Brad Curren tied for third and Jud Milam finished eighth to lead the USC Beaufort men’s golf team in their season-opening event at the Savannah Quarters Individual Intercollegiate on Monday in Pooler, Ga.
USCB was the only non-NCAA Division I team in the field for the event, which was scheduled to conclude Tuesday but was shortened to 36 holes because of unplayable conditions in the forecast.
Curren was the 18-hole leader after firing a 4-under-par 68 Monday morning at Savannah Quarters Country Club, giving him a one-shot lead over East Carolina’s Jacob Hicks. The winds kicked up in the afternoon, though, and Curren carded a 3-over 75 to finish two shots back of North Florida’s Dillon Woods and one behind Hicks. Woods opened with a 73 before firing a 68 in the second round.
Milam had the only other round under par in the second round, following up his opening 76 with a 71 to climb 11 spots and notch his second straight top-10 finish in the event. Milam was the runner-up last season.
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USCB’s Seth Rockwell (78-80) tied for 33rd, followed by Kirk Mitchell (77-83) in a tie for 40th, Bobby Dunphy (82-82) in a tie for 45th and Riley Schank (83-86) in 48th.
USCB won’t compete again until hosting the Sand Shark Classic on March 7-8 at Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie.