CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern concludes its fall season by hosting the East Bay Deli Classic at Kiawah Island's Turtle Point Golf Club this Sunday through Tuesday. The 54-hole competition begins Sunday at 8 a.m. and features programs from the SEC, Big Ten and American Athletic Conference, among others.
Field (15 Teams): Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, Chattanooga, Francis Marion, Jacksonville State, High Point, Memphis, Presbyterian, Rutgers, Stetson, Tennessee, USC Upstate, Western Carolina, Winthrop
Course: Turtle Point Golf Club – Kiawah Island, S.C. – Par 72 – 6,911 yards
Live Scoring: www.GolfStat.com
Tee Times: Sunday's First Round: 8 a.m. (Off No. 1)
Monday's Second Round: 8 a.m. (Off No. 1)
Tuesday's Final Round: 9 a.m. (Shotgun Start)
Tennessee returns as the event's defending champion after recording a three-over par composite score in windy conditions last year. The Bucs placed tied for tenth a year after claiming the title, which eventually helped the program capture an at-large berth to the NCAA Championship. Big South Conference foes High Point, Presbyterian and Winthrop, along with local rival College of Charleston, also highlight this year's field.
First-year coach Jason Payne's Bucs are hoping to end the fall campaign on a high note before they head toward the spring with a full squad. Art Griffin, Dylan Patscot and Elliot Gothe have all enjoyed success at different times in CSU's first two events, and will look to put it together at Turtle Point.
Gothe paced CSU with a strong T-17th place showing last week at the Camden Collegiate. The Swede fired the best round of his career, a three-under par 67, in the first round of that tournament.
Patscot placed in a tie for 26th at the season-opening Hummingbird Intercollegiate, and carried over his strong play to finish T-32nd at the Camden Collegiate.
Griffin, who advanced all the way to the Round of 32 at this summer's United States Amateur, will bid to return to that form. He opened the year with a solid T-10th place showing but struggled last week, shooting a final round 78 to finish T-61st.