Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Playing in his third professional tournament and the second on the Hooters Carolina Summer Series, former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney native Josh Gallman fired a 69 in the second round to make the cut and stands seventh at the Legends Heathland event Thursday afternoon.
Gallman, who was the Male Student-Athlete of the Year at Upstate and earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors this year, stands tied for seventh entering Friday's final round. He made four birdies on the front nine to go out in 32. He made par on the first six holes on the back nine, but bogeyed 16 and 17 and came in at 2-under-par 69 on the par-71 course.
Gallman opened the tournament with a 1-under 70 on Wednesday. His 139, 3-under total stands six strokes off of the tournament lead held by three players at 9-under, Tyler Dice, Nemanja Savic and Zack Byrd.
Gallman is one of 15 players who made the cut for the final round. However, he is not the only player with ties to Upstate to make the cut. Fellow former Spartan great and teammate Baxter Culler fired a 3-under-par 68 Thursday to stand 1-under for the tournament. He is tied for 13th and was the last player to make the cut.
Gallman won his professional debut in May at the River Falls event of the Carolina Mountain Tour. He played in the Hooters Carolina Summer Series event at Regent Park Golf Course outside of Charlotte in Fort Mill, S.C., last week and looks to earn his third straight top 10 finish to start his professional career.