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No. 3 USC Aiken in Seventh After Opening Round of Regional

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HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The nationally third-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken men's golf team is in seventh place after the first round of action at the 2013 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional at the par-72, 6,928-yard El Campeon golf course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club

 

USC Aiken concluded the first round with a team score of 295.

 

The Pacers were paced in the first round by Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Matt Atkins (Owensboro, Ky./Henderson State), who carded a 2-under 70 in the opening round of the regional. Atkins had three birdies in the first round.

 

Atkins is currently tied with three others for second place individually after one round of play. Nova Southeastern's Ricardo Celia is in first individually after day one. Celia posted a 3-under 69 in the first round.

 

USC Aiken's JP Solis (Morelia, Mexico/Lico Morelia) rebounded from a disappointing front nine by posting five birdies on the back nine en route to an even 72. Solis is currently tied for 11th.

 

Mark Dickson (Edinburgh, Scotland/Firrhill) claimed three birdies in obtaining a 76, while Hayden Letien (Sumter, S.C./Sumter HS) finished with a 77. Letien eagled No. 14.

 

Taylor Welborn (LaGrange, Ga./Darton) carded an 81 in the opening round of the regional.

 

Current national No. 2 Barry is the leader after the first round at 284. National No. 1 Nova Southeastern is second at 287. No. 4 Lynn is third at 288. 

 

USC Aiken is vying to make its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship in the South/Southeast regional.

 

The top seven teams and top two student-athletes not with a team after stroke play in the 2013 NCAA South/Southeast Regional will advance to the finals May 20-24 at the par-71, 7,061-yard East Course at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa.

 

The second round is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The first Pacer is scheduled to tee off at 12 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

All of the action in the 2013 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional will be able to be followed live on USC Aiken's official athletic website at www.PacerSports.com.

 

First Round Results: http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/leaderboards/team/static/team_players_4381.html

 

7     USC Aiken         295   295

T2    Matt Atkins (1)   70    70

T11   J.P. Solis (2)          72    72

T52   Mark Dickson (3)  76    76

T60   Hayden Letien (4) 77    77

T91   Taylor Welborn (5)      81    81

 

1    

      Barry

-4    F       -4 284  284

2    

      Nova Southeastern

-1    F       -1 287  287

3    

      Lynn

E     F      E   288  288

4    

      Georgia Coll. & State

+3    F       +3 291  291

5    

      Florida Southern

+5    F       +5 293  293

6    

      Rollins College

+6    F       +6 294  294

7    

      USC Aiken

+7    F       +7 295  295

8    

      North Alabama

+9    F       +9 297  297

T9   

      West Florida

+10   F       +10      298  298

T9   

      Columbus State

+10   F       +10      298  298

11   

      Belmont Abbey Coll.

+15   F       +15      303  303

12   

      Barton College

+16   F       +16      304  304

T13  

      Eckerd College

+18   F       +18      306  306

T13  

      Florida Tech

+18   F       +18      306  306

T13  

      Erskine College

+18   F       +18      306  306

16   

      Valdosta State

+19   F       +19      307  307

T17  

      Armstrong Atlantic

+21   F       +21      309  309

T17  

      Georgia Southwestern

+21   F       +21      309  309

19   

      Lincoln Memorial

+26   F       +26      314  314

20   

      Mount Olive College

+28   F       +28      316  316

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