MACON, Ga. — East Tennessee State’s Rhys Pugh was named the Atlantic Sun Conference men’s golf player of the week on Wednesday.
Pugh shot a first-round 69 in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course and finished ninth individually. It was Pugh’s first top 10 finish of the season.
His 69 was his lowest round of the season so far. Pugh finished the tournament at 2-over-par 215 (69-74-72).
Pugh was the only Buccaneer in the tournament’s top 20 and he now leads the team iwth a 73.2 stroke average.
ETSU finished seventh in the 12-team field.