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No. 3 USC Aiken Advances to NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The nationally third-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken men's golf team qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship with a seventh place finish at the 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 will be making its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship.

The 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship will be held May 20-24 at the par-71, 7,061-yard East Course at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa.

USC Aiken concluded the 2013 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional with a three-round team score of 891 (295-303-293).

National No. 1 Nova Southeastern claimed top team honors at the South/Southeast Regional with a three-round team score of 855 (287-284-284). National No. 2 Barry finished second at 871 (284-296-291).

Nova Southeastern's Ben Taylor (70-71-69=210) held off teammate Ricardo Celia (69-72-70=211) for individual medalist honors at the South/Southeast Regional.

USC Aiken was led in the South/Southeast Regional by JP Solis (Morelia, Mexico/Lico Morelia), who finished tied for fourth individually at 1-under 215 (72-70-73). The top-5 finish was the second of the year for Solis.

Mark Dickson (Edinburgh, Scotland/Firrhill) put together the round of the day for USC Aiken on Wednesday to finish tied for 21st. Dickson's 3-under 69 in round three allowed him to finish with a three-round score of 222 (76-77-69).

Taylor Welborn (LaGrange, Ga./Darton) closed out the regional with a three-round score of 232 (81-76-75) for the Pacers, while Hayden Letien (Sumter, S.C./Sumter HS) posted a three-round tally of 233 (77-80-76).

USC Aiken's Matt Atkins (Owensboro, Ky./Henderson State) concluded the three rounds of the South/Southeast Regional with a  three-round score of 235 (70-82-83).

The NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship, which features 20 teams and eight individuals, will begin with 54 holes of stroke play.

After the conclusion of the 54 holes of stroke play, an individual champion will be declared.

The top eight teams will then be put into brackets based on the 54-hole scores. The final eight will then move on to match play.

The pairings for the quarterfinals will be seed No. 1 against seed No. 8, seed No. 2 against seed No. 7, seed No. 3 against seed No. 6 and seed No. 4 against seed No. 5.

Each team match will consist of five points with one point being awarded for each individual match.

Winning teams will advance to the semifinals and subsequently the finals. Each individual match will be played to its completion and the first team to win three points within the team match will advance, or in the case of the final match be declared the national champion.

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

 

7     USC Aiken         295   303   293   891

T4    JP. Solis (2)           72    70    73    215

T21   Mark Dickson (3)  76    77    69    222

T72   Taylor Welborn (5)      81    76    75    232

T78   Hayden Letien (4) 77    80    76    233

T87   Matt Atkins (1)         70    82    83    235

 

1    

      Nova Southeastern

-9    F       -4 287  284  284  855

2    

      Barry

+7    F       +3 284  296  291  871

T3   

      Columbus State

+23   F       +3 298  298  291  887

T3   

      Florida Southern

+23   F       +11      293  295  299  887

5    

      Lynn

+25   F       +7 288  306  295  889

6    

      West Florida

+26   F       +6 298  298  294  890

7    

      USC Aiken

+27   F       +5 295  303  293  891

8    

      Barton College

+28   F       +5 304  295  293  892

9    

      Georgia Coll. & State

+35   F       +25      291  295  313  899

T10  

      North Alabama

+39   F       +12      297  306  300  903

T10  

      Georgia Southwestern

+39   F       +8 309  298  296  903

12   

      Rollins College

+43   F       +19      294  306  307  907

13   

      Erskine College

+46   F       +3 306  313  291  910

T14  

      Armstrong Atlantic

+52   F       +17      309  302  305  916

T14  

      Belmont Abbey Coll.

+52   F       +17      303  308  305  916

16   

      Eckerd College

+55   F       +20      305  306  308  919

17   

      Florida Tech

+56   F       +15      306  311  303  920

18   

      Valdosta State

+62   F       +24      307  307  312  926

19   

      Mount Olive College

+64   F       +15      316  309  303  928

20   

      Lincoln Memorial

+72   F       +24      314  310  312  936

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