Upstate Finishes First Day of Bridgestone Match Play in Fourth Place

Upstate Finishes First Day of Bridgestone Match Play in Fourth Place

Braselton, Ga. – The USC Upstate men's golf team ended the first day of the Bridgestone Match Play in fourth place after shooting a 601 (305-296) on Monday from the par 72, 7003-yard Legends Course at Chateau Elan.

The Spartans concluded the two rounds of stroke play six shots behind third-place South Alabama (304-291), while Lipscomb claimed first place with a 572 (290-282). Jacksonville was just four strokes back in second place at 576 (292-284). High Point (609) and Presbyterian College (611) rounded out the team standings.

Individually, Jacksonville's Ryan Jahn held off Dawson Armstrong of Lipscomb by two strokes at 4-under 140.

Upstate was led by Taylor White (77-72), Matt Carter (73-76) and Jordan Warnock (77-72) as the trio each finished the opening day in a tie for 13th place with a 5-over score of 149. Hunter Fry and Sean Stanistreet, joining Warnock in their first collegiate event, rounded out the individual leaderboard for the Spartans in 21st and 36th place, respectively. Fry finished the day with a two-round score of 154 (78-76) and Stanistreet carded a 174 (89-85).

Playing as an individual, Tom Schofield tied for 24th place after shooting a 156 (77-79).

UPSTATE TEAM RESULTS
T13:  Taylor White – 77, 72 (+5)
T13:  Matt Carter – 73, 76 (+5)
T13:  Jordan Warnock – 77, 72 (+5)
21:  Hunter Fry – 78, 76 (+10)
T24:  Tom Schofield – 77, 79 (+12)*
36:  Sean Stanistreet – 89, 85 (+30)
* - Playing as an individual

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1:  Lipscomb – 572 (290-282)
2:  Jacksonville – 576 (292-284)
3:  South Alabama – 595 (304-291)
4:  USC Upstate – 601 (305-296)
5:  High Point – 609 (306-303)
6:  Presbyterian College – 611 (309-302)

UP NEXT
The Spartans now advance to the match play portion of the Bridgestone Match Play on Tuesday. Upstate is the fourth seed and will face top-seeded Lipscomb Tuesday morning with the first group set to tee off at 8:18 a.m.

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