Bucs, Kim capture Wofford Invitational

Joe Avento • Apr 10, 2018 at 7:09 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A torrid day of golf gave East Tennessee State a tournament championship.

The Bucs posted a 12-under-par total on Tuesday to pull away and win the Wofford Invitational at the Country Club of Spartanburg. ETSU began the final round five shots back and in third place, but wound up winning by 13.

ETSU’s Geuntae Kim shot a final-round 66 to win the individual championship. His 11-under-par total for 54 holes was two better than Austin Peay’s Chase Korte.

Another ETSU golfer, Trevor Hulbert, shot 70 and tied for third at seven under par. Also for the Bucs, Shiso Go shot 68 and tied for sixth at four under. Jack Rhea closed with a 72 for the Bucs’ final counting score.

ETSU finished 21 under par. Host school Wofford finished second at eight under, while Austin Peay was third at six under. There were nine teams in the field.

The championship is coach Fred Warren’s 54th tournament title since he came to ETSU in 1986.

The Bucs’ next tournament is the Mason Rudolph Classic in Franklin, which begins Friday. Then it’s on to the Southern Conference Championship, set for April 22-24 at Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C. ETSU is the three-time defending champion.

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