Pacers in 10th After Day One of NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship

Pair of USC Aiken Women's Basketball Players Transfer (Image 1)
Pair of USC Aiken Women's Basketball Players Transfer (Image 1)

HERSHEY, Pa. – The nationally fifth-ranked University of
South Carolina Aiken men's golf team is in 10th place as a team after the first
round of stroke play in the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship at
the par-71, 6,984-yard East Course at the Hershey Country Club.

 

Making its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division II Men's
Golf Championship, USC Aiken concluded the first round of stroke play with a
team score of 298.

 

USC Aiken was led in the first round by Peach Belt
Conference Player of the Year Matt Atkins (Owensboro, Ky./Henderson State), who
posted a 1-under 70.

 

USC Aiken's JP Solis (Morelia, Mexico/Lico Morelia),
Hayden Letien (Sumter, S.C./Sumter HS) and Taylor Welborn (LaGrange,
Ga./Darton) are all tied for 54th at 76.

 

Mark Dickson (Edinburgh, Scotland/Firrhill) carded a 77
for the Pacers in the opening round. He is tied for 67th.

 

National No. 2 Barry at 284 is in first as a team after
the first round. Seventh-ranked Lynn is in second at 290. No. 3 CSU-Monterey
Bay is third at 291.

 

Barry's Adam Svensson is in first individually after
round one. He carded a 3-under 68 in the first round.

 

The second round of the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf
Championship is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21.

 

The first Pacer is slated to tee off in round two on hole
No. 10 at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday. Tee times for the third round on Wednesday, May
22 will be determined by team position after round two.

 

After the conclusion of the 54 holes of stroke play, an
individual champion will be declared.

 

The top eight teams will then be put into brackets based
on the 54-hole scores. The final eight will then move on to match play. This
will be the third year that match play will be utilized to determine the
national champion.

 

The pairings for the quarterfinals will be seed No. 1
against seed No. 8, seed No. 2 against seed No. 7, seed No. 3 against seed No.
6 and seed No. 4 against seed No. 5.

 

Each team match will consist of five points with one
point being awarded for each individual match.

 

Winning teams will advance to the semifinals and
subsequently the finals. Each individual match will be played to its completion
and the first team to win three points within the team match will advance, or
in the case of the final match be declared the national champion.

 

The match play quarterfinals and semifinals will be
contested on Thursday, May 23. The national championship match is scheduled to
begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24.

 

All the Pacer action in the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's
Golf Championship will be able to be followed live on USC Aiken's official
athletic website at www.PacerSports.com.

 

First Round Results: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/static/team_player_leaderboard_3668.html

 

10    USC Aiken         298   298

T5    Matt Atkins
(1)         70    70

T54   JP Solis (2)            76    76

T54   Hayden Letien
(4) 76    76

T54   Taylor Welborn
(5)      76    76

T67   Mark Dickson
(3)  77    77

 

1    

2 D2  Barry

E     F       E  284 
284

2    

7 D2  Lynn

+6    F       +6 290  290

3    

3 D2  CSU-Monterey
Bay

+7    F       +7 291  291

T4   

6 D2  Western
Washington

+8    F       +8 292  292

T4   

1 D2  Nova
Southeastern

+8    F       +8 292  292

6    

8 D2  Florida
Southern

+10   F       +10      294 
294

T7   

10 D2 Columbus State

+13   F       +13      297 
297

T7   

14 D2 CSU-Stanislaus

+13   F       +13      297 
297

T7   

20 D2 Central
Oklahoma

+13   F       +13      297 
297

10   

5  D2 USC Aiken

+14   F       +14      298 
298

11   

      Missouri-St. Louis

+15   F       +15      299 
299

12   

24 D2 Colorado-CO
Springs

+17   F       +17      301 
301

T13  

4 D2  Grand Canyon

+18   F       +18      302 
302

T13  

      Bellarmine

+18   F       +18      302 
302

15   

      Wilmington University

+20   F       +20      304 
304

16   

      Central Missouri

+23   F       +23      307 
307

17   

40 D2 Southwestern
Ok. St.

+24   F       +24      308 
308

18   

18 D2 West Florida

+28   F       +28      312 
312

19   

47 D2 Indiana U. of
Pa.

+30   F       +30      314 
314

20   

      California (PA)

+33   F       +33      317 
317

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