ATHENS, GA – Senior Lars Sandvoll fired a second-round 75 and finished tied for 52nd in the players' standings to help lead Francis Marion University to a share of 16th place at the Southern Intercollegiate Men's Golf Tournament on Monday (April 15).
The 36-hole event was contested on the par-72, 6,917 yard Athens Country Club Course.
The 17th-ranked University of South Carolina squad captured the team title, finishing as the only team under par with a 14-under-par total of 562. Wofford College (582) finished second, while the hosts, 14th-ranked University of Georgia (585), claimed third place. Francis Marion posted rounds of 311 and 316 for a 627 total.
Making his final appearance as a Patriot, Sandvoll improved by five strokes in his second round to jump from a tie for 60th place in the individual standings to a tie for 52nd with a 155 total. He led FMU with five birdies across the two rounds. During his four-year career, Sandvoll played 116 rounds – the most by a Patriot during the past five seasons – and registered a 75.21 stroke average.
FMU freshman Grainger Howle recorded the lowest score of the day for the Patriots, carding an opening-round one-over-par 73. The Darlington native poured in four birdies during his first 18 holes, the most by any FMU golfer in either round. He also eagled the 444-yard par-5 sixth hole as part of a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on the 15th-17th holes of his opening round. He was one of 15 different players in the field to card an eagle on Monday.
Howle (73+86=159) and junior Mark Goodall (82+77=159) tied for 66th place in the players' standings. Freshman Grant Sellers (79+81=160) tied for 74th, while sophomore Michael Rials (79+83=162) tied for 78th.
South Carolina's Will Miles (136) fired a seven-under-par 65 in the second round to beat out teammate Scott Stevens by four strokes for medalist honors.
This tournament concluded Francis Marion's 2018-19 schedule.