HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The University of South Carolina Aiken golf team finished in a tie for fifth on the final day of competition at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championship, earning a berth at the NCAA Championships May 20-24 in Daniels, W. Va.
The Pacers will compete at the finals at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W. Va. USC Aiken won its third national championship in Daniels, W. Va., during the 2005-06 season.
Columbus State finished two strokes out of contention in ninth place while Young Harris was 10th, three strokes out of the top seven. Clayton State finished 16thand Flagler 18thin the 20-team field.
Head coach Michael Carlisle's team started the day in eighth place – and a stroke behind the top seven – but finished with a three-round score of 895. The Pacers shot seven-over par, 295, on the final day of play. The squad concluded the tournament shooting 31-over par. The seven squads that advanced are Lynn, West Florida, Barry, Florida Southern, USC Aiken, Lincoln Memorial and Saint Leo.
August Lindvall led the way, taking seventh place. He shot two-over par, 218, for the event.
Dan Sheehan garnered a top-25 finish by placing 23rd. He shot eight-over par, 224, for the event. Thomas Trowbridge took 39th after shooting 11-over par, 227.
Vincent Norrman and Nova Southeastern's Juan Jose Guerra were both tied for third and will be the two players not on an advancing team to go to the national championships.
Norrman fired rounds of 74-66-74 to finish two-under-par 214. The junior from Stockholm, Sweden, had the low round of the tournament with his 66 on Friday. He played Saturday's front nine at two-over but was even on the back nine, with an eagle on the par-five 14th.
Complete results can be found here.