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March 17, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – With soggy conditions hampering the Palmetto-Cleveland Golf Collegiate in Aiken, S.C., round two of the golf tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather. After round one of competition, the University of South Carolina men’s golf team is tied for fifth after firing 293. The Gamecocks stand five strokes back from first place College of Charleston. There is a three-way tie between Texas-Arlington, Kansas and host University of South Carolina-Aiken for second place.

The event, now shortened to 36 holes, is being played at the 6,380 yard, par 71 Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC.

Three Gamecocks are currently in the top ten, including Matt Robinson who is tied for fifth place. Robinson, playing as an individual, shot one-under-par to post the lowest score for the garnet and black.

Eirik Johansen and Martin Rominger both posted even-par score of 72 to tie for eighth place. A native of Aiken, S.C., Alex Hamilton blasted 34 on the front nine, the third lowest score in the tournament, before shooting 40 on the back nine. Hamilton’s score of 74 landed him 25th place.

West Streib stands in 36th place, while Nash Elliot holds steady in 58th place.

The second round of the tournament tees-off at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2003.

Gamecock FinishesT  8    Erik Johansen            36- 36      72T  8    Martin Rominger          35- 37      72T 25    Alex Hamilton            34- 40      74T 36    West Streib              37- 38      75T 58    Nash Elliot              38- 39      77
(playing as an individual)T5 Matt Robinson 35- 36 71
Team Finishes1 Charleston, Coll. of 288 +42 Texas-Arlington 291 +7 Kansas, U. of 291 +7 South Carolina-Aiken 291 +75 Furman University 293 +9 South Carolina 293 +97 Maryland, U. of 294 +10 Vanderbilt Univ. 294 +109 Va. Commonwealth 296 +1210 So. Florida, U. of 299 +1511 Florida State Univ. 300 +1612 Tulane University 303 +1913 Texas Tech Univ. 304 +20 Presbyterian College 304 +2015 Georgia State Univ. 305 +21