CELEBRATION, Fla. -- The University of South Carolina Beaufort men's golf team put together a strong second round Monday afternoon and is in fourth place after the first day of the Sun Conference Championship at Mystic Dunes Golf Club.
After carding a team score of 308 in the morning, the Sand Sharks bounced back with a 287 in the afternoon for a 36-hole total of 595. USCB is 20 shots behind leader Southeastern (575), which has a 15-shot advantage over Johnson & Wales (590). Warner is third at 594.
Senior Tyler Jacobs (77-69--146) led the way for USCB and is tied for ninth. Freshman Brad Curren (75-72--147) is tied for 12th, senior Travis Cashion (76-72--148) is tied for 15th, junior Owen Bell (80-74--154) is tied for 26th, and sophomore Chris Finke (83-77--160) is in 42nd.
Jacobs is six shots off the individual lead, as Southeastern's Linzy Clark and Johnson & Wales' Damon Solo lead at 4-under-par 140.
The Sand Sharks are four shots ahead of fifth-place SCAD Savannah (599). Thomas and Webber International are tied for sixth at 606, followed by Northwood (608), St. Thomas (609), Embry-Riddle (627) and Ave Maria (715).
The final round is scheduled for today with tee times beginning at 7:35 a.m. The winner will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Men's Golf National Championship in Salem, Ore
Sun Conference honors SS Browder
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- University of South Carolina Beaufort shortstop CJ Browder continues to pile up accolades, as the junior from Covington, Tenn., was named the Sun Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time Monday.
Browder was tabbed by the league's sports information directors after going 6-for-11 with a home run and four RBIs to help the Sand Sharks win three of four games over the weekend and wrap up the Sun Conference regular-season title.
Browder ranks in the top five nationally in the NAIA in RBIs per game (1.55), total bases per game (3.15), home runs per game (0.4), home runs (16), RBIs (62) and slugging percentage (.955).
The Sand Sharks (38-4) will be the top seed in the Sun Conference Tournament beginning Thursday at National Training Center in Clermont, Fla.