Atkins

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- No. 3 USC Aiken finished in 15th place as a team at the Augusta State Invitational at the 7,143-yard, par-72 Forest Hills Golf Club.

USC Aiken was the only NCAA Division II team in the 15-team field.

After posting a 307 in round one, the Pacers improved dramatically to claim a team score of 296 in the second round. USC Aiken posted a 296 again in round three to finish with a team score of 899.

Two Pacers finished in the top 40 individually with Matt Atkins leading the way. Atkins ended the tournament tied for 23rd at 220 (76-73-71).

USC Aiken's Kyle Godsman concluded the tournament tied for 40th at 223 (74-75-74).

NCAA Division I No. 6 Texas won the event with a three-round team score of 863 (296-282-285). Host Augusta State finished second at 865 (283-293-289).

Coastal Carolina's Sebastian Soderberg defeated Central Florida's Greg Eason on the fifth playoff hole to claim individual medalist honors.

Soderberg (75-68-66) and Eason (70-70-69) finished stroke play with identical 209 scores.