Pirates Head To Duke For Rod Myers Invitational
Oct. 11, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's golf team continues its fall slate this weekend, Oct. 12-13, at the fourth-annual Rod Myers Invitational. Hosted by Duke University, the tournament is named for the late Rod Myers, who was the Blue Devils' head coach from 1973-2007.
The two-day tournament will be held at the par-72, 7,154-yard Duke Golf Club. ECU is paired with individuals from North Carolina and Tulsa. The first and second round tees off Saturday morning at 7:50 a.m., while it the final round begins Sunday at 8:05 a.m. Live scoring is available at GolfStat.com.
ECU is part of a highly competitive 11-team field that features six teams in the top 60 of the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings. The Pirates are joined by (17) Baylor, (33) Liberty, (38) Northwestern, (47) Charlotte, (56) Iowa, (60) Ohio State and Pacific in addition to North Carolina, Tulsa and the host Blue Devils, which are ranked No. 25 in the latest Golfworld/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll.
The Pirates will field a lineup of seniors Eric Brady and Ryan Eibner with sophomores Wes Conover, Al Dickens and George Kilgore. The five-player lineup has combined for six top-20 finishes through the season's first three tournaments and eight of the team's 10 lowest rounds of the year. Conover will be the first Pirate to tee off Saturday morning, starting on No. 10 at 8:48 a.m.
Brady, a former baseball letterman at Duke, finished 10th at the 2012 Rod Myers Invitational with a 54-hole score of par-216 as the Pirates earned an eighth-place finish.
Earlier this week at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate in Raleigh, ECU placed fourth with Kilgore posting a career-best performance. He carded a three round total of 216 and shot a personal best 69 during each of the first two rounds.