AIKEN, S.C. – Georgia Southern’s Scott Wolfes shot an even-par 70 today to finish 8-under for the tournament and tie for second in the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational at Palmetto Golf Club.
The senior was one stroke shy of South Carolina’s Will Starke (-9) and tied Cody Proveaux of Clemson. The tournament featured five teams in the top-50 in the country and 17 individuals in the top-100.
Wolfes started on hole 7 today, and birdies on holes 14 and 18 moved him to 10-under for the tournament with four holes to go. He bogeyed holes 3 and 4 and finished with consecutive pars to post even-par for the day.
“We’re very proud of the way Scott played this week,” said Georgia Southern coach Carter Collins. “He played well again today and finishing in a tie for second in this field is strong.”
Archer Price shot a 72, Jake Storey fired a 73, Charlie Martin posted a 78, and Kim Koivu finished with a 79 today as the Eagles placed eighth in the team standings (+17), a stroke ahead of Wofford (+18) and Maryland South Carolina (-15) won the tournament, followed by Clemson (-14).
“Palmetto showed a few more teeth today, and we didn’t play our best,” said Collins. “We haven’t finished outside the top-6 in an event all season so I’m expecting a bounce-back week coming up.”
Price started on hole 9 today and birdied three of his first six holes to make the turn to the front 9 at even par. The freshman parred seven of his last eight holes, but a double bogey on hole 3 left him with a 2-over 72.
Storey began on hole 8 and was 1-under with six holes to go after birdies on holes 10 and 14. The freshman posted three straight pars after consecutive bogeys but finished with a 73 after a double bogey on hole 7.
Georgia Southern’s home tournament, the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club, is next on the schedule. The 15-team event, featuring 10 squads ranked in the top-50 in the country, runs March 20-22, 2015.