ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 23, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team concluded play at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Sunday from the Lakeside Course.
The Bucs finished 16th with a team score of 914 (300-305-309), while ETSU was led by freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.). Reichert finished tied for 63rd at 8-over-par 224 (81-74-79).
Virginia and Texas finished tied for first at 8-under-par 856. The seventh-ranked Cavaliers – who also won last weekend at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate – began the day in second but carded an 8-under 280 to climb into first. Meanwhile, No. 28 Texas went low on Sunday as the Longhorns fired an 11-under 277 to jump six up en route to earning co-champion honors. Texas and Virginia held off the charge from both No. 13 Stanford and No. 19 Southern California as they finished tied for third at 7-under-par 857.
Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger and Oklahoma’s Max McGreevy earned co-medalist honors as they totaled a 54-hole score of 9-under-par 207. Doug Ghim of Texas placed third at 7-under-par 209.
Senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) led the Bucs on Sunday as he registered a 3-over 75 and finished tied for 73rd (+13). Sophomore Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) finished tied for 71st (+12) and red-shirt freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) finished tied for 80th (+17).
The field is traditionally one of the strongest in college golf, and 14 of the 17 teams this year were ranked in the current Golfstat top 50. Six of those were ranked among the top 10, with four others in the top 25. Individually, six individuals in this weekend’s field were ranked in the top-10 of the Golfweek rankings, 12 in the top-25 and 18 in the top-50.
This marked the 12th straight year the Bucs played in this prestigious tournament.
ETSU wraps up its fall season next weekend as the Bucs head to Kauai, Hawaii for the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, which begins Sunday, Oct. 30.