CSU sits second, Griffin and Wilson tied for second, through 36 holes at Bash at the Beach

CSU sits second, Griffin and Wilson tied for second, through 36 holes at Bash at the Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Charleston Southern seniors Art Griffin and Jacques Wilson are tied for second place and CSU sits second as a team, just four shots off the lead, through 36 holes at the Bash at the Beach. Griffin and Wilson each posted 36-hole scores of two-under par 139 Monday at The Surf Golf and Beach Club.

Newberry, the nation's 14th-ranked Division II team, leads the nine-time field at -1 entering Tuesday's final round. CSU, which recorded rounds of even-par 284 and three-over 287, is just four shots off the pace. Longwood, the Bucs' fellow Big South Conference rival, is also within striking distance at +5 overall.

Griffin and Wilson, at -2, trail Newberry's Carlos Leandro by four strokes for the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Only three of the other 57 competitors in the field are in red numbers.

CSU's Elliot Gothe (T-17th (+4)) and Connor Moore (T-20th (+5)) are also in position for a strong finish for coach Jason Payne's squad.

Griffin and Wilson each highlighted Monday's action with stellar opening rounds. Griffin notched four birdies, 13 pars and just one bogey en route to a three-under 68 to tie for the round one lead. Wilson turned in a sizzling back nine, recording four birdies, en route to a 69.

Gothe fired the Bucs' other top round of the day in the afternoon, carding a 69 of his own to bounce back from a 77 in the morning. The Swede played a clean front nine, with three birdies, and rolled in eight pars on the back nine.

CSU will being its final round Tuesday off the first hole between 8:50 a.m. and 9:30. The Bucs will play alongside Newberry and Longwood.