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USC Upstate’s Fry wins Seahawk Invitational

USC Upstate’s Hunter Fry won his first college tournament with a 2-shot victory at the Seahawk Intercollegiate hosted by UNC Wilmington.

USC Upstate golfers have been making some headlines this spring. Both the men’s and women’s teams have produced individual winners, while the Spartan women’s team has been a fixture in the top-10 at their events.

Hunter Fry brought home a championship when he claimed medalist honors at the Seahawk Intercollegiate played at the River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, NC.

Fry opened the tournament trailing Blake McShea of Wilmington by 4 shots. In the second round Fry cut McShea’s lead to 2 shots going into the final round by shooting a 6-under par 66.

The shot gun start format for the final round did not put the two leaders head to head.

Upstate’s Hunter Fry celebrates a birdie during the final round of the Seahawk Intercollegiate. Fry claimed medalist honors by 2-shots for his first college win.

McShea fell behind early in his round, but teammate Drew Hackett picked up his pace to challenge Fry for the lead.

He never was able to catch the Upstate senior.

Fry carded an eagle and two birdies including one on his 17th hole to finish at 1-under par 71.

Hackett made it close when he eagled his 17th hole to pull within 2-shots of Fry.

The victory was the first college win for the Upstate golfer from Dacala, Georgia.

He joins Suwarin Yord-In as individual tournament winners this spring. Yord-In won the Lady Bison Championship.

The Upstate women’s team has a tournament win at the Eagle Invitational in Rock Hill. The team also has a runner-up finish at the Low Country Invitational.

Clemson finished 6th at the Valspar Collegiate. The Tiger’s Turk Pettit was the top Clemson golfer in the tournament finishing in 4th at 6-under par.

Florida State won the tournament with a 21 under par total with Wake Forest finishing second.

The Deacon’s Alex Fitzpatrick was the medalist shooting a 12-under par 201 total.

South Carolina is in 6th place at the Tiger Invitational.

Play had to be suspended because of weather and the tournament will resume on Wednesday morning.

Auburn is at 26-under par and has a 4-shot lead over Alabama. The Gamecocks are at 9-under par with 4-holes to play.

North Greenville won the Cherokee Valley Invitational when bad weather prevented the final round from being played.

First round scores gave the Crusaders the team win and Evans Lewis from North Greenville the individual title.

Scores from all tournaments are available at www.golfstat.com

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