No. 3 Pacers golf eighth after two rounds at NCAA Regional

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The nationally third-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken men's golf team is in eighth place after the first two rounds of action at the 2013 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional at the par-72, 6,928-yard El Campeon golf course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club.

Through two rounds of play, USC Aiken currently owns a score of 598 (295-303).

JP Solis (Morelia, Mexico/Lico Morelia) led the Pacers in the second round on Tuesday. Solis posted three birdies en route to a 2-under 70. Solis has a two-round score of 142 (72-70). The two-round score of 142 has him in sole possession of third.

USC Aiken’s Matt Atkins (Owensboro, Ky./Henderson State) carded an 82 to finish the second day of the regional with a total of 152 (70-82).

Mark Dickson (Edinburgh, Scotland/Firrhill) closed out his second round with a 77. He now owns a two-round total of 153 (76-77).

USC Aiken’s Hayden Letien (Sumter, S.C./Sumter HS) owns a two-round score of 157 (77-80), while Taylor Welborn (LaGrange, Ga./Darton) also owns a two-round score of 157 (81-76).

Current national No. 1 Nova Southeastern is in first after the first two rounds of action at 571 (287-284). National No. 2 Barry is in second at 580 (284-296).

Nova Southeastern’s Ricardo Celia (69-72) and Ben Taylor (70-71) are tied for the individual lead through two rounds at 141.

USC Aiken is vying to make its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship in the South/Southeast regional.

The top seven teams and top two student-athletes not with a team after stroke play in the 2013 NCAA South/Southeast Regional will advance to the finals May 20-24 at the par-71, 7,061-yard East Course at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa.

The third and final round is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The first Pacer is scheduled to tee off sometime after 12 p.m. on Tuesday.

All of the action in the 2013 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional will be able to be followed live on USC Aiken's official athletic website at www.PacerSports.com.

Second Round Results: http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/leaderboards/team/static/team_players_4381.html

8 USC Aiken 295 303 598
3 J.P. Solis (2) 72 70 142
T50 Matt Atkins (1) 70 82 152
T57 Mark Dickson (3) 76 77 153
T87 Hayden Letien (4) 77 80 157
T87 Taylor Welborn (5) 81 76 157

1
Nova Southeastern
-5 F -4 287 284 571
2
Barry
+4 F +8 284 296 580
3
Georgia Coll. & State
+10 F +7 291 295 586
4
Florida Southern
+12 F +7 293 295 588
5
Lynn
+18 F +18 288 306 594
T6
West Florida
+20 F +10 298 298 596
T6
Columbus State
+20 F +10 298 298 596
8
USC Aiken
+22 F +15 295 303 598
9
Barton College
+23 F +7 304 295 599
10
Rollins College
+24 F +18 294 306 600
11
North Alabama
+27 F +18 297 306 603
12
Georgia Southwestern
+31 F +10 309 298 607
T13
Armstrong Atlantic
+35 F +14 309 302 611
T13
Eckerd College
+35 F +18 305 306 611
T13
Belmont Abbey Coll.
+35 F +20 303 308 611
16
Valdosta State
+38 F +19 307 307 614
17
Florida Tech
+41 F +23 306 311 617
18
Erskine College
+43 F +25 306 313 619
19
Lincoln Memorial
+48 F +22 314 310 624
20
Mount Olive College
+49 F +21 316 309 625


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