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Gamecocks Finish Tied For 11th At Carpet Capital Collegiate
<b>Dykes Harbin</b>
 
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DALTON, Ga. -- The South Carolina men's golf team carded a final-round 294 (+6) to wrap up the Carpet Capital Collegiate in a tie for 11th place on Sunday at The Farm Golf Club.

The Gamecocks finished the weekend with a three-round total of 886 (+22). Senior Dykes Harbin and freshman Matt NeSmith both finished in the top 20 to lead Carolina, tying for 14th and 19th place, respectively.

"It was a frustrating week overall, but I was proud of how the guys fought back today," South Carolina head coach Bill McDonald said. "Dykes had a very solid finish, and Matt getting a top-20 finish in his first collegiate event is fantastic. I saw a lot of things to get excited about this week and I think this team will keep improving."

Harbin posted the low round of the Gamecocks on Sunday, shooting an even-par 72 to take his three-round total to 216 (E). The top-20 finish is the fifth of his career. A native of Augusta, Ga., Harbin recorded five birdies, five bogeys and eight pars on the day.

One of three newcomers on the South Carolina roster this season, NeSmith made a stellar debut as he closed out the weekend with a 3-over 75. The North Augusta, S.C., native tallied two birdies, five bogeys and 11 pars to finish with a three-round score of 219 (+3).

Sophomore Sean Kelly produced his best round of the tournament, shooting a 1-over 73 as he finished in a tie for 68th with a score of 230 (+14).

Junior Caulder Moore turned in a 3-over 75 on Sunday to tie for 45th with a total of 224 (+8), while sophomore Caleb Sturgeon posted a 2-over 74 to tie for 66th with a total of 229 (+13).

Defending national champion Texas shot a final-round 292 (+4) to hold on to win the tournament with a total of 851 (-13). Georgia finished second with a score of 856 (-8), followed by Alabama (865), LSU (871) and Clemson (871).

Texas' Brandon Stone claimed medalist honors after shooting an even-par 72. He concluded the tournament with a total of 204 (-12).

The Gamecocks will have the rest of September off from competition before hosting the Rees Jones Invitational on Oct. 1-2 at Haig Point Golf Club in Daufuskie Island, S.C.

SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTS
T14. Dykes Harbin  	69-75-72=216 (E)
T19. Matt NeSmith  	72-72-75=219 (+3)
T45. Caulder Moore  	75-74-75=224 (+8)
T66. Caleb Sturgeon  	80-75-74=229 (+13)
T68. Sean Kelly  	80-77-73=230 (+14)

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS 1. Texas 293-266-292=851 (-13) 2. Georgia 278-284-294=856 (-8) 3. Alabama 284-289-292=865 (+1) T4. LSU 286-287-298=871 (+7) T4. Clemson 292-281-298=871 (+7) 6. Wake Forest 288-286-298=872 (+8) 7. Chattanooga 292-286-297=875 (+11) 8. Tennessee 299-290-287=876 (+12) 9. North Florida 291-288-300=879 (+15) 10. Kennesaw State 293-296-294=883 (+19) T11. South Carolina 296-296-294=886 (+22) T11. Georgia Tech 301-291-294=886 (+22) T11. North Carolina 291-293-302=886 (+22) 14. Auburn 289-290-311=890 (+26) 15. MTSU 292-315-296=903 (+39)


 

 

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