Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate sophomore and Gaffney, S.C., native Adam Goins stands tied for 15th after the first day of the Coca-Cola Invitational Monday at the Country Club of Spartanburg. He helped lead Upstate on the day as the Spartans stand 10th on the tournament leaderboard.
Goins turned in a 2-under-par 70 in the first round and shot a 73 in the second to finish the day at 1-under 143. He is tied for 15th in the tournament. He led Upstate on the day as the Spartans shot rounds of 289 and 297 for a 586 total. They are two strokes out of ninth and within 10 of a top five finish.
Charleston Southern shot rounds of 282 and 280 to take the lead after the first day of competition. The Buccaneers have a 562 total. East Tennessee State and Campbell are tied for second at 571 and are followed by Gardner-Webb (575), High Point (576), Wofford (578), Longwood (581), Richmond (582), Samford (584), Upstate (586), Appalachian State (589), Davidson (591), Radford (591), Stetson (592), Wofford B (593), James Madison (595), Elon (596) and Presbyterian (598).
Brian Horton (Boiling Springs, S.C.) matched Goins in the first round, using three birdies in a row late in the round to shoot a 70. He had three birdies on his final four holes in the second round to shoot 74. He is tied for 20th with a 144 total. Matthew Hopper (Gaffney, S.C.) shot back-to-back rounds of 74 to shoot 148 and is tied for 38th.
Campbell's Vaita Guillaume owns the lead heading into Tuesday's final round. He shot rounds of 69 and 64 for an 11-under-par total of 133.