Enoch wraps up play at Open Championship
Rhys Enoch missed the cut after shooting a 5-over-par 149 in the first two rounds of the Open Championship.
Rhys Enoch missed the cut after shooting a 5-over-par 149 in the first two rounds of the Open Championship.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Former ETSU golfer misses cut after shooting 5-over 149 in first two rounds

HOYLAKE, England (July 18, 2014) – Rhys Enoch’s (Cornwall, England) run in the Open Championship came to an end on Friday at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

Facing difficult weather conditions for the second straight round, Enoch couldn’t finish above the cut line as the former ETSU men’s golfer shot a 5-over par 149 (73-76) in the first two rounds of golf’s oldest major. Enoch, who carded a 4-over-par 76 on Friday, missed the cut by three strokes.

Enoch’s second round play featured a lot of ups and downs as he recorded an eagle, a birdie, 11 pars, four bogeys and a triple bogey.

The 2008 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year tallied three bogeys on the front nine and was 3-over (4-over for the tournament) after the first nine holes on Friday. From there, Enoch looked to have made a move as he eagled the par-4, No. 11 to get back to 2-over for the tournament; however, the former Buccaneer All-American registered a triple bogey on the par-4, No. 12 – pushing him back to 5-over. Following three straight pars, Enoch bogeyed the par-5, No. 16, birdied the par-4, No. 17 and parred his final hole – the par-5, No. 18.

Rory McIlroy, an ETSU signee, leads the tournament for the second straight day, while 72 golfers made the cut. McIlroy holds a four-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson at 12-under-par 132.

The cut line for the Open Championship is determined by the lowest 70 scores, including ties, following the first two rounds of the tournament.

Enoch qualified for the Open Championship on July 1 after winning a playoff at the Woburn Golf Club in central England. The former PING All-American fired rounds of 70 and 68, and secured his spot in the Open Championship by chipping in for birdie on the first playoff hole.

Enoch played for ETSU from 2007-2012 and earned an individual berth to the NCAA Championship in 2010 after sharing medalist honors in the NCAA Regional. Enoch was also a four-time all-conference selection.

This marked the second straight year and fourth time in the last six years ETSU had either a former or current golfer in the Open Championship. ETSU rising senior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) made his debut last year, while former Buccaneer standout Rhys Davies played in the 2009 and 2010 Open Championships.

For more information on the 2014 Open Championship, visit www.theopen.com.

ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

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.
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 12 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 12 Elon Fall Invitational
WSOC ETSU 1 F
Sep 12 George Washington 3
VB ETSU 0 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 12 University of Utah 3
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 13 Elon Fall Invitational
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 13 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WGOLF Mary Fossum Invitational East Lansing, Mich.
Sep 13 7th of 15
VB ETSU 1 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13 Lipscomb University 3
VB ETSU 3 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13 Georgia Tech 2
MSOC ETSU 0 F
Sep 13 Kentucky 2
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 14 Elon Fall Invitational
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 14 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WSOC ETSU 4 F (2OT)
Sep 14 Howard 3
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 15 First official practice
VB ETSU 1 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 16 Tennessee State 3
MSOC FIU 1 F
Sep 16 ETSU 2