Braselton, Ga. – Matt Carter posted a first round even-par 72 to lead the USC Upstate men's golf team on the first day of the ASUN Men's Golf Championships on Sunday from the par 72, 7032-yard Legends Course at Chateau Elan.
USC Upstate carded an opening day 303 and currently sits in fifth place of the team standings ahead of Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson. The Spartans are one stroke back of Jacksonville in fourth place.
North Florida leads the ASUN Men's Golf Championships by one stroke over Lipscomb at 285. On the individual leaderboard, Lipscomb's Eric Ansett leads three players by one stroke at 4-under par 68.
A LOOK AT THE SCORECARD
- Carter was the top individual performer for the Spartans with his first round 72 and is in the top-10 of the individual leaderboard tied for sixth place.
- USC Upstate has three players tied for 20th place at 77 in Jordan Warnock, Sun Paripunna and Reid Bedell.
- Hunter Fry rounds out the leaderboard for the Spartans in 35th place with an 84.
- USC Upstate finished the day with a 3.10 stroke average in par 3 scoring, third-best among the tournament field, 4.36 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 5.35 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
- The Spartans also logged 56 pars and six birdies.
- Carter and Bedell lead the team in par 3 scoring at 1-under with a 2.75 stroke average while Paripunna is at even-par with a 3.00 stroke average.
- Carter contributed a team-leading 1-over, 4.10 stroke average in par 4 scoring and even-par, 5.00 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
- Carter also leads the team with 14 pars and two birdies.
- Bedell is tied with Carter for the team-lead in par 5 scoring and birdies.
- Fry and Warnock added one birdie apiece.
- 1st North Florida 285
- 2nd Lipscomb 286
- 3rd Kennesaw State 296
- 4th Jacksonville 302
- 5th USC Upstate 303
- 6th Florida Gulf Coast 307
- 7th Stetson 313
USC UPSTATE PARTICIPANTS
- T-6th Matt Carter 72
- T-20th Jordan Warnock 77
- T-20th Sun Paripunna 77
- T-20th Reid Bedell 77
- 35th Hunter Fry 84
- The second round of the ASUN Men's Golf Championships will tee off on Monday morning.
- Play is not expected to begin until after 12 p.m. due to expected inclement weather in the Braselton area Sunday evening.
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