USC Upstate Back on the Course Monday at Southern Intercollegiate Championships

USC Upstate Back on the Course Monday at Southern Intercollegiate Championships

Spartanburg, S.C. – After taking over a month off from the course, the USC Upstate men's golf team is back on the tee box Monday for the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, a one day, 36-hole tournament hosted by the University of Georgia from the par 72, 6917-yard Athens Country Club.

The Southern Intercollegiate Championships will consist of shotgun starts at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

USC Upstate is sending out a five-player lineup consisting of Jordan Warnock, Reid Bedell, Matt Carter, Hunter Fry and Sam Merrell.

The participating teams, along with the Spartans, in the one-day tournament are Georgia A and B, Arkansas, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Florida State, Francis Marion, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Iowa, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Nicholls State, Savannah State, Stetson, Western Carolina, Wofford and Youngstown State.

The Southern Intercollegiate Championship field consists of six teams ranked in the top-100 in the latest Golfstat ranking in Arkansas (No. 18), Florida State (No. 19), Kennesaw State (No. 57), Iowa (No. 59), Georgia (No. 62) and Lipscomb (No. 76).

USC Upstate finished 11th at last year's Southern Intercollegiate Championships with a combined score of 614 (308-306). Warnock led the Spartans individually finishing in a tie for 18th place after shooting an even-par 144 (74-70).

USC Upstate is back on the course for the first time since Feb. 5-6 when it opened the spring season at the Sea Best Invitational and recorded a 13th place performance. Warnock carded the top individual finish with rounds of 75-70-76 to place in a tie for 53rd at 221. Carter tied for 70th place while Bedell was 73rd, Merrell 74th and Sun Paripunna 78th.

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

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