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Lancers golfers compete in tourney

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By The Staff

The USCL Lancer golf team carded a 639 total at the Links O’Tryon Golf Club in Campobello on Oct. 6-7.Brevard College, a NCAA Division II school, won the event with a 582 total, which included a two-under par performance on day two.Daniel Hardy, of host Spartanburg Methodist College, was the medalist with a 141 (72-69).Tyler Young led the Lancers with a 155 total (81-74). Skip Small was second at 156 (81-75). Other Lancers scores were: Stephen Adeimy 166 (82-84), Mike Burch 162 (80- 82), Drew Bragg 158 (73-85), Donavan Pettit 168 (82-86) and John Michael Hudson 174 (87-87).“The 6,877-yard layout proved to be a good test for the 60 golfers,” said Rick Walters, USCL coach. “We were particularly proud of the way Tyler and Skip came back the second day to help the team improve nine shots. Tyler, who had his best day as a USCL player, has come a long way since his freshman year. He finished 23rd overall in the event and Skip finished 27th.”“Drew Bragg, competing as an individual participant, played extremely well on Monday, firing a 73. His hard work is paying off,” Walters said.This event marked the third tournament of the year for the Lancers. On September 15th, the Lancers played in the Montreat Invitational. Stephen Adeimy carded a 148 (76-72) to take sixth.The Lancers played in the Coker Invitational on Oct. 13-14 to cap the fall season.Lancers tennis teamThe men’s team traveled to Augusta, Ga., for the Chick-fil-A Invitational hosted by Augusta State University. The field included USC- Lancaster, Augusta State, Georgia College, Berry College and Newberry College.It was a very strong tournament considering Georgia College finished in the top 10 in the nation last year in Division II and according to their coach should be even stronger this year.The tournament was composed of different flights. There were five singles flights and two doubles flights. The Lancers’ singles lineup was:Second flight – Chris HarveyThird flight – Richard Wise and Paul ShawFourth flight – Glenn ThomasonFifth flight – Aaron Twitty & J.J. RamseyDoublesSecond flight – Harvey and Thomason, Wise and Ramsey, Shaw and TwittyRichard Wise had the best finish by winning the back draw in the third flight.Most of the team members were simply overmatched in the doubles and singles.The competition should help the Lancers as they prepare to begin their spring season Feb. 14 at home against Lenoir Rhyne.“Our guys got a good taste of what college tennis is all about this weekend,” said Lancers’ coach Brian Clark. “I am hopeful our guys will use this weekend as both knowledge and motivation to become better players.”The next match for the men’s and women’s teams is Nov. 8 at Spartanburg Methodist College. Match time is set for 11 a.m.