Buccaneers 10th overall through the first 36 holes of the Wofford Invitational

Buccaneers 10th overall through the first 36 holes of the Wofford Invitational

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Charleston Southern sits 10th overall in the team standings at the Wofford Invitational as the Buccaneers rallied back in the second round at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

After a difficult first round featured all five CSU players carding above-par rounds, Brandon Smith and Alan Smith paced the Buccaneers rally to sit fifth among Big South teams in the field. Brandon Smith was 4-under-par in the second round, while Alan Smith was even through the second 18 as the Bucs shot 288, even-par in the round.

Overall, CSU is 17-over-par through the first 36 holes as the teams battled through a slow pace in the second round and narrowly were able to get off the course prior to nightfall.

Furman (-15) leads the way on the course as one of three teams to shoot under par through the first 36 holes. Austin Peay (-6) and tournament host Wofford (-5) are also among the leaders through the first day.

Brandon Smith leads the way for the Bucs sitting tied for 33rd through the first two rounds. The junior was 7-over-par through the first round, but rallied back over the second 18 holes to finish 3-over for the day. He birdied 3, 5, 9, 15, and 16 over the second round to put himself back in the mix heading into the final round.

Connor Moore and Alan Smith sit tied for 41st through the first two rounds at 5-over-par.

Moore battled through a rough first round, but close out the first 18 holes with a trio of birdies to lead CSU at 3-over-par. He added three more birdies in the second round, but a pair of early bogeys put him 5-over through 36.

Alan Smith was 5-over-par through the first 18 holes with his lone birdie of the opening round coming on the 11th hole. He battled back over the second round to card an even-par 72 with birdies on 11, 12, 14, and 16.

Brandon McBride is two strokes back from his teammates at 7-over-par through the first 36 holes to sit tied for 51st in the field. The freshman connected on CSU's lone eagle of the day on hole one in the first round, while adding four birdies over the second round to highlight his day.

Elliot Gothe is tied for 58th overall at 8-over-par through 36 holes. Matching 4-over-par rounds highlighted his afternoon as the junior battled through an up-and-down second round that featured six birdies and a trio of double-bogeys.

Up Next
Charleston Southern closes out the final round of the Wofford Invitational starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning with CSU teeing off on 10, 11, and 12, at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

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