USC Beaufort

USCB men 2nd; women sit in 3rd at Sun Conference Championships

The USC Beaufort men's golf team posted a team score of 1-under-par 287 and was one shot off the pace set by SCAD Savannah after the first round of the Sun Conference Championship at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The second round was delayed because of rain and eventually suspended.

Jon Pannone led USCB in the first round with a 3-under-par 69 and is in fourth, four shots behind SCAD's Sean Metcalf.

Led by individual co-leader Kaitlin O'Sullivan, the Sand Shark women sit in third place, one shot behind SCAD Savannah and 10 back of leader Northwood.

"We definitely didn't shoot ourselves out of it; we're right in the middle," USCB coach Emily Kuhfeld said. "We definitely had our chances to be under 310, but we'll take it and be better tomorrow."

O'Sullivan shot 3-over-par 75 and is tied with Northwood's Melanie Roux for the lead. USCB's Kelli Nakano shot 77 and is tied for fifth.

Embry-Riddle, led by former Bluffton High School standout Heather Wiquist, is in fourth, one shot behind the Sand Sharks. Wiquist is tied for eighth after a 6-over-par 78.

Both tournaments conclude today.

Sun Conference Championships


Team standings

SCAD Savannah 286

USC Beaufort 287

St. Thomas 289

Northwood 291

Johnson & Wales 294

Webber International 295

Embry-Riddle 297

Southeastern 301

Top individuals

Sean Metcalf, SCAD 65

Elrick Von Eck, Northwood 66

Estaban Aristizabal, St. Thomas 67

Jon Pannone, USCB 69

Chris Burke, Southeastern 71

Jordan Meltzer, J&W 71

Jens Johansson, Webber 71

Tom Hayes, SCAD 72

Luke McClellan, USCB 72

Chris Hawley, J&W 73

George Thacker, USCB 73

Omar Tejeira, St. Thomas 73

Chris Lane II, USCB 73

Justin McMillen, SCAD 73

Other USCB scores

Jack Bingham 74


Team standings

Northwood 307

SCAD Savannah 316

USC Beaufort 317

Embry-Riddle 318

Webber International 336

Warner 380

Top individuals

Kaitlin O'Sullivan, USCB 75

Melanie Roux, Northwood 75

Mikaela Lyander, Webber 76

Emelie Andersson, Northwood 76

Kelli Nakano, USCB 77

Mary-Michael Burns, SCAD 77

Anne Mason, SCAD 77

Kayte Decker, Northwood 78

Heather Wiquist, Embry-Riddle 78

Bea Serra, Embry-Riddle 78

Ceci Rezk, Northwood 78

Pia Jenko, Embry-Riddle 78

Other USCB scores

Adriana Saavedra 79

Sophie Henke 86

Kendra Collins 87

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