Bucs tied for eighth, Smith still in the hunt through second day at Furman Intercollegiate

Bucs tied for eighth, Smith still in the hunt through second day at Furman Intercollegiate

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Charleston Southern sits tied for eighth overall in the Furman Intercollegiate through the first two days at the Furman University Golf Course.

The Buccaneers improved on their first round score to shoot eight-over-par as a team over their second 18-holes of the tournament. CSU combined for 15 birdies, while Elliot Gothe picked up his second eagle of the weekend to pace the Bucs at the event.

CSU is tied with Big South rival Presbyterian through the first two rounds as 21-over-par. Coastal Carolina leads the overall event at 7-under-par, while Davidson and Furman are tied for second at 1-under-par.

Brandon Smith continues to sit among the tournament leaders after posting an even-par 71.  The freshman birdied his first hole of the day and added birdies on 11, 15, and 18 to finish his second round strong. Smith is currently tied with No. 100-ranked player James Nicholas of Yale through the first two rounds.

Gothe carded his second consecutive 73 to finish two-over for the day. The senior birdied the first, fifth, and 18th holes, and recorded his second eagle of the weekend on the 15th to highlight his efforts. He sits tied for 34th overall at 4-over-par for the event.

Brandon McBride added a 73, 2-over-par round to sit among CSU's scoring leaders on the day. He cut six strokes off his first round total, benefitting from birdies on the second, fourth, ninth, and 13th holes. He sits tied for 78th overall at 10-over-par for the tournament.

Alan Smith was CSU's final scorer on the day after turning in a 75, 4-over-par. He added birdies on the second, fourth, and 15th holes, but was unable to keep up the momentum late finishing with a trio of bogeys on the back nine. He's tied for 60th in the field through 36 holes.

Connor Moore birdied the 15th hole to highlight his morning round as the Buccaneers' sophomore finished with a 78. Moore is tied for 104th in the field with a 158, 16-over-par.

News & Notes

  • Charleston Southern continues to score consistently on the par fives this weekend as the Buccaneers sit tied for fourth overall at 12-under-par as a team.
  • The Buccaneers lead all teams with three eagles on the weekend.
  • Brandon Smith is second overall in stroke average on par fives, averaging a 4.17 through the first two rounds.

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Charleston Southern closes out the final round of the Furman Intercollegiate tomorrow in Greenville, S.C.