Former ETSU star Rhys Davies set to tee off at British Open

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (July 14, 2010) - Former ETSU All-American Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) is set to make his second career start at the British Open when he tees off Thursday morning at the historic Old Course at St. Andrews. Davies will begin his first round at golf's oldest major at 9:31 a.m. (ET).

 

Davies, the three-time first team All-American, 10-time collegiate winner at ETSU and current European Tour star will be paired with 12-time winner on tour and 1997 British Open champion, Justin Leonard and the 19th ranked player in the world and last week's Barclay's Scottish Open champion, Edoardo Molinari.

 

Davies, who won his first European Tour event back in March at the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco, will look to win his first major championship this week at the Open Championship. The Open Championship will be the fourth major in which he has participated. He played in the 2007 and 2010 U.S. Open and last year's British Open. Davies is currently the seventh ranked player on the European Tour and the 49th ranked player in the world.

 

The Old Course at St. Andrews will be played as a par-72 and measuring 7,377 yards. ESPN is providing full coverage beginning at 4 a.m. (ET) tomorrow morning and will continue to 3 p.m.

 

For more on ETSU men's golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men's golf link.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington