Gothe tied for 9th through 36 holes at Camden Collegiate

Gothe tied for 9th through 36 holes at Camden Collegiate

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.

Art Griffin (T-47th (71-77)) and Derrick Villarreal (90th (85-79)) rounded out the lineup for CSU. Griffin posted two birdies and was one under on the front nine in the morning.

Sunday's final round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

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