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Gamecocks Slip in 2nd Round NCAA Men's Golf Championship

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MILTON, Ga. — The South Carolina men's golf team shot a 296 (+16) on Wednesday in the second round of the NCAA Championship at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course. The Gamecocks finished the day in 30th place with a total of 582 (+22).

 

South Carolina got off to a hot start, getting to as low as 4-under for the round early on, but it wasn't able to rebound from a rough stretch midway through the day.

 

"It was a frustrating day for us," South Carolina head coach Bill McDonald said. "We got off to a pretty solid start, but midway through the round we seemed to lose our patience and played some very loose and undisciplined golf by our standards. Tomorrow is about pride and effort, and I expect us to play hard."

 

Senior Dykes Harbin posted the low round of the day for the Gamecocks, shooting a 1-over 71 that included four birdies and five bogeys. Harbin finished the day in a tie for 97th with a total of 145 (+5).

 

Freshmen Matt NeSmith and Will Starke and sophomore Caleb Sturgeon each carded a 5-over 75 on Wednesday. NeSmith and Starke will head into the final round in a tie for 97th with a total of 145 (+5), while Sturgeon is tied for 133rd with a total of 148 (+8).

 

Rounding out the lineup, sophomore Sean Kelly turned in a 76 (+6) to finish the round in a tie for 136th with a total of 149 (+9).

 

The top eight teams at the end of Thursday's final round of stroke play will advance to match play. Host Georgia Tech leads the tournament with a total of 548 (-12). California (549), Texas (550), Alabama (551), Arkansas (557), Illinois (557), Arizona State (558) and Texas A&M (560) round out the top eight.

 

Arizona State's Jon Rahm remained atop the individual leaderboard with a total of 133 (-7).

 

The Gamecocks will tee off in the third round on Thursday at 7 a.m. and will be paired with Ball State and Saint Mary's. Live scoring will be available at golfstatresults.com.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTS

T97. Dykes Harbin (1)               74-71=145 (+5)

T97. Matthew NeSmith (3)            70-75=145 (+5)

T97. Will Starke (4)                70-75=145 (+5)

T133. Caleb Sturgeon (2)                  73-75=148 (+8)

T136. Sean Kelly (5)                73-76=149 (+9)

 

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Georgia Tech                     274-274=548 (-12)

2. California                       277-272=549 (-11)

3. Texas                      279-271=550 (-10)

4. Alabama                    275-276=551 (-9)

T5. Arkansas                        286-271=557 (-3)

T5. Illinois                        276-281=557 (-3)

7. Arizona State                    270-288=558 (-2)

8. Texas A&M                        285-275=560 (E)

9. UCF                              287-274=561 (+1)

10. Oklahoma                        278-284=562 (+2)

T11. Tennessee                      286-277=563 (+3)

T11. North Florida                  281-282=563 (+3)

T13. Washington                     281-283=564 (+4)

T13. Florida State                  287-277=564 (+4)

T15. TCU                      294-272=566 (+6)

T15. New Mexico               292-274=566 (+6)

17. LSU                       285-282=567 (+7)

18. Coastal Carolina                293-275=568 (+8)

T19. Georgia                        286-283=569 (+9)

T19. Southern California                  291-278=569 (+9)

T21. UCLA                     289-281=570 (+10)

T21. UNLV                     286-284=570 (+10)

T23. Auburn                         292-279=571 (+11)

T23. Texas Tech                     288-283=571 (+11)

25. Oklahoma State                  279-293=572 (+12)

26. Florida                         291-283=574 (+14)

27. Kent State                      282-293=575 (+15)

28. Ball State                      290-289=579 (+19)

29. St. Mary's (CA)                 287-294=581 (+21)

30. South Carolina                  286-296=582 (+22)

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