Sept. 9, 2017
Men's Golf at Carpet Capital Collegiate
ROCKY FACE, Ga. -- South Carolina shot 290 (+2) in the second round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate on Saturday. Sophomore Caleb Proveaux is T-8th individually after shooting a 3-under round of 69.
The Lexington, S.C., native was outstanding down the stretch, shooting a 5-under 31 on the back nine. He went eagle, par, birdies on his last three holes of the day. Proveaux shot 38 (+2) on the front before going off his final nine holes, where he had three birdies, an eagle and no bogeys.
2017 All-SEC pick Scott Stevens bounced back with a solid 1-under 71 to jump 24 spots on the leaderboard (T-35th). The Chattanooga, Tenn., native, led the team with five birdies in the second round. Stevens carded his 35th career round of par or better at The Farm on Saturday.
Junior Will Miles posted a 2-over 74, as he sits T-30th heading into Sunday’s final round. The Hilton Head Island, S.C., native shot 36 on the front after starting his day with three consecutive birdies. He shot 38 (+2) on the back.
Team captain Keenan Huskey was unable to get it going and shot 76 (+4). The senior from Greenville is T-50th at 6-over for the tournament. Freshman Andrew Spiegler recorded a second round 78 (+6) and is T-62nd at 9-over. Senior Ben Dietrich, who is playing as an individual, posted a second round 74 (+2) and is T-54th at 7-over.
No. 4 Florida remains in the 36-hole lead at 6-under after shooting a second round 289 (+1). No. 12 Alabama jumped up the leaderboard on Satirdauy with the best round of the tournament, shooting an 11-under 277 to move into a tie for second with No. 19 Georgia Tech.
QUOTING COACH Bill McDonald
"Caleb played really well, and Scott had a pretty solid round. We are really close to playing well as a team, and I think the guys are a little frustrated overall. Hoverer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this team go low tomorrow for the final round.”
ROUND CHANGER Caleb Proveaux
Proveaux has now shot under-par twice to begin the 2017-18 season with his 69 (-3) on Saturday. He just missed tying his career 18-hole low of 68 today. It’s the second time in his young career Proveaux has shot in the 60s. He’s posted one eagle, nine birdies and 19 pars in 36 holes at The Farm.
The Gamecocks will be paired with Dalton State and Kennesaw State in the final round on Sunday. Spiegler will lead things off at 9:17 a.m. for South Carolina. Proveaux will be the final tee time of the morning at 10 a.m.
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