May 18, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. –
Under sunny skies but windy conditions at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando on Thursday, the South Carolina men’s golf team shot a team score of 304 and concluded the first round of play in 19th place. The Regional continues with 18 holes on both Friday and Saturday.
South Carolina is currently seven strokes out of the top 10, where it needs to finish to move on to the NCAA Championship, which begins May 31 in Sunriver, Ore.
Sophomore Mark Anderson and senior Eirik Johansen led the Gamecocks by shooting two-over par 74s. The pair is tied for 39th on the individual leader board entering Friday’s scond round. Freshman Florian Fritsch fired a first-round 77 (+5) and is tied for 80th, while sophomore Warren Thomas and freshman Allen Koon both carded a 79 (+7) and are tied for 109th place.
Defending national champion and top-ranked Georgia leads the field after carding a four-under par team score of 284. Wake Forest (285, -3) and UNLV (287, -1) both played the opening round under par and reside in second and third place, respectively.
Carolina will tee off from the 10th hole at 8:35 a.m. Friday. Live scoring is available by clicking on the link at www.uscsports.com.
SOUTH CAROLINA INDIVIDUAL SCORES T39 Mark Anderson 74, (+2)
T39th Eirik Johansen 74, (+2)
T80th Florian Fritsch 77 (+5)
T109th Warren Thomas 79 (+7)
T109th Allen Koon 79 (+7)
NCAA East Regional Round 1Team Leader BoardTeam Scores1) Georgia 2842) Wake Forest 2853) UNLV 2874) Rhode Island 2885) Texas Tech 2896) UCLA 2927) North Carolina 2948) Georgia Southern 2959) Auburn 29610) Jacksonville 297T11) USC 298T11) Georgia State 298T11) Western Illinois 298T14) Indiana 299T14) Charlotte 29916) Notre Dame 30017) Coastal Carolina 30118) Florida State 30219) South Carolina 30420) Maryland 30521) George Washington 30722) Richmond 30923) Tennessee 310T24) Liberty 311T24) Wichita State 31126) Binghamton 31227) Army 314