Greenville, S.C. – Matt Carter fired an opening round 71 on Friday and is tied for 10th place as the USC Upstate men's golf team began play at the Furman Intercollegiate from the par 72, 7031-yard Furman University Golf Course.
As a team, USC Upstate carded a first round 299 and sits nine strokes from a top-5 position in 10th place.
North Florida leads the Furman Intercollegiate after day one following an opening round 278. North Florida's Phillip Knowles sits atop the individual leaderboard at 6-under par 66.
A LOOK AT THE SCORECARD
- Carter was the top individual performer for the Spartans sitting tied for 10th with a 1-under 71.
- The opening round 71 contributed by Carter is tied for his fifth-lowest round of the season after shooting a 71 in the second round of the East Bay Deli Classic.
- Jordan Warnock is two strokes back of Carter in a tie for 32nd place at 1-over par 73.
- Sun Paripunna sits tied for 69th at 77 and Hunter Fry tied for 83rd at 78.
- Reid Bedell rounds out the individual standings for USC Upstate after shooting a first round 82 and is tied for 115th position.
- The Spartans finished the first round with a 3.50 stroke average in par 3 scoring, 4.18 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 5.10 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
- USC Upstate also recorded 46 pars and 13 birdies.
- Carter led the Spartans in par 3 scoring (+1, 3.25 stroke average), par 4 scoring (-1, 3.90 stroke average), par 5 scoring (-1, 4.75 stroke average) and pars (13).
- Warnock tied Carter for the team-lead in par 4 scoring at 1-under with a 3.90 stroke average while posting an even-par, 5.00 stroke average on par 5 holes.
- Warnock finished with a team-high four birdies on the day.
- Bedell also compiled an even-par, 5.00 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
- Along with the four birdies turned in by Warnock, Carter and Bedell added three each, Paripunna two and Fry one.
- 1st North Florida 278
- 2nd USC Aiken 283
- 3rd Yale 288
- 4th Virginia Tech 289
- 5th West Virginia 290
- 6th Gardner-Webb 294
- T-7th Francis Marion 295
- T-7th Furman 295
- T-7th James Madison 295
- 10th USC Upstate 299
- 11th Harvard 301
- T-12th Marshall 302
- T-12th Winthrop 302
- T-12th Dartmouth 302
- 15th Wichita State 304
- T-16th Akron 305
- T-16th Charleston Southern 305
- T-18th Temple 309
- T-18th High Point 309
- 20th Samford 311
- 21st Presbyterian College 314
USC UPSTATE PARTICIPANTS
- T-10th Matt Carter 71
- T-32nd Jordan Warnock 73
- T-69th Sun Paripunna 77
- T-83rd Hunter Fry 78
- T-115th Reid Bedell 82
- The second round of the Furman Intercollegiate will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
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