Chartier, Bucs win SoCon golf title in style | Sports

Andrew M. Santos

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Remi Chartier and the East Tennessee State men’s golf team closed the deal Sunday and they did it in dominating fashion.

Chartier capped his Southern Conference Tournament individual championship with a 7-under-par 65 at Reynolds Lake Oconee course and the Bucs captured the team title by 21 strokes.

The sixth tournament championship for ETSU under coach Jake Amos came with a school record.

The Bucs’ 39-under team total broke the school mark of 38 under from the 2021 Stitch Intercollegiate. They capped their 22nd SoCon title by shooting 18 under in the final round.

Chartier, who finished 18 under for three rounds, is the Bucs’ 17th SoCon individual champ and third in a row. The sophomore from Montreal entered the final round with a big lead after breaking the SoCon Tournament record with a 9-under 63. That round, which included 10 birdies and one bogey, tied the ETSU record.

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Chartier played the 54 holes with 20 birdies and two bogey, and his performance was one for the record books as well. His 198 total tied Seamus Power’s school record set in 2008 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, and his 18-under total beat Gudmund Kristjansson’s 17 under from the Seminole Intercollegiate in 2015.

Chartier became the first player to need fewer than 200 strokes in the SoCon Tournament since the event went to 54 holes in 1973. He broke the tournament scoring record of 203, set by ETSU’s Steve Munson and Furman’s Brad Faxon in 1982.

Defending SoCon champion Archie Davies, whose score did not count the first two days, fired a 65 on Sunday. Mats Edge shot 68, Algot Kleen 70 and Ben Carberry 72 for ETSU, which put all five of its players in the top eight.

UNC Greensboro’s Nick Lyerly was second individually at 10 under, helping the Spartans place second in the team standings.

The Bucs earned the SoCon’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Regional pairings will be announced May 4 at 4 p.m. on Golf Channel.

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