No. 3 USC Aiken golf leads PBC Championship after two rounds

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Saturday, April 20, 2013

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The nationally third-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken men’s golf team is in first place as a team after the first two rounds of action at the 2013 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 7,057-yard Mountain View Course at Callaway Gardens.

USC Aiken concluded the first two rounds of play at the league championship with a two-round team tally of 582 (300-282). USC Aiken’s team round of 282 in the second round is its second-best team round of the 2012-13 season.

USC Aiken is seven strokes ahead of Columbus State (298-291) and Georgia Southwestern (297-292), who are both tied for second at 589.

Three Pacers are currently in the top-5 individually with the 2013 Peach Belt Conference First-Team duo of Matt Atkins and JP Solis both tied for second individually at 143.

The 2013 Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, Atkins (Owensboro, Ky./Henderson State) opened the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship with a 78. Atkins rebounded impressively in round two by carding a career-best 7-under 65.

A three-time All-Peach Belt Conference selection, Solis (Morelia, Mexico/Lico Morelia) opened with a 74 in round one. He posted a 3-under 69 in the second round.

USC Aiken’s Mark Dickson (Edinburgh, Scotland/Firrhill) is currently tied for fifth individually with a two-round score of 144 (71-73).

Columbus State’s Bryan Lichimo is in first individually after two rounds at 142 (73-69).

The third and final round of the 2013 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. The first Pacer is scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m.

Second Round Results: http://www.pacersports.com/sports/mgolf/2012-13/files/PBC_Men-s_Golf_Day_1_Combo.pdf

1 USC Aiken 300 282 582
T2 Matt Atkins (1) 78 65 143
T2 JP Solis (2) 74 69 143
T5 Mark Dickson (3) 71 73 144
T31 Taylor Welborn (4) 77 76 153
T35 Hayden Letien (5) 79 75 154

1 2 Team Scores
4 1 USC Aiken 300 282 582 +6
3 T2 Columbus State 298 291 589 +13
2 T2 Georgia Southwestern 297 292 589 +13
T6 4 Armstrong Atlantic 302 289 591 +15
5 5 Georgia Coll. & State 301 293 594 +18
8 6 Clayton State 306 290 596 +20
1 7 Montevallo 295 303 598 +22
T6 8 Lander 302 299 601 +25
9 9 North Georgia 309 297 606 +30
10 10 Flagler College 311 305 616 +40
11 11 UNC Pembroke 316 317 633 +57


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