Pugh’s run comes to an end at British Amateur

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 20, 2014) – After advancing to the fourth round of match play at the 119th British Amateur Championship on Friday, Rhys Pugh’s (Pontypridd, Wales) run came to an end as the ETSU rising senior fell to England’s Daniel Brown 3 and 2 at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.


Pugh, Ratliff enjoy strong showings for ETSU men’s golf

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 19, 2014) – A pair of ETSU men’s golfers are enjoying successful summer stints as rising senior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) has advanced to the third round of match play in the 119th Amateur Championship and incoming freshman Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) qualified for the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship earlier this week.


Meronk lands PING All-Region honors

NORMAN, Okla. (May 22, 2014) – Sophomore Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) earned PING All-Region honors, which was announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday.


ETSU men’s golf finishes tied for eighth at NCAA Regional

EUGENE, Ore. (May 17, 2014) – After making a move in Friday’s second round, the ETSU men’s golf team couldn’t propel its way into the top five as the Buccaneers finished tied for eighth at the Eugene Regional on Saturday at the Eugene Country Club.


Men’s Golf makes move on day two at NCAA Regional

EUGENE, Ore. (May 16, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team made a move on day two of the NCAA Regional as the Bucs jumped into eighth-place at 29-over-par 589 on Friday from the Eugene Country Club.


Pugh paces Bucs on opening day of NCAA Regional

EUGENE, Ore. (May 15, 2014) – Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) paced the ETSU men’s golf team in Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA Regional as the Welshman fired a 2-over-par 72 and the Bucs sit in 11th-place at 16-over-par 296 at the Eugene Country Club.


Bucs begin NCAA Regional action Thursday in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. (May 14, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team makes its 23rd NCAA Regional appearance this week as the Bucs begin play in the Eugene Regional on Thursday from the Eugene Country Club.


Men’s Golf heads to Oregon for NCAA Regional

EUGENE, Ore. (May 5, 2014) – For the 23rd time in program history, the ETSU men’s golf team will play in the NCAA Regional as the Bucs head to Oregon for the Eugene Regional, which will be played May 15-17 at the Eugene Country Club.


Pugh receives Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors

MACON, Ga. (April 30, 2014) – A day after being named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun, ETSU junior golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) landed A-Sun All-Academic honors as it was released by the league office on Wednesday.


Pugh, Meronk land all-conference honors

MACON, Ga. (April 29, 2014) – Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) and sophomore Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) were named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun as the league office released its men’s golf postseason honors on Tuesday.


Men’s Golf finishes third at A-Sun Championship

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 22, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team needed to make up 11 shots in the final round of the Atlantic Sun Championship, but despite posting the lowest score on Tuesday, the Bucs were unable to gain any ground on the leaders.


Men’s Golf tied for third at A-Sun Championship

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 21, 2014) – Despite posting the second-lowest score of the day, the ETSU men’s golf team was still unable to gain any ground on the leaders following second round play at the Atlantic Sun Championship on Monday at The Legends Golf Club.


Bucs in fourth after first round at A-Sun Championship

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 20, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team carded an 11-over-par 299 and sit in fourth-place after the first round of the Atlantic Sun Championship, which began Sunday at The Legends Golf Club.


Men’s Golf begins run for A-Sun Championship on Sunday

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 19, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team begins its quest for an Atlantic Sun Championship Sunday morning as the Bucs begin play at The Legends Golf Club in Braselton, Ga.


Meronk leads ETSU into sixth at Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 6, 2014) – Sophomore Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) fired a third-round 5-under-par 66 on Sunday to help propel the ETSU men’s golf team to a sixth-place overall finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.


ETSU wraps up second round at Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 5, 2014) – After shooting a 10-over-par 294 in first round action on Friday, the ETSU men’s golf team carded a 299 second round on Saturday to place eighth overall on the team leaderboard with a 593 (+25) at the Mason Rudolph Championship.


Bucs seventh after first round at Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 4, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up first round play at the Mason Rudolph Championship on Friday; sitting in seventh after posting a team score of 294 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.


ETSU prepares for Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 3, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team makes its final tune up before the Atlantic Sun Championship as the Bucs prepare for the Mason Rudolph Championship, which begins Friday morning at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.


Bucs finish second at Seahawk Intercollegiate

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 17, 2014) – Due to cold and rainy conditions in Wilmington, N.C., the final round of the Seahawk Intercollegiate was cancelled on Monday morning at the Country Club of Landfall.


ETSU in second after day one of Seahawk Intercollegiate

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 16, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team overcame cold and rainy conditions to move its way into second-place following the first two rounds of the Seahawk Intercollegiate on Sunday at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.


Men’s Golf gears up for Seahawk Intercollegiate

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 15, 2014) – Coming off a fourth-place showing earlier this week at the General Hackler Championship, the ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs play at the Seahawk Intercollegiate, which will be played at the Country Club of Landfall.


Pugh, Hickman guide ETSU at General Hackler Championship

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (March 11, 2014) – Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) and sophomore Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) both posted top-20 finishes as the ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up final round play at the General Hackler Championship on Tuesday afternoon at TPC Myrtle Beach.


Pugh leads field at General Hackler Championship

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (March 10, 2014) -- Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) led the ETSU men's golf team in the first two rounds of the General Hackler Championship as the Welshman fired a 1-under-par 143 on Monday at the TPC Myrtle Beach.


ETSU begins play at General Hackler Championship on Monday

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (March 9, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this week as the Bucs begin play at the General Hackler Championship on Monday from the TPC Myrtle Beach.


Bucs finish tied for ninth at Puerto Classic

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 25, 2014)Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland) and Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) both fired a 1-under 71 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday, and the ETSU men’s golf team tied for ninth after carding a 4-over-par 868 from the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa’s River Course.


Hickman guides Bucs in second round of Puerto Rico Classic

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 24, 2014) – Coming off a disappointing showing in Sunday’s opening round of the Puerto Rico Classic, the ETSU men’s golf team made a charge on Monday as the Bucs fired a 5-under-par 283 and were led by the strong play of sophomore Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) from the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa’s River Course.


Men’s Golf concludes opening day at Puerto Rico Classic

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 23, 2014) – Sophomore Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) led the ETSU men’s golf team as the Bucs wrapped up first round play at the Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday from the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa’s River Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.


Bucs back in action Sunday in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 22, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs begin play in the Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday from the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa’s River Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.


Men’s Golf ties for ninth at Sea Best Invitational

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2014) – Sophomores Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) and Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) led the ETSU men’s golf team as the Buccaneers finished tied for ninth at the Sea Best Invitational on Tuesday afternoon from the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.


Bucs in middle of pack after day one at Sea Best Invitational

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team sits in the middle of the pack in the 16-team field of the Sea Best Invitational after play was suspended on Monday evening from the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.


Men’s Golf opens spring season Monday at Sea Best Invitational

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2014) – The ETSU men’s golf team opens its 2014 season Monday morning as the Bucs gear up for the Sea Best Invitational, which is hosted by Jacksonville University at the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.


ETSU athletes wrap up impressive fall in the classroom

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2014) – As the spring semester approaches, ETSU student-athletes will look to build upon an impressive number of academic achievements during the 2013 fall semester.


ETSU Athletics announces #BacktheBucs Selfie Contest

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2013) – Want to show your pride in ETSU athletics and have a chance to win a prize pack full of unique Buccaneer gifts? Then take out those smart phones and get creative.


Pugh concludes play at All-America Golf Classic

EL PASO, Texas (Nov. 26, 2013) – ETSU junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) began and ended the final round of the Sun Bowl Western Refining All-America Golf Classic with a birdie en route to firing a 1-under-par 70 on Tuesday from the El Paso Country Club.


Pugh wraps up day one at All-America Golf Classic

EL PASO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2013) – ETSU junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) wrapped up day one of the Sun Bowl Western Refining All-America Golf Classic on Monday from the El Paso Country Club.


Pugh gears up for this week’s All-America Golf Classic

EL PASO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2013) – ETSU junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) will play in what is ranked “The No. 1 tournament in collegiate golf” this week as the Buccaneer junior golfer gears up for the Sun Bowl Western Refining All-America Golf Classic, beginning Monday morning at the El Paso Country Club.


Men’s Golf inks two during early signing period

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2013) – East Tennessee State University head men’s golf coach Fred Warren announced Thursday that Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Conor Rodrigues (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) have signed their national letters of intent to play for the Bucs next fall.


ETSU concludes play at Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

KAUAI, Hawaii (Nov. 6, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season by finishing tied for 10th at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational on Wednesday from the Makai Golf Club at Princeville.


Gradecki leads Bucs at Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

KAUAI, Hawaii (Nov. 5, 2013) – Freshman Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland) fired a 3-under 69 and led the ETSU men’s golf team in the second of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational on Tuesday from the Makai Golf Club at Princeville.


Bucs off to strong start at Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

KAUAI, Hawaii (Nov. 4, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team got off to a strong start in the first round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational on Monday from the Makai Golf Club at Princeville.


Men’s Golf wraps up fall season this week in Hawaii

KAUAI, Hawaii. (Nov. 3, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team wraps up its fall season this week as the Bucs gear up for the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, which begins Monday from the Makai Golf Club at Princeville.


Pugh picks up another A-Sun Golfer of the Week honor

MACON, Ga. (Oct. 23, 2013) – For the second time this month, ETSU men’s golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) received Atlantic Sun Golfer of the Week honors, which was announced by the league office on Wednesday.


Men’s Golf wraps up play at U.S. Collegiate Championship

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2013) – For the third straight tournament, ETSU junior golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) posted a top-10 finish as the Bucs wrapped up play at the United States Collegiate Championship on Sunday afternoon from The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course.


Pugh continues to guide Bucs at U.S. Collegiate Championship

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up second round play at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, and junior Buccaneer golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) continued his strong play, carding a 1-under-par 71 on Saturday from The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course.


Pugh, Gradecki pace Bucs in opening round of USCC

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 18, 2013) – Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) fired a 3-under-par 69 and freshman Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland) posted an even-par 72, as the ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up first round play at the United States Collegiate Championship on Friday from The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course.


Men’s Golf heads to Georgia for U.S. Collegiate Championship

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 17, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs gear up for the U.S. Collegiate Championship, which begins Friday at The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course.


Bucs finish fourth at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team finished fourth and junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) tied for eighth as the final round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate concluded Sunday afternoon at the Blackthorn Club.


ETSU in contention at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2013) – Despite seeing its seven-shot lead evaporate on Saturday, the ETSU men’s golf team is still in contention following second round play at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club.


Bucs lead after first round at BOT Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2013)Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) summed it up best.


Bucs to host Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate this weekend

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2013) – Coming off its first fall tournament win of the season, the ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs host the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club.


Men’s Golf finishes strong to win Wolfpack Intercollegiate

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Entering the day three shots back of UNC Greensboro, the ETSU men’s golf team made a move midway through the final round to surpass the Spartans and win the Wolfpack Intercollegiate by 11 strokes on Tuesday afternoon from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.


Pugh’s ace caps off solid day for Bucs in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2013) – Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) capped off a strong showing for the ETSU men’s golf team on Monday, as the Buccaneer golfer registered a hole-in-one on his second-to-last hole...


Men’s Golf gears up for Wolfpack Intercollegiate

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2013) – For the second straight week, the ETSU men’s golf team will be in action as the Bucs gear up for the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, beginning Monday morning from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State.


Pugh named A-Sun Golfer of the Week

MACON, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2013) – After posting a top-10 finish at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational earlier in the week, ETSU junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) received Atlantic Sun Golfer of the Week honors, which was announced by the league office on Wednesday.


Bucs finish seventh at Jack Nicklaus Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 30, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team placed seventh, while junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) posted a top-10 finish as the Buccaneers wrapped up play at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational Monday afternoon at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course.


Pugh paces Bucs at Jack Nicklaus Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 29, 2013) – Junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) paced the ETSU men’s golf team on Sunday at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, which is held at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course.


Men’s Golf heads to Columbus for Jack Nicklaus Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 28, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs head to Columbus for the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.


Meronk leads ETSU at Tar Heel Intercollegiate

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2013) – Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) paced the ETSU men’s golf team in its fall opener as the Buccaneer sophomore finished tied for 11th at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, which concluded Sunday afternoon at UNC Finley Golf Course.


ETSU in middle of the pack at Tar Heel Intercollegiate

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2013) – After the first two rounds at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, the ETSU men’s golf team sits in the middle of the pack of the 14-team field from UNC Finley Golf Course.


Men’s Golf opens fall season Saturday in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Sept. 13, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team opens its 2013 fall season this weekend as the Bucs head to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the Tar Heel Intercollegiate. This marks the first of six fall tournaments for the Blue and Gold.


Pugh’s perfect run at Walker Cup comes to an end

SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2013) – After improving his career mark to a perfect 4-0 in Walker Cup matches on Saturday, ETSU junior golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) couldn’t keep his unblemished record intact Sunday from the National Golf Links of America.


Pugh remains perfect in Walker Cup play

SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2013) – ETSU junior golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontrpridd, Wales) did his part for the Great Britain and Ireland team, but when play concluded on the opening day of the 44th annual Walker Cup, the Americans were left holding a dominating lead at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y.


Pugh selected to Walker Cup Team

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2013) – For the second time in his career, Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) will play in the Walker Cup as the Buccaneer junior golfer was named to the Great Britain and Ireland Team, which was announced by the R&A on Monday.


Pugh Falls in Match Play at U.S. Amateur

BROOKLINE, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2013) – After moving into match play via a playoff early Wednesday morning, ETSU junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) couldn’t continue his run in the U.S. Amateur, as England’s Max Orrin defeated the Buccaneer golfer 1-up in the round of 64 at The Country Club.


Pugh Advances to Match Play at U.S. Amateur

BROOKLINE, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2013) – Seventeen golfers battled for the remaining 15 slots of match play in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship on Wednesday morning, and ETSU rising junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) advanced to the round of 64.


Men’s Golf Receives GCAA Academic Honor

NORMAN, Okla. (Aug. 1, 2013) – The East Tennessee State University men’s golf team was one of 143 programs to receive academic honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), which was released by the organization late Wednesday.


Pugh wraps up stint at Open Championship

GULLANE, Scotland (July 19, 2013) – ETSU rising junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) missed the cut at the 2013 Open Championship after posting a two-round score of 161 on Friday afternoon at Muirfield.


Pugh makes Open Championship debut Thursday

GULLANE, Scotland (July 17, 2013) – East Tennessee State University rising junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) makes his Open Championship debut Thursday morning as the Welsh product tees off at Muirfield at 7:28 (ET).


Tee Times Announced for 2013 Open Championship

GULLANE, Scotland (July 15, 2013) – Tee times for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield were released Monday, and East Tennessee State University rising junior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) is scheduled to tee off Thursday morning at 7:28 (EST).


Gradecki, Meronk place one-two at Polish Amateur Championship

GDANSK, Poland (July 15, 2013) – The ETSU men’s golf team highlighted the leaderboard this past weekend at the Citi Handlowy XIX Polish Amateur Men’s Open Championship, which was held at the Postołowo Golf Club.


Hickman wins DSGA Amateur Championship

TOWNSEND, Del. (July 11, 2013) – The rest of the players in the Delaware State Golf Association’s Amateur Championship were probably wondering if Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) really played all 72 holes.


State of the SoCon: A message from Commissioner Iamarino

Greetings from the Southern Conference! In appreciation of those who support and follow our institutions, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you on our future.


ETSU athletics makes two major announcements

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 11, 2013) – During a press conference Tuesday inside the D.P. Culp University Center, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was officially welcomed back into the Southern Conference. In addition, it was announced that ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander has signed a one-year extension with the program.


ETSU among three invited to join Southern Conference in 2014

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (May 30, 2013) – East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference beginning July 1, 2014, SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino announced from the league’s spring meetings Thursday.