ATHENS, Ga. - Charleston Southern senior Art Griffin recorded a second round two-over par 74 to tie for 36th place and lead the Bucs Monday at the Southern Intercollegiate. CSU finished 15th as a team in the 36-hole event, hosted by Georgia at Athens Country Club.
No. 18 Arkansas cruised to the team title, carding back-to-back rounds in red numbers to finish at -9 overall. Kennesaw State and Georgia finished tied for second at +8, while Lipscomb and No. 19 Florida State rounded out the top-five in the 18-team field. Arkansas's Alvaro Ortiz and Luis Garza tied for medalist honors at -3. Alex Schaake of Iowa was one off the pace, and two others in the 90-player field also finished under par.
CSU struggled in the morning but played considerably better in the afternoon behind Griffin and sophomore Elliot Gothe (T-64th). Griffin was two-under on the front nine and birdied his final two holes of the day to close in strong fashion. Gothe, aided by birdies on two of his last three holes, carded a 75 thanks in part to an even par front nine.
Senior Jacques Wilson (T-58th) and freshman Alex Scott (T-73rd), making his spring debut contributed CSU's other counted round two scores with 77's. Scott provided one of the highlights of the day for the Bucs with an eagle at the par-five sixth hole.
CSU will return to action in 11 days at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville.