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Gamecocks Finish T-6th at Season Opener
Gamecocks Finish T-6th at Season Opener
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Gamecocks Finish T-6th at Season Opener

Gene Zeigler paced Carolina with a T-20th finish at 1-under

MADISON, Wisc. – South Carolina finished T-6th at the season-opening Badger Invitational on  Tuesday. The Gamecocks shot 285 (-3) in the final round today in an event that was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather the first two days at University Ridge Golf Course.

Graduate transfer Zack Byers and sophomore Gene Zeigler paced Carolina the final 18 holes, each shooting 2-under 70s. Byers had an eagle and three birdies on his card today. Zeigler, a Florence, S.C. native, led the team today with five red numbers on his scorecard. He led Carolina this week with a T-20th finish, the second top-20 of his young career.

Senior Rafe Reynolds fired another even par 72 with four birdies on the day. Fifth-year senior Evans Lewis was the final counting score with a 1-over 73. Sophomore Nathan Franks also shot 73 (+1).

Texas A&M won the team title by 11 shots with a field-best 277 (-11) in the final round today. Ben Zluzas of Northern Illinois and William Paysse for the Aggies each shot 9-under to tie for the top spot on the individual leaderboard.

Freshman Zach Adams competed in the Badger Individual down the road at Pleasant View Golf Course. He T-8th with a 36-hole score of 149 (+7) in his collegiate debut.

2022 Badger Invitational Leaderboard

1. Texas A&M – 556 (-20)

2. Wisconsin – 567 (-9)

3. Illinois State – 569 (-7)

4. Nebraska – 571 (-5)

5. Purdue – 573 (-3)

T6. South Carolina – 574 (-2)

T6. Ole Miss – 574 (-2)

T6. Marquette – 574 (-2)

T6. Cincinnati – 574 (-2)

T10. South Florida – 575 (-1)

T10. Campbell – 575 (-1)

12. Northern Illinois – 576 (E)

13. Western Carolina – 582 (+6)

14. Augusta – 584 (+8)

15. UAB – 592 (+16)

T16. Maryland – 604 (+28)

T16. Western Kentucky – 604 (+28)

18. South Dakota State – 606 (+30)

2022 Badger Invitational Gamecock Leaderboard

T20. Gene Zeigler – 143 (-1)

T29. Rafe Reynolds – 144 (E)

T34. Evans Lewis –145 (+1)

T34. Nathan Franks – 145 (+1)

T46. Zack Byers – 147 (+3)

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