Men’s Golf Preview: at Southern Intercollegiates

Men’s Golf Preview:  at Southern Intercollegiates

Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's golf team travels to Athens, Ga. on Monday for the Southern Intercollegiates hosted by Georgia from the par 72, 6917-yard Athens Country Club.

The Southern Intercollegiates is a 36-hole tournament with tee times scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in round one and 2 p.m. in round two.

USC Upstate is one of 18 teams competing in the one-day tournament along with Georgia (A&B), Wofford, Kennesaw State, North Georgia, Youngstown State, North Alabama, Francis Marion, Central Arkansas, Troy, Western Kentucky, South Carolina, Nicholls State, Gardner Webb, Savannah State, UNCW and Western Carolina.

The Spartans are sending out a five-player lineup consisting of Jordan Warnock, Matt Carter, Hunter Fry, Reid Bedell and Sun Paripunna.

USC Upstate carded a tournament-low score of 281 on April 9 to win the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate in Nashville, Tenn. It was the second tournament victory for the Spartans this season after capturing the Camden Collegiate Invitational on October 21. USC Upstate tied for the tournament-lead with 29 birdies and was second with 111 pars. The Spartans also ranked second in par 3 scoring and par 4 scoring, and were fourth in par 5 scoring.

Warnock tied his career-low round of 67 in the final round and recorded his fourth career top-5 performance after finishing in second place. Carter contributed his fourth top-10 finish this season and Fry his first career top-10 performance as both finished in a tie for seventh place. Carter led the tournament with 28 pars while Warnock was first with 11 birdies. Fry was first among the tournament field in par 5 scoring at 5-under with a 4.38 stroke average.

Warnock was recognized for his performance by being named the Big South Men's Golfer of the Week for the first time in his career.

Live scoring of the Southern Intercollegiates is available on www.upstatespartans.com via Golfstat. Updates will also be posted on the USC Upstate men's golf Twitter page (@UpstateMWGolf).

The Big South Men's Golf Championship is being held April 18-20 in Ninety Six, S.C.

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