's final round. Currently, the Swedish National team leads the event at 13-under, while Georgia Southern is the top collegiate team at 10-under.

Individually, Jonas Blixt of the Swedish National team tops the leaderboard at 11-under (68-65=133), while Georgia Southern's Aron Price is second at 9-under (69-66=135).

As for the rest of the Bucs, junior Chase Baldwin (Plant City, Fla.) is currently tied for 30th at 2-over, sophomore Noel Kavanagh (Westport, Ireland) is tied for 38th at 3-over, junior Jeremy Hobson (Thonotosassa, Fla.) is tied for 54th at 6-over, and junior Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales) suffered through a tough day finishing 70th at 11-over.

Final round play will conclude Tuesday.

Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions
Holston Hills CC Knoxville, TN
Dates: 10/20 - 10/21 (Today:10-20-2003)
Par: 72 Yardage: 6991

Team Results
Fin. School Scores
1 Swedish National 279 284 563
T 2 Georgia Southern U. 285 281 566
T 2 Tennessee, Univ. of 284 282 566
4 Vanderbilt Univ. 286 284 570
5 Pepperdine Univ. 292 282 574
6 Tennessee (White) 289 289 578
7 South Alabama, U. of 289 292 581
8 Virginia, U. of 294 289 583
T 9 Auburn University 303 281 584
T 9 Tulane University 296 288 584
11 Southern Mississippi 298 287 585
12 East Tennessee St. 294 294 588
13 James Madison Univ. 301 288 589
14 Memphis, U. of 299 295 594
15 Rice University 300 301 601
 
Individual Leaders
1 Jonas Blixt 68 65 133
2 Aron Price 69 66 135
3 Jeremy Luce 67 69 136
T 4 Mark Donnell 70 67 137
T 4 Jay Woodson 71 66 137
 
ETSU Results
T 23 Rhys Davies 76 69 145
T 30 Chase Baldwin 71 75 146
T 38 Noel Kavanagh 74 73 147
T 54 Jeremy Hobson 73 77 150
70 Cennydd Mills 78 77 155
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