Pacers golf team moves up in the NCAA championships

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Tuesday May 21, 2013

HERSHEY, Pa. – The nationally fifth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken men's golf team moved up six spots to fourth as a team after the second round of stroke play in the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship at the par-71, 6,984-yard East Course at the Hershey Country Club.

USC Aiken enters the final round of stroke play in the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship with a two-round team tally of 590 (298-292).

The Pacers in fourth as a team are in a favorable position entering the final day of stroke play on Wednesday, May 22. The top eight teams after the 54 holes of stroke play advance to the match play portion of the championship.

The top eight teams after Wednesday’s final round will be put into brackets based on the 54-hole scores. This will be the third year that match play will be utilized to determine the national champion.

The pairings for the quarterfinals will be seed No. 1 against seed No. 8, seed No. 2 against seed No. 7, seed No. 3 against seed No. 6 and seed No. 4 against seed No. 5.

Each team match will consist of five points with one point being awarded for each individual match.

Winning teams will advance to the semifinals and subsequently the finals. Each individual match will be played to its completion and the first team to win three points within the team match will advance, or in the case of the final match be declared the national champion.

The match play quarterfinals and semifinals will be contested on Thursday, May 23. The national championship match is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24.

Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Matt Atkins is in second individually after the first two days of the 2013 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship at 3-under 139.