Hickman makes move at Furman Intercollegiate

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bucs tied for 10th after 36 holes of play

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 23, 2013) – Freshman Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) moved up the leaderboard following the second round of the Furman Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon from the Furman University Golf Club.

The Centreville, Md. native entered the round tied for 58th, but Hickman catapulted his way up the leaderboard after firing a 2-under-par 70, moving into a tie for 26th. Hickman – who had a pair of birdies on the front nine and three more on the back – enters Sunday’s final round at 2-over 146. Meanwhile, freshman Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and sophomore Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) are also tied for 26th. Kristjansson fired a 1-under on the front nine, but double bogeyed the 419-yard, par-4 12th and bogeyed the 469-yard, par-4 13th to finish 2-over on Saturday. Meanwhile, Pugh carded his second straight round with a 73.

Virginia Tech held its four-shot lead over No. 15 North Florida, as the Hokies shot a 2-under-par 286 on Saturday and are at 10-under 566 for the first two rounds.  The Hokies also hold a share of the lead on the individual board as Trevor Cone and Iowa State’s Scott Fernandez are tied at 7-under 137.

ETSU fired its second straight 7-over 295 for the tournament and the Bucs are tied for 10th with Georgia State and Gardner-Webb.

The Bucs tee off the final round at 1:10 p.m., Sunday afternoon. ETSU will be paired with Gardner-Webb and Georgia State.

Live scoring of the tournament can be accessed by visiting Golfstat.com.

For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf page.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College