Camden, S.C. – Jordan Warnock carded a career-low round, while Taylor White currently sits in a tie for 16th place, as the USC Upstate men's golf team completed day one action at the Camden Collegiate Invitational on Saturday from the par 70, 6350-yard Camden Country Club.
Upstate ended the first two rounds in a tie for sixth place with Furman at 595 (300-295) heading into the final day on Sunday. The 295 turned in during the second round is the lowest this season for the Spartans by one stroke after shooting a 296 at the season-opening Bridgestone Match Play. Upstate is tied for third among the tournament field with 22 birdies.
"Overall, today was a good day and a significant improvement over our last tournament," said head coach Todd Lawton. "Everyone contributed and I am particularly proud of the way Taylor stayed consistent and Matt persevered after getting some muscle spasms in his back midway through the second round."
White leads the Spartans in the individual standings as the senior is tied for 16th place at 6-over 146. White posted four birdies during his opening two rounds and added 22 pars for scores of 72 and 74 on Saturday. The first round 72 ties his second-lowest round of the season which also came at the Bridgestone Match Play.
Warnock opened play at the Camden Collegiate Invitational with a first round 78 before coming back with ten pars and three birdies in his second round for a 71, marking the lowest score of the day for Upstate. The freshman is tied for 26th position with a combined score of 149 (78-71).
Matt Carter is the second-highest Spartan in the individual standings as the sophomore, ranked 153rd in the latest Golfstat ranking, sits one stroke back of White in a tie for 21st at 147 (73-74). Carter turned in a solid day ranking in the top-10 among the tournament field as he is tied for third in par 3 scoring at 1-under par and tied for fifth with seven birdies.
Upstate also counted scores of 155 (79-76) from Tom Schofield and 157 (77-80) by Andrew Purcell. Schofield had his lowest round of the season thus far with a second round 76 and sits tied for 53rd place, while Purcell is tied for 65th with two other players.
Host school South Carolina leads the Camden Collegiate Invitational following day one action after shooting a 566 and is in front of second place James Madison by four strokes. On the individual leaderboard, South Carolina's Keenan Huskey holds a four stroke advantage over Alex Henderson of James Madison at 7-under 133.
The final round of the Camden Collegiate Invitational will tee off at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.
UPSTATE TEAM RESULTS
T16: Taylor White – 146
T21: Matt Carter – 147
T26: Jordan Warnock – 149
T53: Tom Schofield – 155
T65: Andrew Purcell – 157
1: South Carolina – 566
2: James Madison – 570
3: Wofford – 581
4: USC Aiken – 582
5: Harvard – 589
T6: USC Upstate – 595
T6: Furman – 595
8: Charleston Southern – 599
T9: Gardner-Webb – 601
T9: Francis Marion – 601
11: Dartmouth – 602
12: Presbyterian College – 605
13: High Point – 611
14: Xavier – 621
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