March 27, 2006
AWENDAW, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s golf team fired a one-under-par 283 Monday and remained in second place following the second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club (Par 71 — 7,229 yards) in Awendaw, S.C. Redshirt freshman Patrick Cunning (Aiken, S.C.) led the Gamecocks with a career-best round of 67 and senior Eirik Johansen (Stavanger, Norway) sits in a tie for third, just four strokes off the individual leader.
South Carolina (279-283=562) trails tournament leader Wake Forest (275-277=552) by 10 strokes heading into the final round on Tuesday. Augusta State (296-269=565), which shot the best round (-15) of any team on Monday, is the only other team under par.
Cunning made a big move for South Carolina, jumping from a tie for 51st up to a tie for 12th. After firing a 76 on Monday, he made par on each of the front nine holes and collected four birdies on the back nine to secure the 67. Johansen shot a 70 to finish under par for the second straight day. The Gamecock captain sits at five-under for the tournament and is four strokes back of Wake Forest’s Webb Simpson, the individual leader.
Sophomore Mark Anderson (Beaufort, S.C.) shot a 72 on Monday and rose one spot into a tie for 12th. True freshmen Allen Koon (Bamberg, S.C.) and Florian Fritsch (Wiesloch, Germany) round the Gamecock lineup in a tie for 26th. Koon carded a 74, while Fritsch shot a 75.
The Hootie at Bulls Bay wraps up with the final round of play on Tuesday. Scoring updates are available online at www.golfstatresults.com.
South Carolina Individuals, Through Two RoundsT3 Eirik Johansen 67-70=137 (-5)T12 Mark Anderson 71-72=143 (+1)T12 Patrick Cunning 76-67=143 (+1)T26 Florian Fritsch 70-75=145 (+3)T26 Allen Koon 71-74=145 (+3)
Team Standings (Through Second Round)1 Wake Forest 275-277=552 (-16)2 South Carolina 279-283=562 (-6)3 Augusta State 296-269=565 (-3)4 UCF 289-282=571 (+3)5 North Carolina288-286=574 (+6)6 NC State 298-279=577 (+8)7 Virginia 297-281=578 (+10)T8 Clemson 293-286=579 (+11)T8 Vanderbilt 297-282=579 (+11)10 C of Charleston 293-291=584 (+16)11 Alabama 299-286=585 (+17)12 Florida State 293-296=586 (+18)T13 Kentucky 292-295= 587(+19)T13 LSU 300-287=587(+19)15 Auburn 296-295=591 (+23)