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Men's Golf Finishes 13th at Kiawah Island


KIAWAH ISLAND, SC -- Catawba finished 13th among a 17 schools at the Kiawah Island Invitational men’s golf tournament which concluded on Tuesday at the 6,875-yard, par-72 Cougar Point Golf Club.  USC Aiken hosted the event which was the initial tournament for the Catawba Indians this season. 

Georgia Southwestern, who opened with a four-under-par 284 team score in the opening round, held on to win by three shots over the host Pacers.  Georgia Southwestern finished with a 585 total to a 588 score for USC Aiken.  Catawba shot rounds of 316 and 313 to post a 629 score.

Senior Brad Cline (Thomasville, NC/E. Davidson HS/UNCG) led the Indians as he finished 26th, shooting rounds of 78 and 73 for a 151 score.  Freshman Matt Hardman (Gettysburg, PA/Gettysburg Area HS) went 75-77 for a 152 total and finished 28th. 

USC Aiken’s Taylor Welborn took medalist honors as he shot a five-under-par 139 for the two rounds.  He opened with a 68 and was tied after the first round with JP Griffin, of Georgia Southwestern.  Griffin shot even par in a rainy-windy round two that was interrupted by lightning, while Welborn carded a one-under-par round. 

Fin.     Scores
 1. Georgia SW 284-301--585
 2. USC Aiken 293-295--588
 3. Armstrong Atlantic  296-297--593
 4.  Belmont Abbey 296-298--594
 5.  Carson-Newman 298-301--599
 6.  Georgia C&SU 296-308--604
 7.  Concord 299-307--606
 8.  Barton 300-308--608
 9.  USC Beaufort 298-313--611
10.  North Georgia 313-302--615
11.  Coker  310-308--618
12.  St. Andrews 294-325--619
13.  Catawba 316-313--629
14.  Mount Olive 309-321--630
15.  Bluefield State 318-315--633
16.  Fairmont State 318-330--648
17.  Erskine 310-342--652

Catawba finishers
26. Brad Cline, 78-73=151
28. Matt Hardman, 75-77=152
67. Kyle Kegerreis, 81-82=163
67. Marshall Ritchie, 82-81=163
82. Mike Opsitnick, 88-84=172

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