Men's Golf Completes First Round of NCAA Championships

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State University men's golf team is in fifth place after the first round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships from the Duke University Golf Course in Durham, N.C. The 6th ranked Bucs finished the first day at 5-over par as a team (293), 13 shots behind the leaders, the University of Arizona. Senior All-American Chris Wisler led the Bucs in their first round of play. The fifth-ranked Wisler was one of the few players on the Duke University course to shoot under par on Wednesday. He shot a 1-under par 71 and is currently in a tie for ninth, five shots back of individual leaders Kris Mikkelsen of Georgia Tech and Chris Nallen of Arizona. Sophomore James Johnson finished his first round at 1-over par (73) in a tie for 31st. Fellow sophomore Thomas Lee is just one shot behind Johnson after firing a first-round 74 (+2). He is currently in a tie for 45th. One shot behind Lee, in a tie for 66th at 3-over par (75) is senior Pat Beste. The final Buccaneer finisher was sophomore Adam Riddering, who shot a 4-over par 76 to finish in a tie for 96th. The first-seeded Buccaneers will tee off at 7 a.m. Thursday morning in the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships from Duke University Golf Course in Durham, N.C. Top-5 Team Results 1. #9 Arizona 280 -8 2. #2 Georgia Tech 289 +1 T3. #11 Augusta State 292 +3 T3. Toledo 292 +3 5. #6 East Tennessee State 293 +5 Individual Top-5 and ETSU Finishers T1. Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Tech 66 -6 T1. Chris Nallen, Arizona 66 -6 3. Ricky Barnes, Arizona 68 -4 T4. Nick Gilliam, Florida 69 -3 T4. Michael Webb, Augusta State 69 -3 T9. Chris Wisler, ETSU 70 -1 T31. James Johnson, ETSU 73 +1 T45. Thomas Lee, ETSU 74 +2 T66. Pat Beste, ETSU 75 +3 T96. Adam Riddering, ETSU 76 +4
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MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
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 Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
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