CAMDEN, S.C. – Charleston Southern sophomore Elliot Gothe is tied for ninth place through 36 holes at the Camden Collegiate, hosted by the University of South Carolina. Gothe's first round three-under par 67 highlighted CSU's play on Saturday at Camden Country Club. The Bucs stand 16th as a team entering Sunday's final round.
The host Gamecocks are in first place at -11 thanks to an 11-under par second round effort. James Madison is in second place at even par, with Elon close behind at +3. JMU's Shota Ozaki holds the individual lead at -5 and is one shot ahead of two Gamecocks as well as teammate Ignacio Montero.
Gothe (67-72-139) went out in three-under par 32 and added birdies at No.'s 10 and 13 to surge to -5 in the opening round. A stretch of three bogeys over his final four holes prevented him from possibly tying or matching the best round of the day in the 90-player field. Gothe's outstanding 67, though, still marked a career low tally.
Dylan Patscot (72-71-143) also turned in a strong 36 holes for coach Jason Payne's Bucs, and is tied for 28th. Coming off a solid showing at the season opening Hummingbird Intercollegiate, Patscot was particularly good in the afternoon, going -1 on the front nine.
Sunday's final round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.