McGuigan paces Patriot golfers on final day of USCA event

McGuigan paces Patriot golfers on final day of USCA event

AIKEN, SC – Senior Callum McGuigan shot a final-round 73 to help Francis Marion University to a 10th-place showing on the final day (Tuesday, March 6) of The Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament hosted by USC Aiken.

Tuesday's play features a rain delay and inflated scores, as no team was able to break par.  The 54-hole tournament was played on the 6,617-yard, par 70 Palmetto Golf Club course.

The University of Virginia maintained its second-round lead to capture the team championship by nine strokes over Georgia Southern University 840-849.  The host Pacers finished third at 855, followed by UAB (856) and East Carolina University (857).

FMU was one of four squads to tally a 305 team score on Tuesday leaving the Patriots in a tie for 10th position – exactly where the Patriots stood after Monday's two rounds.  It is Francis Marion's fourth Top-10 finish of the season and third in a row.

McGuigan led the five FMU golfers as he finished tied for 28th place in the players' standings with a 74-71-73=218 scorecard.  Senior Marc Casullo (70-69-80=219) finished tied for 33rd position, while senior Alessandro Caselli (73-69-78=220) tied for 38th, junior Lars Sandvoll (78-71-78=227) tied for 69th, and freshman John Burghardt (79-79-76=234) tied for 79th place.   

Daniel Overas of Coastal Carolina University (70-67-70=207) earned medalist honors after winning a playoff with Georgia Southern's Jake Storey (69-69-69=207).  Both finished at 3-under-par.

Francis Marion will return to action on Monday (March 12) at the one-day Southern Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. 

 

The Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC (Established in 1892)
Dates: Mar 05 - Mar 06, 2018 (FINAL)
No.      Team               Scores 1ST-2ND-3RD=Total
1          Virginia                       274-277-289= 840 E
2          Georgia Southern        282-281-286= 849 +9
3          S. Carolina - Aiken      283-274-298= 855 +15
4          UAB                           281-277-298= 856 +16
5          East Carolina              281-280-296= 857 +17
T6        Memphis, U. of            285-280-294= 859 +19
T6        Augusta                     280-274-305= 859 +19
8          Coastal Carolina         285-282-293= 860 +20
9          Furman                      283-278-305= 866 +26
T10      Wofford College          292-283-305= 880 +40
T10      Francis Marion             295-280-305= 880 +40
T10      VCU                           299-278-303= 880 +40
13        Akron, U. of                291-287-303= 881 +41
14        Temple                       296-285-309= 890 +50
15        Army West Point         291-286-314= 891 +51
16        William & Mary            298-295-312= 905 +65
17        Presbyterian College   304-297-323= 924 +84
18        Manhattan College       299-303-329= 931 +91