Gibson earns top-20 finish at Puerto Rico Classic

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 21, 2012) – Freshman Scott Gibson (Dumfries, Scotland) earned the top finish of his young career as he led the ETSU men’s golf team at the Puerto Rico Classic, which concluded on Tuesday at the Rio Mar Country Club.

Gibson, who started the day as the top ETSU individual on the leaderboard, put together another solid effort in Tuesday’s final round as he recorded a 1-under-par 71 to finish tied for 19th at even-par (70-75-71—216). Gibson had four birdies and three bogeys in the final round.

No. 8 Alabama earned the wire-to-wire victory to shoot an incredible 30-under for the event – besting second place and No. 13 Clemson by 18 shots. No. 48 Purdue came in third at 8-under, while No. 5 Georgia Tech (-3) and N.C. State (-1) rounded out the top-five.

ETSU just could not put together a collective team performance as the Bucs finished the event in 15th place (306-316-302—924).

Justin Thomas of Alabama, the No. 12 ranked individual in the country according to the latest Golf Stat rankings, captured the individual title with a 10-under score. No. 28 Talor Gooch of Oklahoma State came in second (-9), while No. 22 James White of Georgia Tech (-8) came in third. Trevor Cone of Virginia Tech and Bobby Wyatt of Alabama shared fourth place at 5-under to round out the top-five.

Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England) posted his second 77 of the tournament on Tuesday as he finished in 69th at 237 (77-83-77). Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) fired a 78 on Tuesday to finish in 70th (81-79-78), while Tom Heggarty (Cheshire, England) fired his best round of the tournament – a final round 76 to finish one spot behind Pugh at 239 (84-79-76).

The Bucs return to action Sunday, March 11 as they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the General Hackler Invitational.

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