Carter Leads USC Upstate on First Day of Big South Men’s Golf Championship

Carter Leads USC Upstate on First Day of Big South Men’s Golf Championship

Ninety Six, S.C. – Matt Carter and Hunter Fry are both in the top-10 to lead the USC Upstate men's golf team after the first round of the Big South Men's Golf Championship on Wednesday from the par 72, 7120-yard The Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor.

USC Upstate carded an opening round 297 and sits in fourth place of the team standings one stroke behind third-place Longwood and four from Gardner-Webb in second place.

No. 42 Campbell leads the Big South Men's Golf Championship after day one by 15 strokes at 278. Pontus Nyholm of Campbell is in first place on the individual leaderboard at 6-under par 66.


  • Carter and Fry lead the Spartans individually sitting in a tie for seventh and ninth place, respectively.
  • Carter compiled an opening round even-par 72 while Fry had a 1-over 73.
  • Reid Bedell is in the top-15 two strokes behind Fry in a tie for 14th place at 75.
  • Sun Paripunna had a first round 77 and is tied for 26th place.
  • Jordan Warnock rounds out the individual leaderboard for USC Upstate tied for 31st at 78.
  • The Spartans finished round one with a 3.10 stroke average in par 3 scoring, 4.30 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 2-under, 4.90 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
  • USC Upstate also registered 57 pars, nine birdies and one eagle.
  • The Spartans rank third at the tournament in par 3 scoring, par 5 scoring and pars, and fourth in par 4 scoring.
  • Paripunna leads the tournament in par 3 scoring at 2-under par with a 2.50 stroke average.
  • Carter is second at 1-under with a 3.90 stroke average in par 4 scoring.
  • Fry is also tied for second in par 5 scoring at 2-under and a 4.50 stroke average.
  • Carter and Warnock both contributed a 1-under, 4.75 stroke average in par 5 scoring while Bedell is at even-par with a 5.00 stroke average.
  • Bedell and Fry are both tied for second among the tournament field with 15 pars.
  • Carter is tied for second with four birdies.
  • Fry ranks tied for first at the tournament with one eagle which came on the par 5 fifth hole.
  • Paripunna added three birdies and Warnock two.


  • 1st No. 42 Campbell 278
  • 2nd Gardner-Webb 293
  • 3rd Longwood 296
  • 4th USC Upstate 297
  • 5th Winthrop 306
  • T-6th High Point 310
  • T-6th Radford 310
  • 8th Hampton 311
  • 9th Presbyterian 312
  • 10th Charleston Southern 314



  • Due to expected inclement weather on Friday, the final two rounds of stroke play will be played on Thursday.
  • USC Upstate will tee off its first round of the day at 8 a.m.

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