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March 19, 2006

STATESBORO, Ga. – South Carolina senior Eirik Johansen posted his fourth top-10 finish of the season and the Gamecock golf team tied for 11th of 15 teams at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, played at the par-72 Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga. USC shot a team score of 300 on Sunday to conclude the tournament with a score of 300-283-300=883 (+19).

Johansen (Stavanger, Norway) carded a one-over-par 73 and wound up tied for 10th. The team captain owns 18 top-10 finishes during his South Carolina career.

Freshman Florian Fritsch (Wiesloch, Germany) was the Gamecocks’ next-best finisher in a tie for 37th. Fritsch also shot a 73, his best of the tournament Sunday. Sophomore Mark Anderson (Beaufort, S.C.) was one stroke behind Fritsch after firing a final round 76. Redshirt freshman Patrick Cunning (Aiken, S.C.) shot a 78 to place in a tie for 51st and freshman Allen Koon (Bamberg, S.C.) fired an 80 to tie for 55th.

North Carolina captured the team title with a score of 291-278-288=857. Michigan State’s Matt Harmon collected individual medalist honors with a total score of 207.

South Carolina returns to action March 26-28 as it competes in the Hootie at Bulls Bay at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.

South Carolina IndividualsT10th    Eirik Johansen 75-68-73=216T37th   Florian Fritsch    75-74-73=222T40th   Mark Anderson    74-73-76=223T51st   Patrick Cunning    76-71-78=225T55th   Allen Koon  76-71-80=227TEAM TOTAL      300-283-300-883 (+19)
Team Standings1. North Carolina 291-278-288=8572. Florida 294-284-281=8593. Kentucky 285-288-292=8654. Auburn 285-291-295=8715. Alabama 298-285-292=875T6. Minnesota 295-290-291=876T6. NC State 295-284-297=8767. Michigan State 295-285-296=8769. Tennessee 297-279-301=87710. Augusta State 300-293-287=88011. South Carolina 300-283-300=88312. LSU 294-293-300=887T13. Georgia Southern 299-288-303=890T13. Ohio State 302-285-303=89015. Toledo 306-298-311=915