Cabarrus, N.C. – After taking a couple of weeks off from competition, former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman shot rounds of 69 and 71 to make the cut in the Cabarrus Country Club stop on the Carolina Pro Golf Tour.
Gallman, who graduated from Upstate in May, stands at 4-under-par for the tournament heading into Thursday's final round. He is tied for ninth, five strokes back of tournament leader Andy Bare. Gallman shot a 3-under 69 Tuesday and followed it up with a 1-under 71 Wednesday to make the cut by a single stroke. He is one of five players at 4-under, including Jay Haas, Jr. and Spartanburg's Will Oldham. Twenty-seven of the 41 entrants in the event failed to make the cut, including former Upstate standout Michael Lawrence who turned in rounds of 73 and 73.
Gallman has now finished in the money in every professional tournament he has entered since turning pro in May. He won his pro debut at the River Falls event on the Carolina Mountain Tour and won two more tournaments on the tour. He claimed top 10 finishes in two events on the Hooters Carolina Summer Series Tour. He finished second in the Southern Open on the eGolf Tour and earned a second check in the Forest Oaks Classic on the eGolf Tour despite missing his first cut as a professional.
Gallman finished his career at Upstate as the program's all-time top golfer. He owns every career, season and single-round record at Upstate, including career numbers of seven tournament wins, 21 top five finishes, 33 top 10 efforts and a 72.7 stroke average. He was a two-time winner of Upstate's Male Student-Athlete of the Year, a three-time all-conference selection in the A-Sun, a two-time member of the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar team selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America, and earned ESPN The Magazine
Third Team Academic America honors. He graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in business marketing out of the George Dean Johnson, Jr., College of Business.