Upstate Ties For Fifth Place at Southern Intercollegiate Championships

March 14, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Athens, Ga. – The USC Upstate men’s golf team finished in a tie for fifth place out of 14 teams at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships on Monday from the par-72, 6,917-yard Athens Country Club.

Upstate concluded the tournament with a two-round score of 590 (295-295), tying it with Augusta and fellow A-Sun member Kennesaw State. Augusta entered the event ranked 36th in the Division I rankings by Golfstat. The Spartans tied with both Kennesaw State and Augusta in the team standings for the first time in program history.

Taylor White led Upstate individually as the junior equaled his season-best finish after tying for 15th place with back-to-back rounds of 72 to end the day at even-par 144. Ryan Cornfield was one stroke behind White after shooting a 1-over 145 (75-70) and was tied for 17th position. Cornfield turned in the lowest score of the day for the Spartans with his 2-under 70 during the second round.

Sebastian Lopez Bulla tied for 28th with a total score of 148 (75-73), while Matt Carter placed in a tie for 50th at 155 (73-82). Andrew Purcell rounded out the individual standings for Upstate after tying for 69th place with his score of 163 (83-80).

Host school Georgia, the number two team in the country, captured the Southern Intercollegiate Championships team title with a 556 (271-285). Nicolas Echavarria of Arkansas and Georgia’s Greyson Sigg both took home individual medalist honors with a 7-under 137.

The Spartans travel to Greenville, S.C. Mar. 25-27 for the Furman Intercollegiate at Furman Golf Course.