Men's Golf Finishes 11th in Puerto Rico Classic

Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The 17th-ranked East Tennessee State men’s golf team finished 11th at the 2001 Puerto Rico Classic after firing a three-round 897 (301-299-297). The event was held at the Rio Mar Country Club in Palmer, Puerto Rico.

The Bucs were led by senior Chris Wisler who tied for 12th after carding a three-round 218 (72-76-70). Wisler began the last day tied for 23rd, but improved with a two-under par 70 in the final round. Senior Pat Beste tied for 31st with a 223 (78-71-74).

Georgia Tech won the team title with a 3-under par, 861 (296-283-282). Clemson, the first-round leader, finished second (289-291-282--862) while the University of Minnesota (296-289-280--865) placed third. The Golden Gophers shot a tournament-low 280 in the final round.

Clemson’s Lucas Glover won the individual medal with a three-round 205 (68-70-67) to finish 11-under par. Minnesota’s Wilhelm Schauman finished second, five shots back (73-70-67--210). Georgia Tech’s Bryce Molder (71-71-70--212) was third and Northwestern’s Luke Donald (76-70-68--214) finished fourth.

ETSU will return to action at the Birkdale Collegiate Classic in Charlotte, N.C. from March 5-6.

ETSU Individual Performers

T-12. Chris Wisler 72-76-70--218

T-31. Pat Beste 78-71-74--223

T-43. James Johnson 76-73-77--226

T-64. Adam Riddering 78-79-76--233

T-71. Thomas Lee 75-85-82--242

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