Third ranked Pacers place second at Rendleman Invite

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SALISBURY, N.C. – The nationally third-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken golf team finished in second place as a team at the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the par-71, 6,665-yard Country Club of Salisbury.

The Pacers finished with a two-round team tally of 590 (289-301) to claim second place. Belmont Abbey acquired the team title with a score of 583 (296-287).

Belmont Abbey’s Adam Hedges acquired individual medalist honors with a score of 141 (74-67).

Three Pacers finished in the top-25 individually in total with JP Solis (Morelia, Mexico/Lico Morelia) tying for 12th at 147 (67-80).

USC Aiken’s Kyle Godsman (Moray, Scotland/Lossiemouth) tied for 17th at 148 (71-77).

Matt Atkins (Owensboro, Ky./Henderson State) rebounded from a 79 in round one to post a 1-under 70 in round two. His two-round total of 149 allowed him to tie for 24th.

Mark Dickson (Edinburgh, Scotland/Firrhill) finished tied for 32nd at 150 (76-74), while Andrew Ward tied for 60th at 156 (75-81).

The Pacers will next play host to the 16th Annual Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate at the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12. The Pacers are four-time (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009) winners of their annual home tournament.

Final Results: http://www.pacersports.com/sports/mgolf/2012-13/files/rendle.htm

2 USC Aiken 289 301 590
T 12 J.P. Solis 67 80 147
T 17 Kyle Godsman 71 77 148
T 24 Matt Atkins 79 70 149
T 32 Mark Dickson 76 74 150
T 60 Andrew Ward 75 81 156

Fin. School Scores
1 Belmont Abbey Coll. 296 287 583 +15
2 USC Aiken 289 301 590 +22
3 Lenoir-Rhyne 297 295 592 +24
4 Catawba College 302 293 595 +27
North Greenville U. 297 298 595 +27
Carson-Newman Coll. 302 293 595 +27
7 King College 303 294 597 +29
8 Anderson Univ. (SC) 292 306 598 +30
9 UNC Pembroke 296 303 599 +31
10 Queens Univ of Charl 309 294 603 +35
Erskine College 300 303 603 +35
12 Lincoln Memorial U. 300 304 604 +36
13 Wingate University 302 307 609 +41
14 Pfeiffer University 315 296 611 +43
15 Limestone College 311 307 618 +50
Bluefield St. Coll. 307 311 618 +50
17 Tusculum College 309 313 622 +54


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