Gallman Finishes 5th In Cabarrus Event On Carolinas Pro Tour
Cabarrus, N.C. – Former USC Upstate standout golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman fired the second-lowest round of the day, a 5-under-par 67, in the final round to finish in a tie for fifth at the Cabarrus Country Club event on the Carolinas Pro Golf Tour Thursday afternoon.
Gallman's 67 in the final round moved him up four spots into a top five finish in his first tournament on the Carolina Pro Golf Tour. He finished four shots behind tournament winner Ben Duncan. Duncan shot a final round 66, the lowest of the day, to finish the tournament at 13-under. Gallman and Chris Gallagher finished at 9-under over the 54-hole event.
Greenville's Jay Haas, Jr. finished two strokes back of Gallman at 7-under and in seventh place, while Spartanburg's John McAllister finished in a tie for eighth at 6-under. Fellow Spartanburg native Will Oldham finished tied for 11th at 3-under.
Gallman, who graduated from Upstate in May, has now claimed top 10 finishes in seven of the eight tournaments he has played on the eGolf, Hooters Carolina Summer Series, Carolinas Pro Golf and Carolina Mountain tours since turning pro in May. He has won three events on the Carolina Mountain Tour, finished second in the Southern Open on the eGolf Tour and claimed a seventh- and eighth-place finishes in two events on the Hooters Carolina Summer Series Tour in addition to his fifth-place performance today.
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.