CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern resumes its spring season following nearly a month away from competition this Monday and Tuesday at The Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, hosted by USC-Aiken. Play at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C. begins Monday at 8:30 a.m.
Field: Akron, Augusta, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Francis Marion, Furman, Georgia Southern, Liberty, Presbyterian College, South Carolina – Aiken, South Carolina, Temple, USC Upstate, Virginia, Wofford
Course: Palmetto Golf Club – Aiken, S.C. – Par 70 – 6,617 yards
Live Scoring: www.Golfstat.com
Tee Times: Monday's First & Second Round: 8:30 a.m. (2nd Rd. immediately following 1st)
Tuesday's Third Round: 8:30 a.m.
CSU will test itself in a strong field that includes South Carolina, Augusta and Virginia, along with Big South rivals Liberty and Presbyterian and former conference mate Coastal Carolina. The tournament will open with 36 holes Monday and conclude with 18 on Tuesday.
Senior Austin James anchors the lineup for Director of Golf Todd Selders' Bucs. James was named Big South Golfer of the Week on Monday thanks to his runner-up finish at the Charleston Southern Challenge. He carded a final round four-under 68, his best effort of the season, for the second lowest score in the field.
Jake Ezell and Jacques Wilson follow behind James and have provided CSU steady play for much of the campaign. Ezell is coming off a one-under 71 in his last competitive round. Wilson rounded into form late in the fall and will be looking to settle into a rhythm as CSU works toward the Big South Conference Championship. The Bucs will have three more events leading into the league tournament, including one next weekend in Myrtle Beach.
South Carolina is the defending champion in the event. Host USC Aiken is the lone Division II program competing.