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Gamecocks share Hootie at Bulls Bay title

South Carolina lost a 10 shot lead in the final round, but still finished in a four-way tie forcing a sudden-death playoff. The Gamecocks and East Tennessee State ran out of daylight in the playoff and shared the Hootie at Bulls Bay tournament title. (USC Photo)

South Carolina had a 10-shot lead going into the final round, but shot a 10-over par in the final round to open the door for NC State, ETSU and Missouri to finish the 54 hole tournament all tied with the Gamecocks.

The four teams went into a sudden death playoff, but ran out of daylight with USC and ETSU still batteling for the title.

Gamecock’s coach Bill McDonald and ETSU’s coach Jake Amos, a former assistant for McDonald at USC, decided to declare South Carolina and the Bucs co champions of the tournament.

Furman’s Ross Funderburke finished as the tournament runner-up 2-shots behind Archie Davies of ETSU. (Furman photo)

The shared title gave the Gamecocks their third win of the season.

USC’s Ryan Hall, who had the individual lead going into the final day, shot a 1-over par 73 and fell into a third place tie.

ETSU’s Archie Davies, last year’s SoCon Player of the Year, shot a final round 7-under par to come from well back in the field to claim medalist honors.

Furman’s Ross Funderburke closed out the tournament with a 2-under par 70 to move up to second place.

The Paladins finished in 11th place in the final team standings.

Scores from the Hootie at Bulls Bay https://m.birdiefire.com/tournament/97291/

Bridgeman finishes third, Tigers tenth at Valspar Collegiate

After carding a first round 5-under par 67 and a second round 8-under par 63 Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman finished the Valspar Collegiate with a 1-over par 73.

Bridgeman had won the last two tournaments he played. The PGA Canada Qualifying tournament and a 6-shot victory in the Linger Longer Invitational.

Jacob Bridgeman finished third at the Valspar Collegiate. (GolfClub file photo)

The Clemson senior’s final round ended his record-tying streak of five consecutive rounds of 67 or better. Bridgeman now has 45 career rounds in the 60s and is tied with D.J. Trahan and one short of Bryson Nimmer’s career best mark of 46.

Bridgeman can break the Clemson record when the Tigers tee it up next in Naples, Florida at the Calusa Cup…

The defending national champions from Pepperdine won the tournament by 14 shots over Florida State.

Clemson finished in 10th place.

Dylan Menante of Pepperdine won medalist honors with a score of 14-under-par 199, three shots better than Bridgeman…

Clemson’s next tournament will be April 3-5 at the Calusa Cup in Naples, Fla. This will be the final
regular season event of the year before the ACC Tournament begins on April 22.

Scores from the Valspar Collegiate https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=24503

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