A pair of college golfers with Upstate connections claimed their first college wins in action on both ends of the Palmetto State.
College of Charleston freshman Emily Dunlap shot a final round 68 to claim a share of first place at the Kiawah Island Classic.
Dunlap helped the Cougars to the team title in the event. The former Mauldin High School golfer shot rounds of 68-73-68 for a 7-under par 209 and a share of first place with Maia Samuelsson from Jacksonville.
Charleston topped a massive field of 53 teams in the tournament played at Kiawah’s Osprey Point and Oak Point Golf Clubs. Victoria Huskey from Travelers Rest along with Jodee Tindal, Olivia Hamilton and Anna Ruttloff joined Dunlap on the winning team.
The Cougars shot a 10-under par final round to pass Florida Gulf Coast for the win. The tournament title was the 30th win for Charleston coach Jamie Futrell.
In the Upstate, Anderson University freshman Reese Coleman shared the second round lead at the Southern Tides Classic at Green Valley Country Club. Rain washed out the final round leaving the Trojan golfer with a share of first place.
Coleman, from South Africa, shot a two day total of 142 to share medalist honors with Alberto Avila from Erskine.
Belmont Abbey won the team title by 7-shots over North Greenville with Anderson in third and Limestone claiming fourth place in the rain shortened tournament.
The winning Crusaders team included four golfers who played high school golf in the Upstate. Connor Fahey from Eastside, Andrew Rose from Riverside, Ben Loudermilk and Sean Miller from St. Joseph’s joined Jack Warren on the winning team.
In a stand alone individual tournament played at Kiawah Island as part of the Classic Anna Grace Brock from UNC Greensboro shared medalist honors with Emily Nash from Elon. Brock, from Greenwood, shot a 223 total for a share of the win.
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