USC Beaufort

USCB golf teams well back at tournaments

The USC Beaufort men's golf team has some work to do today if it wants to successfully defend its title at the SeeMore Putters NAIA Intercollegiate.

The Sand Sharks posted team scores of 294 and 296 in the first two rounds Monday at Savannah's Wilmington Island Club, leaving them in fifth place. They are 10 shots behind host SCAD Savannah, which holds the lead going into today's final round.

Jack Bingham led the Sand Sharks with rounds of 69 and 72, and Jordan Carpenter also had a solid day with rounds of 75 and 70.

The Sand Sharks will need better performances from the rest of their lineup to rally for their second consecutive tournament title, though.

"We will need a better overall team effort," USCB coach Chris Cuneo said. "But it can be done."

USCB women in 10th

The Sand Sharks women shot 30-over-par 314 and are in 10th place after the first round of the 16-team Charleston Southern Wendy's Invitational at Coosaw Creek Country Club.

USCB is 15 shots behind Marshall, which holds a two-shot advantage over UAB for the overall lead.

Adriana Saavedra led the Sand Sharks with a 76 and is tied for 18th. Phyllis Langley (77, T-22nd), Kendra Collins (78, T-26th), Samantha O'Donnell (83, T-56th) and Tori DeGroodt (85, T-67th) rounded out USCB's lineup.

USCB is the only NAIA school in the field, which includes 14 NCAA Division I schools and NCAA Division II Armstrong Atlantic.