Carolina T-5th after two rounds at The Farm
All four counting scores for the Gamecocks were par or better.
ROCKY FACE, Ga. — South Carolina posted a solid 4-under 284 in the second round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate on Saturday and sits T-5th at 2-over heading into Sunday’s final round. It marks the Gamecocks first round of par or better as a team in the 2018-19 season. Junior Caleb Proveaux led Carolina with a 2-under 70 that featured a team-high five birdies.
“It was really nice to see Caleb (Proveaux) play well after he struggled yesterday,” said head coach Bill McDonald. “Will (Miles) on the back nine was amazing. He showed real determination and grit after a tough front nine. I continue to be impressed by our freshmen who are not only giving us productive rounds but great attitudes as well.”
Proveaux fired a pair of 1-under 35s and was bogey free on the front nine. It marks the 12th career round of par or better for the Lexington, S.C., native. Proveaux is T-47th at 5-over after bouncing back from a tough 79 (+7) in round one.
Senior Scott Stevens and freshman Harry Corbin also shot under par for the Gamecocks with 1-under 71s. Stevens led the team with 24 rounds of par or better in 2017-18. Today marked his 59th career round of par or better in 113 outings.
Corbin, an Inman, S.C. native, shot under par for the first time as a Gamecock Saturday. He and Stevens are T-18th at even par for the tournament.
Senior Will Miles struggled on the front nine making the turn at 5-over (41) thanks to a triple bogey on the ninth. He played lights out coming in, shooting a bogey free 31 (-5) on the back nine that featured three birdies and an eagle on the 516-yard par-5 16th hole. The Hilton Head Island, S.C., native is T-15th at 1-under going into the third and final round.
Freshman Ryan Hall shot 1-over (73) and is T-54th at 6-over. He had a trio of birdies shooting 1-over (37) on the front and even par (36) down the stretch. Fellow freshman Teddy Tetak, who is playing as an individual, shot 76 (+4) and also sits at 6-over through 36 holes.
No. 7 Georgia Tech (host school) and Tennessee are tied for the lead at 20-under after posting sub-280 rounds Saturday. No. 2 Alabama is also in contention two shots back after shooting the round of the day, an 18-under 270 which set a new course record. All three schools have separated from the rest of the field with a 19-shot cushion from fourth place. Tyler Strafaci (Georgia Tech) and Jake Meenhorst (Tenneseee) are tied for the individual lead at 9-under. Strafaci shot a field-best 65 (-7) in round two.
Carolina will be paired with No. 6 Auburn and Virginia for the final round Sunday morning. Hall will lead things off at 8:50 a.m. ET on hole one for the Gamecocks.
R2 TEAM STANDINGS
1. Tennessee – 556 (-20)
2. Georgia Tech – 556 (-20)
3. Alabama – 558 (-18)
4. Auburn – 577 (+1)
T-5. South Carolina – 578 (+2)
T-5. Virginia – 578 (+2)
7. Clemson – 584 (+8)
8. Cal – 585 (+9)
9. North Florida – 586 (+10)
T-10. LSU – 588 (+12)
T-10. Kennesaw State – 588 (+12)
12. Chattanooga – 589 (+13)
13. Florida – 597 (+21)
T-14. Colorado State – 600 (+24)
T-14. Dalton State – 600 (+24)