Davies one stroke off lead as ETSU men's golf opens play at Franklin Street Partners Invitational
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Friday, October 08, 2004

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2004) - Sophomore Rhys Davies (Bridgend, Wales) fired a career best 5-under-par 67 to power the East Tennessee State University men's golf team on the first day of play in the Franklin Street Partners Invitational Friday at the par-72 UNC Finley Golf Course.

Davies' efforts placed him one stroke behind current individual leader Adam Howell of East Carolina, who posted a 6-under 66. As a team, the Bucs fired a 293 during the first round and are currently in sixth place, 10 strokes behind front-running Virginia, which posted a first-round score of 5-under 283. Following Virginia on the team leaderboard were Georgia Southern (285), North Carolina (288), Charlotte (289) and Tulsa (290).

Along with Davies, fellow sophomore Stephen Arnold (Langhorne, Pa.) also fired a career best with an even-par 72 and is currently tied for 13th. Other ETSU results included freshman Cian McNamara (Limerick, Ireland), who finished tied for 29th, senior Cennydd Mills (Cardiff, Wales), who tied for 38th, and freshman Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland), who is currently 45th.

Second round play will continue Saturday, with the third and final round scheduled for Sunday. For complete results, see the accompanying scoresheets.

Franklin Stree Partners Invitational
UNC Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill, NC
Men's Championship
Dates: Oct 08 - Oct 10
Team Results
1 Virginia, U. of 283 283 -5
2 Georgia Southern 285 285 -3
3 North Carolina 288 288 E
4 Charlotte 289 289 +1
5 Tulsa 290 290 +2
6 East Tennessee St. 293 293 +5
7 Virginia Tech 294 294 +6
8 N. Car. Wilmington 295 295 +7
9 East Carolina Univ. 298 298 +10
Individual Results
1 Adam Howell East Carolina Univ. 66 66 -6
T2 Rhys Davies East Tennessee St. 67 67 -5
T2 Ray Sheedy Charlotte 67 67 -5
4 David Palm Georgia Southern 68 68 -4
5 Brad Tilley Virginia, U. of 69 69 -3
T6 Andrew DiBitetto Charlotte 70 70 -2
T6 Ryan Henry Tulsa 70 70 -2
T6 Brian Joyce N. Car. Wilmington 70 70 -2
T6 Sam Korbe Tulsa 70 70 -2
T6 Mark Perry Virginia, U. of 70 70 -2
T11 Jonathan Jackson North Carolina 71 71 -1
T11 Kevin O'Connell Virginia, U. of 71 71 -1
ETSU Results
T2 Rhys Davies 67 67
T13 Stephen Arnold 72 72
T29 Cian McNamara 76 76
T38 Cennydd Mills 78 78
45 Gareth Shaw 82 82
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