March 16, 2012
GREENVILLE - The Coastal Carolina men's golf team shot a 5-over 293 in the first round of the Furman Intercollegiate to stand in a two-way tie for eighth in the 21-team field, played at the 6,994-yard, par 72 Furman University Golf Course.
Chanticleer junior Sebastian Soderberg is currently tied for second, shooting a 4-under 68 Friday and standing two shots behind leader Sepp Straka (Georgia). Soderberg played a bogey-free round, getting birdies on holes two and 13 and posting an eagle on the par 5 sixth hole. The 68 was his sixth career round in the 60's and was one stroke off his career best.
Troy sits in the lead after 18 holes, shooting a 2-under 286. Wofford and Francis Marion, each shooting 288, are tied for second, followed by East Tennessee State (289), Clemson (290), Georgia State (292) and Charleston Southern (292). Presbyterian also shot 293 Friday to tie CCU for eighth.
Peter Valasek, coming off a top 10 finish earlier this week at CCU's General Hackler Championship, birdied three of his last five holes to card a 2-over 74 and stand tied for 42nd. Fellow freshman Ben Wheeler also shot 74. He was 4-over par at the turn, but had an eagle and two birdies to finish with his 74. Charlie Winegardner turned in a 77 and Andrew Dorn an 81.
The Furman Intercollegiate will play 18 holes Saturday before concluding the event with 18 holes Sunday.