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Gamecocks Finish Fourth at Folds of Honor Collegiate – University of South Carolina Athletics

Gamecocks Finish Fourth at Folds of Honor Collegiate – University of South Carolina Athletics

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – South Carolina finished fourth in the season-opening Folds of Honor Collegiate on Wednesday. The Gamecocks shot 294 (+10) in the final round led by a pair of newcomers in transfer Frankie Harris and freshman Bo Carpenter.

Scoring was tough again with windy and firm condtions after a 2 hour-plus weather delay this morning. Notre Dame, who defeated Michigan State by a shot after coming back from fifth place, was the only team under par today with a team score of 282 (-2). Just six players total in the 90-man field fired a red number in round three. Kansas’ Cecil Belisle won with a 54-hole total of 212 (-1). He was the only player in the field under par.

“It was a good start to the season and proud of the guys for fighting hard,” head coach Bill McDonald said. “We gave up a lot of shots the past two rounds, but hopefully we learned some good lessons that will help us going forward.”

Harris shot 71 (E) with a trio of birdies on the back nine, including back-to-back circles on his scorecard at holes 17 and 18. Carpenter was bogey free on the front and made birdie at the par-4 17th hole to shoot 72 (+1). The duo each finished T-24th at 5-over for the tournament in their Gamecock debuts.

Sophomore Zach Adams led the team this week with his T-9th finish. After a difficult front nine in which he shot 41 (+6), the Charleston, S.C. native rallied on the back shooting 34 (-2). He finished his round with three-straight birdies on 16, 17 and 18.

Senior Rafe Reynolds was the final counting score today with a 76 (+5). Junior Nathan Franks shot 77 (+6) and did not record a birdie in round three after solid play the first two days.

The Gamecocks are off the rest of the month before returning to action Sept. 25-27 at the SEC Fall Preview. The event, taking place at Country Club of Birmingham, will feature all 14 SEC teams. There will be 54-hole stroke play with matches on the final day to determine a champion.

2023 Folds of Honor Challenge Team Leaderboard

1. Notre Dame – 578 (+10)

2. Michigan State – 570 (+2)

3. Arkansas – 574 (+6)

4. South Carolina – 573 (+5)

5. Arizona – 573 (+5)

T6. Kentucky – 585 (+17)

T6. Memphis – 582 (+14)

8. Florida State – 578 (+10)

9. Indiana – 590 (+22)

T10. Oregon State – 592 (+24)

T10. NC State – 584 (+16)

12. Kansas – 597 (+29)

13. Howard – 607 (+39)

14. Grand Valley State – 599 (+31)

15. Air Force – 609 (+41)

16. Florida A&M – 632 (+64)

17. Navy – 631 (+63)

18. Army…


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