Gamecocks T-4th After 36 Holes in Houston
Miles (T-7th), Wilson (T-9th) and Stachler (T-12th) all in top-15 for Carolina
HUMBLE, Texas – South Carolina tied with Ole Miss and Sam Houston State for the lowest team score of the day on Monday, shooting 290 (+2) in the second round of the All-American Intercollegiate. The Gamecocks are T-4th with Charlotte heading into Tuesday’s final round. Senior Ryan Stachler paced Carolina with a 2-under 70.
The Alpharetta, Ga., native, had just two bogeys and tied for the team lead with four red numbers. He made the turn at 2-under after a bogey free 34 on the front nine, and shot even par coming into the clubhouse. Stachler climbed nearly 40 spots on the leaderboard and is now T-14th. He’ll have a chance for his third career top-10 with another solid round tomorrow.
Fellow senior Will Miles shot an even par 72 to remain in the hunt at 2-under. He’s in eighth and four shots behind Cecil Wagner of Ole Miss, the 36-hole leader. The Hilton Head Island, S.C., native, made the turn at 1-over and shot 35 (-1) down the stretch.
“It was a solid round today by the guys,” said head coach Bill McDonald. “I was really proud of how they responded to a disappointing finish yesterday. It was windy and pretty tough out there. Anything around par was a good score and we really hung tough I thought. Hopefully we’ll be to play the final round tomorrow, but the forecast is a little dicey.”
Senior Scott Stevens and sophomore Jack Parrott each shot 74 (+2) in to round out the counting scores for Carolina. Stevens tied with Stachler for the team lead with four birdies, but was hurt by an eight at the par-4 fifth hole. He made the turn at 2-over (38) and shot even par coming in with a birdie and a bogey on the back nine. Parrott bounced back nicely from a tough first round in his collegiate debut. He posted a pair of red numbers and like Stevens, shot 38 (+2) on the front nine and 36 (E) on the back. Sophomore Caleb Proveaux shot 76. He made the turn at even with a pair of birdies his first nine holes, but 4-over (40) on his final nine without any red numbers.
Junior Jamie Wilson, who is competing as an individual this week, continued his solid play with a 71 (-2) to creep inside the top-10 of the individual leaderboard. The Mount Pleasant, S.C., native had five birdies, three in his first four holes. Wilson will be gunning for his second top-five and first since his career-best T-5th finish at the 2017 Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate as a freshman.
After 36 holes, Carolina is tied with Baylor for the field lead with 34 birides. The Gamecocks are tied for the field lead in par-5 scoring average with Sam Houston State at 4.75 (-10). Stevens is second in the field in par-5 scoring average at 4.38 (-5).
Carolina is nine shots back of the Bearkats heading into the final round tomorrow – Sam Houston State is the only team in the field under par overall. Just four shots separate the Gamecocks from Baylor and Houston, who are T-2nd at 2-over.
R2 TEAM LEADERBOAD – 2019 ALL-AMERICAN INTERCOLLEGIATE
1. Sam Houston State – 573 (-3)
T2. Baylor – 578 (+2)
T2. Houston – 578 (+2)
T4. South Carolina – 582 (+6)
T4. Charlotte – 582 (+6)
6. Ole Miss – 583 (+7)
7. UTSA – 587 (+11)
8. Rice – 591 (+15)
9. North Texas – 597 (+21)
10. McNeese State – 598 (+22)
11. Louisiana – 599 (+23)
12. Lamar – 602 (+26)
T-13. New Mexico State – 604 (+28)
T-13. UT Arlington – 604 (+28)
R2 GAMECOCK LEADERBOAD – 2019 ALL-AMERICAN INTERCOLLEGIATE
T-7. Will Miles – 142 (-2)
T-9. *Jamie Wilson – 143 (-1)
T-12. Ryan Stachler – 145 (+1)
T-22. Scott Stevens – 147 (+3)
T-43. Caleb Proveaux – 150 (+6)
T-63. Jack Parrott – 154 (+10)
*playing as an individual