Shaw, Europeans currently trail after day one at Palmer Cup
Former ETSU star Gareth Shaw watches his drive during Thursday's opening round of play.
Former ETSU star Gareth Shaw watches his drive during Thursday's opening round of play.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


IRVINE, Scotland (June 26, 2008) - Former ETSU All-American Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) and his European teammates began playing Thursday in the Palmer Cup presented by Monster at Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links. After play in the morning four-ball sessions and the afternoon singles matches, the United State currently leads 6.5 to 5.5 in this Ryder Cup-style team competition which matches the best collegiate players from the U.S. and Europe.


Building a lead of as many as five holes in the morning matches, Shaw and teammate Jonathan Caldwell ultimately halved their match with 2008 NCAA Champion Kevin Chappell of UCLA and Aaron Goldberg, as the Americans rallied on the back nine. In his singles match with Derek Fathauer, Shaw battled neck and neck and squared the match on No. 15, but eventually fell with Fathauer's par on 18.


The second and final day of play in the Palmer Cup is scheduled to begin with the third round foursome matches set for 7:30 a.m. Friday. Fans can watch live scoring of the event by clicking on the link provided above.

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MSOC Virginia Tech (Ex) 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22 ETSU 2
WSOC ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 24 Radford 1
VB ETSU 0 Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28 Virginia Tech 3
WSOC Tennessee Tech 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MSOC ETSU 1 Clemson, SC
Aug 28 Clemson University 3
VB ETSU 0 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 Washington St. 3
VB ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 LIU Brooklyn 1
WSOC NC State 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30 ETSU 0
MSOC High Point University 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1 ETSU 2
WSOC Eastern Kentucky Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University
FB Maryville College Home
Sep 10, 7:30 p.m. ETSU