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Sept. 12, 2009

ROCKY FACE, Ga. – Junior Paul Woodbury continued his strong play at The Farm Golf Club on Saturday, but the Gamecocks slipped one spot in the standings after two rounds at the Carpet Capital Collegiate. South Carolina is tied with Alabama for third place after a second-round 293 (+5) put them at 583 (+7) through 36 holes.

Woodbury shot his second straight round of 70 (-2) to put him at 4-under for the tournament, tied for fourth place heading into the final round. Starting on hole No. 10, the junior from Lake City, S.C., made the turn at even par after birdies on 13 and 18 sandwiching bogeys at 15 and 16. But he would birdie three of the first seven holes on his second nine to get to 3-under before carding bogey at the lengthy par-3 eighth to finish at 2-under.

Senior Patrick Rada matched Woodbury’s second round with a 70 of his own, rebounding from an opening-round 75. Rada birdied two of his first three holes, Nos. 11 and 12, then made bogey at the 15th to make the turn at 1-under. He then birdied the first two holes of his back nine before a bogey at No. 7, giving him a 35-35 day. Rada is tied for 14th through two rounds of play.

The rest of the Gamecocks did not fare as well on Saturday. Wesley Bryan followed up his opening-round 72 with a 5-over 77 to slip to a tie for 33rd place. Older brother George Bryan IV was three shots higher Saturday, shooting 76 to pull even with his brother in a tie for 33rd place. Redshirt freshman Clint Tolleson shot his second straight round of 77 and is tied for 50th position.

Defending champion Chattanooga looks to make it two in a row as they took the lead with a round of 284 (-4) to pull ahead of the Gamecocks, Tennessee and Alabama. The Vols are in second place at 1-over, two shots back of the Mocs. Alabama and Carolina, at 7-over, are eight shots out of the lead heading to the final round.

A pair of Georgia Bulldogs, Russell Henley and Harris English, are first and second, respectively, in the individual standings. Henley shot a blistering 66 (-6) Saturday to get to 7-under while English shot 68 (-4) to move to 5-under for the tournament.

The Gamecocks will be paired with Tennessee and Chattanooga for the final round, which gets underway at 8:50 a.m. Sunday. Live scoring is available through

T4. Paul Woodbury – 70-70=140 (-4)
T14. Patrick Rada – 75-70=145 (+1)
T33. Wesley Bryan – 72-77=149 (+5)
T33. George Bryan IV – 73-76=149 (+5)
T50. Clint Tolleson – 77-77=154 (+10)

1. Chattanooga (-1)
2. Tennessee (+1)
T3. Alabama (+7)
T5. Wake Forest (+9)
T5. Georgia Tech (+9)
T7. Auburn (+10)
T7. Texas Tech (+10)
T7. Georgia (+10)
10. East Tennessee State (+17)
11. Clemson (+19)
12. Mississippi (+23)