The USC Beaufort men's golf team has some work to do to try to win its second consecutive tournament, as the 20th-ranked Sand Sharks sit in eighth place on a tightly packed leaderboard after the first day of the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Coming off a victory in the Sand Shark Classic last week, USCB posted scores of 300 and 302 on Monday, leaving the Sand Sharks nine shots behind leader Coastal Georgia (593).
William Woods is second at 594, followed by Embry-Riddle at 595, Northwood (Texas) at 597, SCAD Savannah at 598, Marian (Ind.) at 599 and Murray State Community College at 600. Eleven of the 13 teams in the field are within 22 shots of the lead.
Senior Travis Cashion led the Sand Sharks on Monday, carding rounds of 74 and 75. He is tied for 15th at 5-over-par 149. Freshman Cory Cottrell (75-76--151) is tied for 23rd, followed by sophomore Andrew McCullough (78-76--154) in a tie for 33rd. Junior Brian Langley (81-75--156) is tied for 42nd, and senior Tyler Jacobs (73-85--158) is tied for 47th.
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The final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday.