At Tallahassee, Fla., South Carolina's ninth-ranked men's golf team attacked the par 71, 7,143-yard Southwood Golf Course in the early going Friday, then held on down the stretch to post an opening round of 288 (+4) to tie for third place at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
Sophomore Wesley Bryan and senior Paul Woodbury led the way with matching rounds of 70 (-1) to tie for seventh place through 18 holes.
Host Florida State, playing on its home course, holds the first-round lead after an opening 278 (-6), seven shots clear of North Carolina at 285 (+1). The Gamecocks are tied with Baylor for third place at 288 (+4).
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T7. Wesley Bryan 70 (-1)
T7. Paul Woodbury 70 (-1)
T29. Clint Tolleson 73 (+2)
T40. George Bryan IV 75 (+4)
T40. Patrick Rada 75 (+4)
*T59. Dean Hester 78 (+7)
(* competing as an individual, does not count toward team score)
Gamecocks men fall to Crimson Tide 6-1
The USC men's team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 30 Alabama in the Gamecocks' first SEC match at Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center.
The Crimson Tide swept the three doubles matches for an early lead. In singles, Pedro Campos went on to score South Carolina's lone point of the match in straight sets.
- From Staff Reports