USC Aiken golf falls back a bit in NCAA regionals

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The No. 2 University of South Carolina Aiken men’s golf team is tied for third place with two other squads after the second day of the NCAA South/Southeast Regional, which wrapped up plate Tuesday afternoon.

The Pacers are three strokes back of the leader, Nova Southeastern, and are just one stroke back of Barry after 36 holes of competition. USC Aiken is currently nine-over par for the tournament after shooting a 297 Tuesday. For 36 holes, the team carded a 585.

Head coach Michael Carlisle’s team led the field after the first day, but struggled at times as just Kyle Godsman and Brandon Robinson-Thompson shot par or better during the second round.

Godsman leads the team with a two-day tally of 142, two-under par. He is currently tied for fifth and sits just three strokes back of the leaders.

Robinson-Thompson notched a one-under par, 71, Tuesday and currently has a 143 after two rounds of play. He is one-under par for the tournament with his 143.

Andrew Ward fired a seven-over par, 79, during the second round. He has a 36-hole total of 150 after registering a one-under par, 71, Monday morning. Ward is tied for 34th.

Hayden Letien and Gaines Milliner are tied with a 153. Letien shot a second-day 78 while Milliner improved upon his first day total by shooting a 76 over the 18 holes Tuesday.

Lynn and Florida Tech are tied with the Pacers for the third spot. Armstrong is sixth with a 589 while North Alabama (590), St. Leo (595), West Florida (596) and Clayton State (597) round out the top 10.